2303 - 2390 MANUSCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPHS, DOCUMENTS
- Mount brittle and badly dam. = Quotation from the Ned. Historien by P.C. Hooft.
AND 4 similar lvs. with tipped on signed autographs by J.J.L. TEN KATE, J.N. VAN HALL, P.H. WITKAMP and JERONIMO DE VRIES, all topped by a mounted photogr. (De Vries steelengr.) portrait.
- Mounts (sl.) (dust)soiled (J.J.L. ten Kate waterstained/ mouldy in upper left corner, sl. affecting the photogr. portr.) and a few sm. defects in margins.
= All mounts w. blindstamp "Schlaraffia Toneelfonds J.L. Wertheim Amsterdam" (all quotations concerning theatre).
- Severely moulded in lower (blank) margin, sometimes touching/ affecting the text, and partly also moulded in inner blank margin.
= A rare and typical document w. fine specimens, partly w. nice decorations. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXVI.
- Mounted; browned; folded twice w. a few sm. holes in fold.
- Sl. soiled and one sm. waterstain in upper margin. = Skilled calligraphy by a boy with one arm.
- Sm. paper ticket on first leaf; pastedowns dam./ loosening. Large mouldy stain on frontcover (also affecting first leaf).
= Prize-album by the calligraphy master of the Latin School of Den Bosch to the pupil Gerard van Aken, containing a calligraphed dedication (first leaf) and 10 calligraphed specimens, mostly wise sayings by classic philosophers and two alphabets, each in a different calligraphy style.
- Signature traced w. ink.
= Short letter of condolence on the decease of the father of the chess player and journalist Constant Orbaan.
AND a picture postcard SIGNED "Hans Böhm" and "Jan Timman" to "Constant Orbaan 9...)" (ballpoint, poststamped "April 1978") and a letter of condolance by A.D. de Groot to Orbaan's widow.
= Haanstra's elaborate critique on a scenario written by the Dutch cartoonist Wim van Wieringen.
ADDED: 15 typescripts and manuscripts signed by i.a. Pascal (Het Nederlandse rekenwonder) and Willy Walden (H.J.J. Kaldewaaij).
= The Zubli family has its origins in Switzerland. In the early 18th century, Paulus Zubli (1709-1760) settled in Berbice in the former Dutch colony of Guyana. Here he married a Dutch woman, Cornelia Geertrui Verster. Their oldest son was the poet and politician Ambrosius Justus Zubli. His younger brother Abraham married his second wife Wilhelmina de Clercq in 1795 after his first wife passed away. The archive consists i.a. of notarial acts and official documents (i.a. a document signed "Willem" (King William I) on the appointment of Abraham Zubli (1800-1847) to the office of notary in the district of Amsterdam, with paper royal seal of approval), as well as pieces of personal correspondence and genealogical trees. Also incl. a manuscript map "De Plantagie Schepmoed" at the Rio Berbice, with indications of the cultivated products (cotton, coffee, cocoa), 3 vols. containing works by Ambrosius Zubli, i.a. "Nagelaten Poëzy" (The Hague, 1821, engr. title, later hcl.) and a few photographs (late 19th/ early 20th cent.) of several family members (i.a. Justine Cornelie de Clercq Zubli, 1887-1969). A rich collection of source material.
- Occas. browned/ soiled. = With accomp. leather purse with leather cord.
- Photograph of S.C. van Dishoeck on upper pastedown. Sl. fingersoiled. Spine-ends sl. dam.
= Many of the poems by this blind poet (on who nothing could be traced) are dedicated to family members of the author, i.a. "Bij geledenheid der 40ste verjaardag van mijne Zustr D.M. de Jonge Lughten geb.: van Dishoeck.", "Ter Gelegenheid van het Huwelijk van Mr. A.E. van Dishoeck en Mej. S.I.V. Dillé.". One striking poem about her unability to see and the privileges she enjoys because of it: "Het gemis mijner oogen met de Voorregten die ik thans geniet.".
= Small interesting archive on the cholera outbreak of 1832 in the city of Dordrecht. Register lists the names of the patients, their age, address, date of entry and when applicable, time of death.
= Very interesting and large archive, mostly bearing upon to the city of Enkhuizen. Centered around the intermarried families Duker, van Heemskerck, De Wit and Van Walsem in the 19th century, especially Petrus Gerardus Duker (1806-1869, notary and tax collector) and his children. The Duker / de Wit family-members were i.a. notaries, doctors, apothecaries, military men and shippers. The archive contains hundreds of letters, obituaries, condolances, (legal) documents (i.a. deeds, company registrations, marriage contracts), but also commemorative publications for i.a. marriages and marriage anniversaries (i.a. of Jacobus de Wit Pz. and Anna Duker, i.a. few movable cards) and jubilees (i.a. of the city of Enkhuizen and the famous wintering on Nova Zembla). Including many identified photographic portraits, i.a. on cartes-de-visite, but also an ambrotype family portrait in contemporary frame, dated 1856, showing P.G. Duker (1806-1869) (notary in Enkhuizen), his wife A.J. Duker-van Heemskerck, his daughter Cornelia Duker (later principal of the Industrieschool in Rotterdam) and his son W.F. Duker (later apothecary in Hilversum). Also a family portrait (glass positive within metal frame) of said W.F. Duker (from 1890 onwards named van Heemskerck Duker), his wife and children.
