Some comments I found and copied for your consideration from
Hillary: “I found this interesting… It states that a friend of the Grimm Brothers was named August. Also, this supports the theory that the Grimm’s may have something to do with the Storybrook library…”
From Wikipedia: “In 1808, Jacob Grimm was appointed court librarian to the King of Westphalia. In 1812 the brothers published their first volume of fairy tales, Tales of Children and the Home. They had collected the stories from peasants and villagers; they were also aided by their close friend August von Haxthausen. In their collaboration, Jacob did more of the research, while Wilhelm, less sturdy in stature and intellect, put the work into a literary form that would appeal to children and the masses. They were also interested in folklore and primitive literature. In 1816 Jacob became a librarian in Kassel, where Wilhelm was also employed. Between 1816 and 1818, they published two volumes of German legends and a volume of early literary history.”
In 1808, Jacob Grimm was appointed court librarian to the King of Westphalia. In 1812 the brothers published their first volume of fairy tales, Tales of Children and the Home. They had collected the stories from peasants and villagers; they were also aided by their close friend August von Haxthausen.
August is obvious
Haxthausen – house=shelter=booth
Whatif wrote: August Von Haxthausen was the collector of the German Folklore songs that the Brothers Grimm used in writing their stories. This is why we see OUAT August VARNISHING the parchment in order to preserve the art work and using the sturdiest and most painstaking means of binding the stories in his copy. Stories of the real life August said he took great detail in insuring his stories he collected lasted long after him. OUAT August is documenting the rest of the story, thus his appearance when Emma stays. The real life August collected stories from soliders, I suspect this one is here to do the same.
A funny little sidebar, if you goggle pictures of the true August Von Haxthausen, his facial hair is even groomed in the same manner as the OUAT August.
I (SJM) LIKED THESE THOUGHTS. I KEEP WONDERING IF HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN THE COURT IN THE PILOT WRITING THINGS DOWN OR SOMETHING. I WILL HAVE TO REVIEW 😀