1748 - 1874 MANUSCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPHS, DOCUMENTS
= Reinder Matthijs Cloppenburgh was a parson in Groningen. With loosely inserted small silhouette portrait.
- Binding sl. warped and rubbed along extremities.
= Some places: Neustadt, Schönfeld, Neschwitz, Pulsnitz, Bischofswerda (Theodor Siegel), Bautzen (Louise Starke), Wittemburg, Freiburg (?) and Frankenthal.
= Johanna Frederika Couterier was married to George Henry Charles Hart (1893-1943), a high Dutch government official for the East Indies, who joined the Dutch government in exile in London after the German invasion of the Netherlands. In 1939 the couple embarked on the Zaandam of the Holland-America Line to visit the World Exhibition in New York. During their stay, the Harts socialized with many people from the higher circles in New York who invited them to dinners and parties. Very interesting ego-document from the eve of World War II. George Hart's diary of his London days was published in 1976.
= The oldest document describes Christoffel Cornelisz. as a ship's carpenter from "Flekkefiourd" (Flekkefjord, Norway). Related families Blind, Van Ree, Lantsmit. And Staale Nielsen Dybedahl. I.a. letters of contribution to the Lutheran church and a few "Poorter-Eed".
- Wax seals sl. dam.
= I.a. on a property on the Leliegracht and a deed of transport of a property in the Wittenburgerstraat sold by the city of Amsterdam to Lambert Hoedenburg.
ADDED: a deed of transport from Westzaan.
= The house was sold to Abraham ter Haer in 1659 for the sum of "f8809,-" guilders and to Albert Galjaert in 1660 for the sum of "f8250" guilders. The "Fluwele Burchwal" (translated the Velvet Canal) was called so because the well-established families lived along this part of the canal and mostly wore velvet clothing. Presently known as Oudezijds Voorburgwal.
AND an archive of approx. 30 manuscript notarial documents, consisting of deeds of transport and copies of deeds of transport concerning the same property, mainly pen and ink on paper, a few on vellum, recto and verso, dated between 1685 and 1880.
= A collection of 17th-19th century documents concerning the property presently known as Oudezijds Voorburgwal nos. 153 and 155. The collection was discovered in the property at the end of the 20th century.
AND 2 unrelated 17th century notarial manuscript documents concerning property in Amsterdam.
- Albums worn; one album upper hinge loose and reattached.
= Interesting source of information, arranged by streetname, listing addresses where suspicious activities take place, often with short commentaries, i.a. "Passeerderstraat 6. Sigarenwinkel. Meisje bood zich aan als winkeljuffr. maar zou met heeren naar boven moeten"; "Parnassusweg 12. Mevr. Haaks. Niet geschikt voor jonge meisjes"; "Molensteeg 6. Verkoophuis Jan Steen. 't Is er niet safe"; "Nic. Maesstraat 96 hs. Polak. Valt meisjes lastig"; "Frederiksplein 7 onderh. Geen geschikt adres voor een meisje. Moet in een stoel slapen (...) 22. Man en vrouw drinken beiden. Niet geschikt voor een jong meisje"; "Prinsengracht 216. Fam. Kaas. Juffr. Kaas tippelt 's avonds met goedvinden van haar man"; "Raphaëlstraat 10I. E. Hirschfeld. Verm. gescheiden vrouw. Heeft hier pension. Gewoonlijk is één van de heerengasten haar "vriend". Deugt niet volgens buurtbewoners"; "De Lairessestraat 137. Gerritje Salet. Financieel zeer onbetrouwbaar. Verhuurt aan een ieder"; "Leidschekade 70I. 's Nachts veel heeren bezoek".
= Several documents are issued in Diemen.
