2677 - 2864 MANUSCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPHS, DOCUMENTS
- Sl. soiled.
= Letter in which François I grants "Pierre fresnel" (11th line) and his ancestors a knighthood. Signed manuscript letters by François I with the royal seal intact are rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE C.
- Paper rather brittle.
= "Ich habe das Mir freundlichst gesandte Exemplar Ihrer Gedichte gern entgegengenommen und will nicht unterlassen, Ihnen für die Ueberreichung derselben hiermit bestimt(?) zu danken". Friedrich Wilhelm was German emperor and King of Prussia as Friedrich III for 99 days up until his death.
ADDED: 6 portraits (incl. picture postcards and one chromo) of i.a. Friedrich Wilhelm (2x) and Kaiser Wilhelm II.
- The ms. lvs. browned/ foxed along outer margins; the Verstandige Kok (which is complete, despite the confusing page-numbering) browned/ foxed.
= Recipes for i.a. Aardbezien liquer, Brillantine, Brosjes, Crème Brulé, Drabbel Koek, Frankforter Bignets, Quee Pensjes, Rhum of Wijnsaus, Sedansche Wafelen, Schildpadsoep, Om een Vlieg op te maken, and Zwam Pudding. De Verstandige Kok, part of the third part of the often reprinted 't Vermakelijck Landt-Leven, is regarded as the first originally Dutch cookery book.
AND 2 others containing manuscript recipes from the same family, bound unif. w. the preceding, one containing ±55 tipped-in manuscript recipes, late 18th-20th cent. (and incl. notes on the keeping of canary birds), the other w. num. manuscript recipes on ruled notebook-paper, 20th cent.
= A journal kept during travels through Belgium and the Netherlands. A few places: Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges, Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam.
AND 1 other travel journal: LE VOYAGE EN ITALIE (manuscript, 1926, 9 tipped-in pencil drawings, contemp. wr.).
- Four closed tears in right margin; top right corner torn off and restored w. new manuscript border; sl. and evenly yellowed.
= A fine drawing of a splendid crest, with an attractively painted tulip above the coat of arms and within nice floral borders.
- Spine-ends sl. rubbed.
= "Dit geslacht-boek is gecopieerd naar het origineele berustende by de familie Loosjes." (19th cent. annot. on title-p.).
= Heraldic collection compiled in 20th century, mainly with leaves containing 16 small coats of arms. Some names: Beaufort, Van Borselen, Croesen van Asch, Diemerbrouck, Engelen, Fritema, Van Lidth de Jeude, Montfoort, Van Plettenberg, Rhynegom, Slingelandt and Vazet.
= Interesting family archive containing mainly notarial documents incl. receipts and inventories. The documents were issued in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Brussels, Antwerp, Batavia, Capetown and Epe. Incl. one document, dated October 4, 1798, w. the VOC stamp and a 19th cent. heraldic coat of arms of "Arent Mom en Maria Wynburgh" in watercolour on vellum.
- Soiled/ sl. stained in margins; some discolouration of gold in coat of arms.
= Johannes van der Elburg (1677-1743) married Margarita van Barneveld (±1677-?) in 1697.
AND 1 other heraldic drawing showing the coat of arms of the Van Wachtendonck family (18th cent.(?), pencil and watercolour on vellum, 23x16,5 cm.).
- Wrinkled and speckled; some details rubbed away; some sm. repaired tears in upper margin, sl. affecting the image; sm. waterstain in lower left corner.
= Prince Adolphus Frederick (1774-1850), the tenth child and seventh son of the British King George III, obtained the Freedom (i.e. became member) of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers, one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London.
= Fine drawing of an elaborate coat of arms w. three towers within a rococo border and topped by a winged helm, a rococo border attached below with the caption, which ends with a comma; the intention was probably to later add the date of death. Willemina's husband was called Steven and they were cousins; an exemption was granted for their marriage in Zutphen in 1774.
AND a small coat of arms of "Johann Michael Edler von Thomann 6. Oktober 1806" (pen and ink and watercolour, monogrammed "FJ", the name below in pen and ink).
= Short letter cancelling a party because of the decease of a brother in law of his father in Leyden: "Ik vind het booven alle beschrijving onaangenaam dat Gijluiden van avond naar da Costa moet stevenen - in plaats van bij ons te komen (...)."
