2231 - 2341 MANUSCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPHS, DOCUMENTS
- Contemp. owner's entry on first free endpaper; upper hinge weak; one leaf loose; sl. fingersoiled. Covers rubbed along extremities.
= Containing numerous coat of arms of the members of the city council, so called Vroedschap, of Haarlem from the period of 1618 till 1796, i.a. Abeeld, van Alderwerelt, van Berkhout, van Bosvelt, Casteleijn, Coedaert, Druijvesteijn, Eckhardt, Fabricius, Gerlings, Gravesteijn, Guldewagen, Heshuijsen, van Hogendorp, van Lennip, de Niese, Patijn, Ravens, Six, Veer and Van Valkenbúrg. Comprising 14 leaves w. each 12 coat of arms, two leaves with each 11, one leaf with 10 and the final leaf w. 3 coat of arms. There are also 5 coat of arms throughout the work that are placed on the verso of a preceding page, most likely to follow the alphabetical order. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LIV.
- Upper inner corner damaged throughout, affecting several of the large engr. coats of arms; occas. sl. waterstained.
= With the ticket of the genealogical and heraldic archive of A.A. Vorsterman van Oijen on upper pastedown. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LIV.
- Wax seal sl. dam. but image of the keep still visible.
= The estate "Wenekine" (= Wenniger Bruch) was previously owned by Arnoldus de Ludrinchovin (= Lord of Löringhof) and transferred to the convent of "Vlarsheym" (= Flaesheim). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LV.
- Lacks wax seal.
= Charter mentioning the sons of "Luderinchove", "Hermanus et Bernardus", the estate "Winnekinc" and the convent "Vlarsheim".
- Wax seal partly broken.
= Charter concerning the transfer of the estates "Wennekinc" in the parish of "Walcorp" and "Lendrinchusen" in the parish of "Dathlen" (= Wenniger Bruch and Lenninghausen forest) of Conradus de Lundrinchoven to abbess Richmonda of the convent of Vlarsheim. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LIV.
= Commenting on reasons for not inviting Count Adalbert Sternberg (Bohemian publicist and mercenary during the Boer War) to a dinner party. Dictated letter with some corrections prob. by Balfour himself. Arthur James Balfour served as British prime minister from 1902 to 1905.
- Trifle creased.
- Two filing holes.
= Concerning an argument over a bet (of "£25 to £5") placed between the two regarding the distance between Paris and Chateau Thierry. Apparently, ambiguity arose on the question of how to define Paris: "The discussion arose out of the military situation, and I naturally had in my mind the great mass of houses and buildings of which Paris is composed, and not any arbitrary point in the city from which distances are measured. (...) The bet was written down by you in the form of an even fiver, although all reference to the definition of Paris was omitted." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVI.
- Both lvs. w. 3 filing holes.
= Gratefully turning down an invitation to spend the Easter holidays at Lord Beaverbrook's estate in Cap d'Ail, France, due to work obligations as well as reasons of personal interest. "In the first place I have two horses running on Easter Saturday and two more on Easter Monday whose fortunes are of great interest to me. But more seriously the budget comes in immediately after the recess and this affects our affairs so much that I feel bound to be in constant touch with Rab, so I am going to stay at Chartwell with a number of grandchildren (...). Hardly a week passes without some unusual misfortune. The Larne packet, the floods, the poor soldiers and their wives flying to Jamaica. The new Soviet Government shooting down our airplane and kiling six men. Neguib, Mussadiq and all the rest. However I am going to welcome Tito on monday." Ending with a manuscript PS: "Clemmie has just shown me your most kind letter which[?] she has called a reply".
Max Aitken was a British-Canadian media tycoon, wartime minister of Aircraft Production and personal friend of Winston Churchill. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LV.
- Wrappers creased; backwr. loose.
= Dated "October 1839 to February 1840" in pen and ink on frontwr. All but a few slips annotated in pen and ink with date, amount and additional information (name of recipient, purpose). Unique insight in Charles Dickens' household expenses over a period of 4 months, shortly before and after the birth of his youngest daughter Catherine (29 October 1839. On that date: 4£ payable to "Pukthow(?)", "fee on Kate's confinement"). Other expenses include i.a. "some furniture the new house", "books", "China jars", "gardener", "Tickets in Austrian lottery" and "Mother - attending Kate in her confinement".
Idem. SIGNED cheque for 5£, 7,8x18 cm., filled out manually, dated "Twenty third October, 1861".
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVI.
= Contains i.a. 30± bookkeeping extracts from the Mepschengasthuis, dated between 1811 and 1839, regarding the "boterpacht" which has to be paid on Pentecost by Luurt Klaassen Eisinga and his son Klaas Luurts Eisinga; a document in which Nicolaas Johan Storm van 's-Gravesande appoints "uit hoofde van zijn ouderdom" and until his passing, Frederik Johan Gothard Crommelin as "erfvoogd" (hereditary guardian) over the Mepschengasthuis (1839) and extracts from a court case, instituted by Nicolaas Johan Storm van 's-Gravesande versus Klaas Luurts Eisinga, regarding the "boterpacht" (1841-1842). In 1839, Eisinga came to an agreement with temporarily hereditary guardian Crommeling that Eisinga could buy off his "boterpacht" for "700 gulden". Storm van 's-Gravesande, however, disputes this agreement and wants to commandeer the "boterpacht" of 1840 and 1841.
