2632 - 2725 MANUSCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPHS, DOCUMENTS
= Scrapbook of a Miss L. (or S.?) Proost, w. signed portraits of i.a. Bing Crosby, Orson Welles, Shirley Temple, Errol Flynn (2x), Olivia de Havilland, Lauren Bacall, Nancy Coleman, Don Amiche, Agnes Moorehead, Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten (2x), Nelson Eddy, John Garfield, Richard Conte, Dane Clark, Cornel Wilde (2x), Tyrone Power, Alan Hadd, Betty Grable, Maureen O'Hara, Robert Cummings, Ruth Warrick, George Montgomery, Glenn Langan, Linda Darnell, Perry Como, Dinah Shore, Hillary Brooke, Joan Leslie, Dennis Morgan, Michael O'Shea, Reginald Gardiner, Arturo de Cordova and Andy Russell. Also with 32 'filmstills' (snapshots of a television screen, partly w. Dutch subtitles), and ±30 (small) photographs of i.a. the Dutch royal family (Juliana and/ or children and a British royal wedding ('filmstills' as described earlier).
= I.a. Jean-Pierre Aumont, Joan Blondell, Pierre Brasseur, Karl Ludwig Diehl, Errol Flynn, Jean Gabin, Ray Milland, Ramon Novarro, Anny Ondra, Lilli Palmer, Loretta Young and Rolf Wanka.
- Remnants of glue on verso; upper right corner sl. creased.
ADDED: 4 others, incl. a photogr. portrait of Romy Schneider, tipped onto mount.
= Original press photograph taken at the set of The Bridges of Madison County (1995) signed in bue felt-tip pen by both actors. With certificate of authenticity on verso frame.
- Bookblock loose; backcover detached from backstrip.
= Scrapbook of Jan Frederik Willem Conrad, engineer and head of the Dutch water managment organisation "Rijkswaterstaat", and eldest son of civil engineer Jan Willem Conrad. The album contains a large number of mounted/ tipped-in menu and invitation cards, programmes and entrance tickets for events mostly concerning the engineering scene and related (also military), but also more general events to which high officials would be invited, Dutch as well as foreign. For one menu card, for a dinner offered by the engineers of Rijkswaterstaat on 29 March 1873, a preliminary drawing in pen/ brush and grey ink/ wash and one in pen and ink are also present, and one of the two duplicates of the printed menu bears an annot. on verso "Diner aangeboden door de Ingenieurs v/d/ Rijks Waterstaat toen mijn vader bedankt heeft voor de betrekking van Directeur v/d Openbare Werken te Amsterdam. 1873". In 1866, a Chinese company of men visited the recently finished lock Willem III near Amsterdam. Their supervisor Pin Ch'un wrote a poem on this occasion; the manuscript poem, a photographic reproduction with explanation, and three portrait photographs of the Chinese men are contained in this album.
ADDED: GEDENKBOEK uitgegeven ter gelegenheid van het vijftigjarig bestaan van het Koninklijk Instituut van Ingenieurs 1847-1897 (The Hague, n.d. (1897), tinted lithogr. plate w. portraits by J. VETH and borders by A.J. DERKINDEREN, ills./ vignettes/ head- and tailpieces/ endpapers and orig. dec. cloth by E. VAN KONIJNENBURG, (fold.) plates, ills., folio. Some imperfections; Braches (Derkinderen) 287).
= Very interesting personal album full of prints of/ concerning people connected to the Delft Polytechnical School, collected by Sebastiaan Hoogerwerf (1847-1934) (some captions possibly written by other people), with a great variety of pictures, i.a. many group portraits of people working at the Delft chemical laboratory taken in or just outside the laboratories (but also at the rijkslandbouwproefstation of Groningen and of Hoorn, the laboratory "Palijs"(?) (Groningen?), and a laboratory at Paramaribo, Surinam) or of more official or festive occasions such as dinners (incl. some directly related to student life, such as "Stud. Tooneel" and "diësoptocht"). Also with photographs taken in Indonesia, where Pieter Hajonides van der Meulen (1871-?), Hoogewerff's assistant from 1896 to 1898 and from 1902 to 1904, worked for the mining company Paleleh on Celebes from 1898 to ±1900, also incl. photos of the premises/ buildings of petrol companies, the mines at Soengeiliat (by L. HOUWINK, w. printed captions) and picture postcards publ. by the "Industrieele Maatschappij "Palembang" te Palembang". Also w. photos of factory buildings at Suez. At the end some mounted clippings from i.a. De Nieuwe Amsterdammer w. lithographs by L. Raemakers and P. van der Hem. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIII.
- Backstrip worn; covers creased; backcover loose(ning).
= Two travel diaries. The first (unfinished, dated 13/ 14 September 1820) contains a description of Antwerp. The second (dated 9 June-6 July 1821) is an account of a trip through the northern part of the Netherlands (and a small part of Germany), i.a. Haarlem and surroundings, Alkmaar, Hoorn, Marken, Zaandam, Amsterdam, Bolswert, Sneek, Franeker, Leeuwarden, Groningen, Assen, Nordhorn, Bentheim, Zutphen, Arnhem and Nijmegen. Written in a well legible hand.