AND 24 other AUTOGRAPH LETTERS/ POSTCARDS/ NOTES SIGNED, all by Dutch authors, i.a. by Elise van Calcar-Schiotling (concerning her longstanding interest in Girolamo Savonarola), Rosalie and Virginie Loveling (thanking J.P. Heije for a book that he has presented to them), W.J. Hofdijk (graphically describing the delivery by post of a big box containing a black marble clock, sent to him by the secretary of Her Majesty the queen), Dr. J. ten Brink (explaining to the father of one of his pupils why he lost his temper and hit the pupil), and by L.A.J. Burgersdijk (signed carte-de-visite), J.J. Cremer, Johan Gram, J.J. Oosterzee (2x), Adèle Opzoomer (a.k.a. A.S.C. Wallis), Allard Pierson, H.P.G. Quast and Carel Vosmaer (2x).
- Some sl. foxing. = George was crowned in 1911.
AND a photographic portrait of Auguste Victoria, Queen of Prussia (wife of German Emperor Wilhelm II), signed "Auguste Victoria I. R." in pencil.
= Telling Paul (unidentified) that he and Paul Lorenz [writer] have searched for him in vain the other day, and asking him if they can meet coming Tuesday at 5 PM instead of 5.30, because he is having visitors at seven and would like to have some "bonnes heures à bavarder au coin du feu". Postscripted "Le Parthénon dans le cou, j'ai beaucoup pensé à cela ces jours-ci."
= Cash book of someone of the name of Lampe(?) (the name, written under "Annotations Boek" on upper pastedown, partly unread), concerning the purchase of various kinds of cloth ("varflinnen", "schoedegoed", "breed halflaken linnen", "hempen linnen", "geliemt linnen", "gestreepte doll", etc.), the names of the various sellers mentioned for each purchase. And at the bottom of most pages: "Transport Hoofdboek folio [...]". Apart from Winschoten and Sappemeer the places Groningen, Ankum (and 1x Appingedam) are also found.
= Interesting collection of mainly notarial documents concerning inventories, sales of property, mortgages, wills and inheritances, all in the vicinity of the northern part of Groningen (Appingedam, Baflo, Warffum etc.). All documents concern the following families: Lewe, Cleveringa, Bouwman, Dijkema, Bolhuis, Wierda, Meekhof(f), Doornbos(ch) and Welt.
ADDED: a collection of documents concerning Doornbos & Welt, city council meetings (Warffum), school rapports. - AND: 17 vols. of Dr. Staring's Almanak (1888-1930).
- Lacks wax seals.
= A "halff huys metter erve en een camer daer achter". Also concerning Zacharius Basius "als geordonneerde curateur over den insolvente boedel en goederen van Davidt Jurriaens Backbant[?]".
AND another deed of transport concerning "een schepenen schuldbrief ten lasten Pieter Gilgoun, groot in Capitaal Vijf Hondert Gulden, rentende vijf percend" transferred by Bernardus Marchant for Isaak Marchant to Hendrik van Vossen and Hendrik Roelofs, "gevestigd op Een Huis en Erve, zynde een Koekebakkerij, staande en gelegen in de Kruisstraat, van ouds genaamd de Blauwe Oven, met alle de gereedschappen tot de koekebakkerij behorende; voorts een Pakhuis, staande en gelegen aan de Westzijde van de St. Pieterstraat, tusschen de Kruisstraat ende Bogt, te voren geweest een Huis en Erve, en Een Pakhuis, 't welk is achterstrekkende aan het eerstgemelde perceel; gedateerd 10. September 1806, voor een somme van drie hondert en tien gulden" (dated 2 March 1810).
- Seals partly broken/ lacking.
= Daniel Bronkhorst selling to Jan van der Voort a house near the Hagebrug (30 August 1740); Jan van der Voort selling the same house to Jan Zilver who already owns the neighbouring house on the north side (9 May 1755); Catharina Heijen, indirect heir of Jan Silber (= Zilver) selling to Lodewijk Reek a house a little more northwards near the Koolsteeg (neighbour on the north side Willem Sprengers; on the south side the seller; 30 May 1782); Lodewijk Reek selling the same house to Jan Labaar (4 Sept. 1782); Hermanus Hedding in the name of Jan Cornelisse (both of Steenwijk) selling to Govert van Zandvoort a house near the Raamsteeg (neighbour on the north side Willem Sprengers; 27 September 1798); Theodora Hoenselaar, widow of Gerrit Sprengers, and Willem Sprengers selling to Lambert Sabelis a house no. 459 (wijk 2) on the north side adjacent to the Blokzijlpoort (13 Febr. 1807).