Petrus Gerardus Duker voluntarily enlisted to participate in the Tiendaagse Veldtocht against the Belgian revolutionaries (1830-1831). This part of the archive contains, besides several official military documents i.a. a small manuscript battle plan of the hostilities near Houthalen, August 6th 1831 and a diary by Duker as "flankeur bij de 1e Comp. 1 Veld. Batt. 1 afdeeling NoordHollandsche Schutterij". Duker describes the daily activities of himself and of his miltary company in Brabant in 1832 from June to October, i.a. paying attention to the celebrations by him and his fellow soldiers of the first anniversary of the Battle of Houthalen, various marches through Brabant (i.a. Lieshout and Helmond) and small trips with the 'trekschuit'. He left the army in february 1833.
The archive also holds the "Eereprys" (a mid 19th cent. silver medallion, Ø 5 cm., kept in a velvet lined small wooden box with lid) of the Enkhuizen society "Oeconomia Enchusana" (erected 1779). This society awarded labourers, factory owners and others who promoted trade and the economy in general in Enkhuizen. With 3 letterpress publications on/ by the same society: Wet van (...)/ Overzicht omtrent den aard en bedoeling van (...)/ Naamlijst der leden van het genootschap OECONOMIA ENCHUSANA (±1850, plain wrs.). Some other interesting publications and manuscripts: WET van de reederij De Herstelling opgerigt te Enkhuizen den 5den Junij 1840 (the creation of a new herring fishing fleet in Enkhuizen); a share in REEDERIJ DE HOOP (dated 1848, w. a manuscript "Reglement"); C.E. VAILLANT, Geschiedkundige redevoering op het tweede eeuwgetyde van den overgang der stadt Enkhuizen van de zyde des Hertogs van Alba, tot die van Willem I. Prince van Orange, voorgevallen op den 21 May 1572 (Amst., 1772, contemp. wr., 4to); some letters concerning a chine de commande porcelain set with the coat of arms of admiral Jacob van Heemskerck; two ALBA AMICORUM: one for Huberta Johanna van Walsum (14 manuscript lvs., i.a. with 'prikkunst' and small drawings, 1826-1831, num. blank lvs., loosely inserted in chemise in contemp. board box w. sliding lid, 12mo. I.a. with a contribution by P.G. Duker) and one for a member of the families Van Diest or Van de Chijs (31 manuscript lvs., w. small drawings and needle art, 1798-1801, loosely inserted in contemp. richly dec. and blindstamp. calf chemise, contemp. slipcase, obl. 12mo) and finally the archive contains a copy of GESLACHT-REGISTER DER FAMILIE VAN WALSEM VAN 1688 AF (Leyden, privately printed, 1904, chromolithogr. title, orig. giltlettered morocco backed boards w. painted coat of arms on frontcover, folio). The present owner has organized the majority of letters, official documents and photographic portraits according to this genealogy. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXVI.
- Sl. foxed and fingersoiled.
= Contains ±15 recipes for i.a. Limonade, Rijst-Vla, Frambozen-Azijn, Hoofdkaas and Rolpens. Also incl. medical recipes (i.a. "Tegen de koorts" and "Tegen de kinkhoest") and a recipe for ink.
- Trifle frayed and sl. foxed. Otherwise fine.
= Letter written just 7 months after Prince Maurits of Orange had executed Johan van Oldenbarnevelt. In the letter the Elector notes that he is instructing Sticke (either Dirck Sticke (ca. 1550-1619, mayor of Deventer) or his son Christoph (ca.1585-1651, the Elector's agent in the Netherlands)) to renew the esteem in which they held Van Aerssen and asking Van Aerssen to continue to accept their good will. In writing this letter in these tumultuous times to François van Aerssen who had first been closely associated with Van Oldenbarnevelt, but whose sympathies had later veered towards Prince Maurits, the Elector appears to be indicating that he accepts the new order of things.
= Witnessed by Sir John Eardley Wilmot, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas (1766-1771).
- Silk lining sl. foxed.
= "Op den eersten April van het jaar  is aan Jonkheer Meester Edzard Tjarda van Starkenborgh Stachouwer, toen hij voor de derde maal aanvaardde het ambt van Burgemeester van Groningen namens de Burgers van die stad, wier namen hierachter gevonden worden, een zilveren ambtsketen aangeboden terwijl hem met muziek en fakkellicht hulde gebracht werd (...)". With the ms. letter inviting the mayor to attend the serenade.
= Alexander Haas was (second) secretary of the Koninklijk Oudheidkundig Genootschap. This archive contains correspondence with some prominent figures from the world of art, politics and science, incl. letters adressed to him as well as letters written by him, both on private and professional matters. Some names: Antonie Röell (mayor of Amsterdam and commissary of Noord-Holland), the artist Johan Gebhard, H. Teding van Berkhout, Frederik Schmidt Degener (director of Mus. Boijmans and the Rijksmuseum), the artist Egbert Schaap, professor I.Q. van Regteren Altena, art historian Jozef Muls, politician Jan Schokking and musicologist S. Botterheim.
- Folded; a few sm. holes caused by seal cord; lower margin rubbed (ink sl. faded); trifle foxed.