= Interesting and homogeneous collection concerning a house in Amsterdam. Mainly deeds of transport, wills and copies of official documents. The earliest document dated 1667 is a deed of transport for the property "binnen de stad Amsterdam aan de meest biedende hadden opgeveijlt en te coop gepresenteert eerst een huijs en erve wesende een groote herberge met de thuijn, bepotinge en prieelen daar agter aanstaande en gelegen binnen de voorsz: stad Amsterdam, bewesten de Utrechtse straat op de onbekende gracht over de Ossemarckt, daar de Roode Leeuw uijtsteekt". The property was bought by Hendrick Lourensz. Swart at the public auction for fl.11.140. In the 17th century the property came to be in the possession of the Delbeek family. The collection of manuscripts concerns a property along the Achtergracht bordering Frederiksplein.
= Interesting and homogeneous collection concerning a house "staende ende gelegen op Rapenburg, het derde huijs van de Folijstraat daer de groene Eland uijthangt" in Amsterdam. Mainly deeds of transport and copies of the deeds. An interesting part of the collection is the extensive record of the 18th century housing dispute between Jan van der Woude (owner of the house "Groene Eland") and Arend Pieters, the neighbour, all dated 1765. The dispute was resolved in January 1766.
= I.a. concerning property "staande en gelegen op de Princegracht aan de noordzijde bij de binnen Amstel".
Small archive concerning the "Camphuijsen" or "Kamphuijsen" family, their property and succeeding families, consisting of 31 manuscript notarial documents on paper and 2x on vellum, dated between 1704-1826.
= Mainly concerning a house situated "aan de Monckelbaansburgwal of Oude Schans tussen het Boomsloot en de Koningstraat, dar Samson in de gevel staat".
AND 2 unrelated 18th century notarial documents (1x manuscript on vellum, 1x typescript and manuscript on paper) concerning property in Amsterdam.
- Creases in left edge; a few tiny holes. = Exceptionally large sheet.
= Sketch- and notebook kept by Pierre Cuypers during his visit to Rome in 1863. Contains mostly sketches of Roman Catholic church ornaments, interiors and exteriors. Also contains several sketches made in i.a. Florence and Nürnberg.
- Title-p. creased and affected by silverfish. Portion of backstrip loose(ning); paper over board frontcover partly dam.
= Contains a double-hemisphere worldmap, Europe (2x), Asia, Africa, the Americas, Spain and France.
- Rolled; soiled and w. holes near right edge.
= Related familes are Van der Haghen, De Jonghe, Vander Plasschen and De Wilde. The Maelcamp line starts with the 16th century Georgius Maelcamp ("natus Tornaci" (Doornik)), continues with his son Adrianus (baptized in Ghent), his grandson Mattheus (married in 1588 with Elisabeth de Jonghe and died in 1595), his great-grandson Mattheus Maelcamp (born 1590) and his great-great grandsons Joannes Baptiste Maelcamp (b.1635) and Petrus Maelcamp (b.1615) and their respective children.
= An interesting letter by Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, accompanying his sons who will be leaving shortly for Holland and recommending them to Bentinck for his protection. Congratulating Bentinck on the success that he has had in his professional life, especially in the "happy Conclusion of that Peace, which we now enjoy". Also stating that the English have great confidence in Bentinck's capability to handle Dutch finances and finishing off by writing that Bentinck can fully trust his sons to send any requests for help or service to him.
AND 5 other autograph letters signed to Willem Bentinck, by HENRY HOLDING, J. BARON D'ULMENSTEIN, V.G. DE HOMPESCH, H. VOSKUIL and H. HOP, dated resp. "Friday Even", "Wetzlar le 20. de Mars 1746", "dans le yacht le 5 Juillet 1757", "Maestrigt Den 18 juli 1764" and "den Hage Den 22e Julij 1762", all pen and ink on paper.
= A series of letters in which Henry Holden refers to General Yorke, Mr Hendrik Hop and Lord Granville; the Baron of Ulmenstein asks Bentinck to support his brother in law De Wieger to receive a commission for a company; De Hompesch writes about a financial matter to Bentinck; and mr Voskuil asks Bentinck to favour him for a post as minister.
- Loose(ning). Backstrip worn off. = Description of Bergen op Zoom by an unidentified author.