On these pages, letters and other documents written by Franz Schubert will be published so to give the reader a better idea of the great composer's personality. Schubert left few letters or diaries that could have provided insights into the motivations and inspirations behind his work and creative process. In what few letters and personal documents survive, Schubert expressed his belief that music had spiritual underpinnings and should embody divine attributes. To read Schubert's letters is always a pleasant experience. They reveal, just as his music does, a nature which is sincere, sensitive and full of good humour. But also do they reveal his despair, his doubts and his financial worries.