- Dedication in pen (dated 1978) on first blank (paper); some foxing.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIV.
= Very decorative private prayerbook of Amélie Glaume, on occasion of her marriage to Henri Léveque. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIV.
- All w. the Pont family archive seal.
= Concerning a piece of land called "de Gouw"/ "de Goude Ven" situated at the Zeevang on the Singel outside the Purmer Poort (behind the houses of the Westerbuiten) (2 documents: dated 1694/ 1784); a piece of land in the Zuidpolder in the Langeweeren (1700); a barn or stable situated at the Nieuwe Haven on the east(?) corner of the Pereboomsteeg (1766); a sealed "losrentebrief(?)" (1776); a plot behind a house on the Lingerzijde (1791) and a piece of grassland called "het Akerland" in the Zuidpolder on the "Cingel" adjacent i.a. to the "draaijsloot" of Wouter Wijngaard (1792).
- A few w. tears/ frayed/ sl. dustsoiled.
= Comprises i.a. construction deeds and marriage deeds.
= On the duty of inocculation with cowpox: "Immers! het is thans eene uitgemaakte zaak dat die genen, welken met Koepokstof ingeënt worden, zich niet alleen in geen levensgevaar daardoor begeven, noch eene ziekte veroorzaken (...).
= The Arriëns family is a family of patricians, originating in Ritzebüttel. This archive concerns i.a. Pieter Arriëns (1791-1860), whose type-script service record is presented and ishows him as an impressive figure. At the end of the document he mentions all the sums he has advanced to members of the royal family, such as Prince Hendrik (husband of Queen Wilhelmina) and the Earl of Megen (King Willem III) on their overseas journeys but never received back. The archive also concerns another Arriëns family member: Nicolaas Benjamin Hendrik Frederik Arriëns (1848-1910), son of Nicolaas Anne Theodoor Arriëns and Maria Catharina van Leeuwen. His father was the governor of Sumatra's West Coast. Nicolaas Benjamin was born in Indonesia and became president of the "Wees- en Boedelkamer" in Batavia. He was also a member of the freemasons. Another document concerns Claas Arriëns (1759-1820) who was born in Amsterdam (i.a. one manuscript document on vellum in which he receives his law degree in Leyden, dated 1783, w. large wax seal) and had five children with Catharina Gijsberta Boellaard (Van Tuyl).
- Trifle/ sl. foxed/ soiled; a few chips.
= Cornelis Coppier van Calslaghen (?-?) was captain in the army.
"A varier Timide. Barbara De Halmale". Drawing of a lozenge-shaped coat of arms within ornamental border, pen and brown ink, watercolour and gold, 14x11 cm., dated "1643" and w. manuscript verse on verso.
- Trifle foxed.
= Barbara van Halmale (±1570-?), née Barbara Le Prévost de Basserode, married to Godschalk van Halmale.
"Willemina. Vrouwe. Van St. v: Schaardenburgh. Gebooren Verkerk in den Iaaren 1741 Den 14 Iunij, [...]". Drawing of a coat of arms ON VELLUM, pen and black and brown ink and watercolour, 32x24 cm., second half 18th cent.
= 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 5 other fine drawings of coats of arms, 1x early 17th cent. ("Craignant i'espere Cornelius Tierclaes"), 1x 18th cent. ("Terbruggen") and 3x 19th cent. (incl. 2x elaborately on vellum: double coat of arms of (i.a.) the Van Rijckevorsel family (soiled; genealogical annots. on verso) and the coat of arms of Jonkheer Eugène François Colette van Hoobrouck de Mooreghem (1756-1843, contemp. identification on verso; trimmed from larger leaf). - AND 4 sheets cut out from an 18th cent. engr. coat of arms chart, partly handcol.
= In 1774 the town of Groningen organised a contest for the design of a new town hall, to replace the 13th century building that had functioned as townhall until then. About 35 architects particpated in the contest, including one Frenchman, Antoine Bouchu. The Dutch architect Jacob Otten Husly was chosen to design the townhall. Possibly this is the proposal by the Frenchman Bouchu. It consists of a general introduction to the art of architecture, followed by a systematic response to the main terms and conditions formulated by the one-man committee that had organised the contest (Petrus Camper) and is followed by his financial calculations.
WITH the original manuscript description of the contest (pen and ink, (11)p., signed by the secretary of the municipality of Groningen "P. Laman").
- 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 3 other deeds of transport for properties in Haarlem, of which two also situated on the Klein Heiligland (one dated 1705, the other concerning Helena van Vlaanderen and her husband Jan Oldenseel, selling to Jan van Canegem two neighbouring houses, dated 1 Nov. 1766; both w. 2 (dam.) seals), and a deed 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).
- Lacks wax seals.
AND 1 other deed of transport concerning "twee stucken Landt in buijtendijk onder Heemskerk" (concerning the Barrevelt family of Beverwijk and Suzanne Scholten, widow of Salomon van de Blocquery (in life leading figure in the VOC), pen and ink on vellum, dated 12 August 1708, w. (dam.) wax seal).