2231 - 2341 MANUSCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPHS, DOCUMENTS
- Bookblock loose(ning); partly sl. mouldy. Vellum soiled.
= Interesting travel journal with extensive descriptions of churches and other (related) sights in France. Mentioned are i.a. the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims, which is described as "Deze Kerk, schoon van eene Gothische bouw orde, heeft egter iets zo stouts en edels, dat de kenners deze bouwkunde haar voor eene der fraaisten van het gansche Koningrijke houden" (p.1); Église du Saint-Sépulcre de Paris and the factory where they made the stained glass windows for said church: "De eigenaars dezer spiegel fabriek winnen aanzienlijke sommen gelds met den handel dier glazen, en aangezien zij dezelven niet alleen door het gansche Rijk, maar ook bijna in alle landen verzenden" (p.17); L'abbaye Sainte-Geneviève de Paris, where philosopher, mathemathician and scientist René Descartes was reburied after his death and initial funeral in Sweden. In 1819, Descartes' coffin was reburied again, in Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés. The author describes the grave of Descartes in L'abbaye Sainte-Geneviève in his journal: "Voorts ligt er begraaven de vermaarde Descartes. wiens graf schrift in het Fransch en Latijn luidt als volgt: (...)" (p. 42) and Le Bassin de Latone (Versailles).
= I.a. Hastings Kamuzu Banda (1898-1997, president of Malawi): signature; Yakubu Gowon (b.1934, Commander-in-Chief of Nigeria): autograph signed typescript letter; Imwiko Lewanika (±1884-1948, paramount chief of Barotseland): autograph signed letter to "My daughter"; Joseph Kasavubu (1913-1969, president of Congo): signed photogr. portrait; Kenneth Kaunda (b.1924, president of Zambia): signed photogr. portrait; Jomo Kenyatta (1893-1978, president of Kenya): signature; Khalifa bin Harub (1879-1960, sultan of Zanzibar): signature; Lewanika I (1842-1916, King of Barotseland): signed picture postcard; Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972, prime-minister and president of Ghana): short autograph signed typescript letter; Milton Obote (1925-2005, president of Uganda): signed photogr. portrait; William Tubman (1895-1971, president of Liberia), signed compliment card, in orig. stamped and addressed envelope.
= Some names: Maria Munniks née Venhuizen; Fricke family; Angelique Metelerkamp; A.A. Sporon; C. Hoogklimmer and A.M. Sevenstern. In 1814 this album was in the possession of the niece of Hiscia, Antonia Munniks, wife of the mayor of Groningen G.W.H. Imhoff, according to a loosely inserted manuscript owner's entry.
- Two leaves dam.; hinges partly broken. Covers rubbed.
= Contents mainly transcripts of poems, but also incl. a few loosely inserted letters.
= The deeds tell the story of how the brewery passed from Catharina Longespee to Adriaan Rolwagen in 1688, on to Leonard Ras and Pieter van der Holeij, guardians of Rolwagen's son and heir Adriaan Rolwagen in 1694 and finally on to Gerrit Bijwaert in 1700.
= Comprises: 1. A manuscript letter by French translator A. CLAVAREAU, dated 2 November 1834, to D.F. van Alphen (son of H. van Alphen and member of Dutch parliament), accompanying a presentation copy of the French translation; 2. A copy of the Nederlandsche Staats-Courant of 27 November 1834 in which D.F. van Alphen praises the translator and his work; 3. A manuscript letter by G.H. VAN SENDEN, dated 30 November 1834, to D.F. van Alphen, referring to aforementioned newspaper and recommending the German translation by his late friend J.C.H. Gittermann.
WITH: a copy of the French translation and 2 copies of (diff. editions of) the German translation, all without binding.
= Note of gratitude for the addressee's telegram with birthday congratulations. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LII.
- Formerly torn into 3 or 4 pieces (just affecting the lower part of the g in Washington's signature) but neatly reassembled, doubled w. paper and laid down on a piece of stiff paper; lacks lower left blank corner and sm. portion of letterpress text.
= The Mountain Road Lottery was conceived by, among others, George Washington in order to collect funds for the construction of a road through the Allegheny Mountains in Virginia. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LII.
= Including i.a. 14 documents regarding the family Tatum and their house and property "(...) staande en leggende in de Nieuwe Houttuinen, teegen over de brug van de oude Stadsherberg" (1639-1819); multiple transport deeds; a "Venia Aetatis" (majority statement) (1785) and extracts of the public auction of a house (1846).
- Vellum wrinkled and darkened at lower edge.
WITH: a printed leaf from a missal.
= Contains i.a. a "Missive van de Staten van Gelderland en Zutphen aan de Staten van Zeeland", regarding a resolution by the Staten van Zeeland, in which the rights of marquess of Veere and Vlissingen will be annulled by the cancellation of the so-called "markiezaten" (1736); a documentation of the trial between Hendrick van Campen and Reynder Bloemendael, in which the latter was sentenced to "het gelibelleerde spoke, turbel en indragt door het in september 1741 gedaene oplaeden en ontvoeren van de halfscheid (...) kost en schadeloos te repareren en af te schaffen en sigh van sulx en diergelijx in het toecomende te onthouden" (1743) and a request by the "Raaden des Furstendoms Gelre", in which they request the "Edele Mogende heren" to disapprove the marriage between Gerrit Obelink and his former step-mother Aeltje Lumers (1739).