= Contains i.a. a deed of exchange and sale, in which Andries Hendricks "verbuitet" his property consisting of "huis, hoff ende opgaende landt ende grondt met holt ende holtgewas staende ende gelegen in de Kalebuirschap" for the property of Coop Egberts and his wife Amelte, consisting of "sijn huis, hoff, holdt ende holtgewas voorts sijn opgaende arve met aenhorige landt ende gront, staende ende gelegen in de Rouwebuirschap" (1678, Ruinerwold); a deed of transport and sale in which Jan Pieters and Siert Pieters have sold "de vaste, en altoos duurende beklemminge van negen grazen land" to Luurt Klaasen and his wife Aaltje Harms, for the sum of "een duizend drie hondert en twee guld. twaalf st. en vier duit" plus an annual rent of ƒ22,10 (1799, Bedum) and an extract from a public auction, in which the house and belongings of Luurt Klasen Eisinga and his wife Aaltje Harms, both deceased, in Bedum were auctioned (1827, Bedum).
- Scratch and stain on backcover; corners bumped.
= The Nederlandsche Reisvereeniging (NRV) facilitated affordable travelling for people of modest financial capacity. Commemorative album compiled by members and presented to the board of directors on occasion of the 25-year jubilee of the organization's Haarlem division. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVI.
- Modern ms. additions throughout in blue pencil and pen and ink. Both vols. joints dam.; corners showing; covers sl. chafed.
= An attractive manuscript with numerous coats arms of the members of the Haarlem city council, the so-called "Vroedschap" of Haarlem. The first volume shows the coats of arms of the "leevende" members in 1700 and 1718. The second volume shows the members from 1772 but this work remained unfinished. Some names: Willem Lakeman; Joost Craaije; Pieter Rijcke; Johan Veer; Jacobus van der Sprang; Hendrik Duijst van Voorhout; Ludolf van Nieuwenhuijsen; Cornelis van Assendelft; Francois Fagel; Wijnand van de Maes d'Avenrode; IJsbrand van Swaenswijk; Arent Fabricius and Willem Si. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVII.
= All on the transfer of property (houses and land) and goods, i.a. concerning the "huis met erf aan de Raemsteech over de Hagelbrug", "drie vijfde parten in twee huizen met erven aan de Nieuwe Jansstraat", "een stuk land gelegen in den inlaeg onder de Banne van het Hofambagt" and "een huis en erve staande en gelegen aan de Oude Gragt, bij de Botermarkt".
= All documents concerning a house in the Grote Houtstraat formerly known as "'t Vergulde Hart". One manuscript on vellum (dated 1672) mentions the Haarlem painter Willem Claes Heda as guardian of the elderly owner of the property.
= The documentation of the criminal trial against Helmond resident Balthazar Stercksel, standing accused of the murder of Willem Philips Somers. The story reads like a modern day thriller. It all starts with the visit of "schepenen" Willem van Dijck, Cornelis Hoofdt and drossard Johan de Cassemajor to the severely injured Willem Somers in his house: "en aldaer denselven Somers gequetst bevonden te sijn, met een steeck in de linkerborst tusschen de tweede en derde rip, penetrerende tot in de caviteijt van de borst, ende hem door de heer drossard afgevraagt sijnde, wanneer, door wie hoedanigh en op wat plaatse en in wiens presentie hij de voors: quetsure ofte wonde gekregen hadde; heeft daarop geantwoort en verklaart dat hem den voors: steek opheden desen namiddagh de clocke omtrent half twee uuren met een mes door Balthazar van Stercksel wonende alhier, is toegebragt (...) en dat aldaer present was de heer Capellaen Otterings, en Gort Aarts, knegt van Thomas Raaijmakers (...) en Jan Antonisse van Gerwen". The second document dated September 19th 1728 is the autopsy report of Willem Somers. The collection of documents spans over a decade and includes testimonies of the three gentlemen present at the attack, the official indictment of the, until then, fugitive Balthazar Stercksel and his violent capture ("Dat denselven gevangenen als doen verscheijde dreijgement dede seggende tegens Peter Coolen ik sal u wel vinden al was het over ses jaer vloekende en sweerende ten huijse is uijtgegaen alswaneer de glasen sijn ingeslagen. Dat den gevangen alsdoen het daer bij nogh niet en heeft gelaeten, Maer aende huijsinge van Jan van Oekel veele baldadigheden gepleegt. Dat den gevangenen is bevonden omtrent de huijsinge van Francis van Oekel met een snaphaen in de handt" (dated September 29th 1729)). The trial starts in April 1734 and many documents concern depositions for and against the defendant. Unfortunately, the outcome is not known. Most documents signed by clerk H. Donker.
= Official document in which Maurits grants the Vest of Recklinghausen "salvaguarde" or protection. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVII.
ADDED: 2 other manuscript documents concerning the protection of Vest Recklinghausen, dated 1632 and 1633, 1x signed by Willem V of Hessen-Kassel.
- Both formerly folded.
= Ernst Casimir, i.a. stadtholder of Friesland from 1620-1632 and successful military commander.
= A deed in which lady Cornelia Henrietta van Loon (1811-1879) as a minor was granted full access to resources and capability as an adult. Also signed by the minister of Justice Cornelis Felix van Maanen.
AND 2 other documents.