= A notebook (mainly) concering posthumous exhibitions of work by Huijsses, containing i.a. a draft of a letter on a possible retrospective exhibtions at the Singer Museum, a list of names (buyers? invitees?), 10 pages listing works by Huijsser arranged by size, 9 pages w. schematic drawings of 99 works (the majority with prices) and a curious questionnaire (with answers) concerning painting techniques etc.
= Friendly messages, thanking for (birthday) gifts, photographs etc.
ADDED: a small stack of (original) photographs by AMA KAAG (incl. duplicates), all portraits of Charlotte van Pallandt and views of her atelier, partly signed/ titled on verso by the photographer. - AND an autogr. signed picture postcard and short letter by MARLENE DUMAS, a short autogr. note by ATA KANDO, an autogr. letter signed by RALF PRINS and an autogr. card signed and 2 catalogues w. autogr. dedic. signed by STEFAN EISERMANN.
= The letter is adressed to Greet Feuerstein (1893-1986) a Dutch artist educated at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague where she was taught by J. Toorop. In the letter Toorop expresses his disappointment that he wasn't able to receive her at his home earlier. He envisions a busy holiday season and mentions that his daughter Charley Toorop will visit him with her three children. "Zoo even was je aan de deur. Het speet mij toch zoo erg, ik had iemand bij mij en mijn vrouw was er ook bij. Ik kon je toen heel erg tot mijn spijt, niet ontvangen. Ik hoop dat je 't niet vervelend hebt gevonden. (...) Kom je zaterdag avond tegen 9 uur bij mij. Als Charley [=Toorop] er is, dan is 't niets hè. Je kunt dan met haar ook even spreken, heel leuk. (...) Zoo juist je briefje gelezen dat je naar een middeleeuws spel gaat kijken. Dat is heerlijk, of liever, dat kan heerlijk zijn. Ik hoop dat je je goed geamuseerd hebt, en dat de zwarte of donkere kleuren, die je thans maakt, heldere en schoone en prettige kleuren zullen worden. Ik zal veel aan je denken hoor (...) Heel veel liefs van je Joh. P.s. kom je zaterdag middag tegen half vier als je kunt en tijd heb. Ik zal 't heel heel prettig vinden." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LII.
= Regulations concerning the postal service.
AND 1 similar proclamation, signed by the same, dated 14 December 1748.
= Interesting and extensive collection by the consecutive owners of "Heerlijkheid Wüestwezel", who both held various high political positions in Belgium and the Netherlands. Contains i.a. three (confidential) autograph SIGNED letters by Willem III of the Netherlands (one in French), including one in which he accuses F. de Blochausen, "Minister van Staat, President van het Luxemburgsche Gouvernement" of "schandelijke en verachtelijke handelingen" (dated "15den February 1885"); 3 telegram messages by "Alexander Prins der Nederlanden" (Alexander van Oranje-Nassau); a curious "geheim" document of the 1830s, signed by S.M. [Sa Majesté], in which King Willem I (?) is given advice on a separation between the Northern and Southern Netherlands. In anticipation of said separation Willem I is given the title of "Koning der Nederlanden, Groot hertog van Belgien en Luxemburg"; a will on vellum of unidentified Clara Josepha Cornelia van der Kaeij, dated 21 april 1752, with (damaged) wax seal attached and a description of the properties belonging to "de Stede van Mevrouwe Joanna Carolina Stevens Vrouwe van Wüestwesel", douairière of the late nobleman Joannes Franciscus Vinck, dated 24 August 1772, with a contemp. handcol. map of the estate on vellum. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LIII.
= Signed by the binderon upper pastedown.
ON: "Contereytsel Afcomste ende Commissie van Don Ian van Oostenrijck, Gouverneur van het Neder-landt Anno 1577". Manuscript copy on vellum, 19th cent., (46)lvs., black ink on recto and verso, 13 lines in a single column, rubrication in red and occas. blue pen and ink, leaves measuring ±13,5x9,3 cm., text measuring ±9,2x7 cm., five 2-line initials, 3 times heightened w. gold.
- Lvs. sl. yellowed.
= Text probably copied from W. Baudartius, Afbeeldinge ende beschryvinghe van alle de veldslagen, belegeringen ende and're notabele geschiedenissen ghevallen in de Nederlanden (1616).
= Owner's entry of "E.S. Smissaert Wed. Asschenbergh" on first free endpaper. Detailed travel journal of Nic. Asschenbergh, Nic. Groen, Dirk Hendrik Bosboom and their spouses from Amsterdam via Leyden, Delft to Rotterdam, from there onwards to Belgium (Antwerp, Ghent, Mechelen), and back again via Ghent, St. Nicolaas, Bergen op Zoom, to Rotterdam and from thence via Gouda to Amsterdam. The journey took place between 7 July and 1 August 1770. The gist of both journals consists of descriptions of the monuments that the travellers have visited on their journey, occasionally with comments on their lodgings in the various towns and villages. The second journey began on 8 August 1780 in Amsterdam but stops abruptly on 16 August (during the stay at Spa). The index of visited places is unfinished but shows, just like the title, that Rheims and Paris were also on the list of places that the traveling company was planning to visit.
= Contains i.a. 3 summaries of resolutions of the "Staten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden" (1688-1698); 10 documents of the criminal case between Johannes van Leeuwaarden and Hermanus van Dijsen regarding a head injury caused by the first to the latter during an argument over a "pachtsom" (rent for a piece of of land) (1761-1762) and 2 deeds of transport (1661-1783).