2374 - 2509 MANUSCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPHS, DOCUMENTS
= The ledger of Victoire Sophie van Haeften van Ophemert en Zennew, Jonkvrouwe van Ophemert (1789-1825), started when she became of age and ended in 1824. With the entire ledger also copied in French, on loosely inserted loose leaves. She lived and died in castle Blitterswijck (Limburg).
- Box sl. worn.
= Interesting album amicorum, containing contributions by i.a. Cornelia Johanna Herdingh (widow of A. Loosjes Pz., mother of Vincent Loosjes and grandmother of Anna Loosjes), Johanna Loos Van Westerkappel, Vincent Loosjes (Anna's father) and a fine drawing of 3 children playing music in an arcadian setting (signed illegibly). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIV.
Album amicorum of ? Haarlem, 1819-1828, containing 1 embroidered leaf, 1 pencil drawing, 3 watercolours, 14 manuscript leaves, some blank leaves and several unrelated sm. flower prints, contemp. gilt red morocco box.
= Some names: Henriëtte Arntzenius, G.A. du Bois, R.G.G. de Vos van Steenwijk, Mimi Coenen, Agnes Bisdom, Cateau de Monchy, Marie van Outhoorn.
= Box remarkably fine. Some names: C.M. van Es and M.F. Dupkien(?).
- Sl. foxed. = Incl. some delicate drawings.
- All references to names/ signatures are cut off.
= Some names: N. Lindeman, A.E. Bergoin, M.E. Dop, H.J.G. Nengerman, N.C. Bluggel and C.J. Schaares.
AND 4 "poesie" albums (1893-1960, num. contributions w. num. col. lithogr. scraps).
= Some names and places: P.J. Schacks (Well aan de Maas), Georgius Nauta (Leeuwarden), Herman Heuveldop (Emsdetten), Antoinette Tilenius (Stadtlohn), Clara Edelbrock (Billerbeck), H. Merveille (Roermond), N.L.G. de Negri ("Etudiant zu Roermond") and L. Raupp (Bergeyk).
AND 1 other album amicorum for GERTRUDE DE KLEIN (containing 4 embroidered and 8 manuscript contributions, dated 1851-1853, in gilt blue hmor. box, a.e.g., in (stained) pink slipcase).
= All concerning the former loan Bloemendal (or Bloemendael), located just north of the centre of Amersfoort.
= The oldest woodsaw windmill in the world De Otter was built in 1631 in commission of the Houtzaagmolen Compagnie and was originally part of group of 12 woodsaw mills on the Kostverloren vaart in Amsterdam. Windmill De Otter was bought by Gerrit van der Bijl in 1817. He later also bought the mills De Valk, De Kool en Het Luipaard (all 3 demolished at the end of the 19th century). The company that Gerrit van der Bijl started, was situated on the Kostverlorenvaart and the Gillis van Ledenberchstraat in Amsterdam. The firm continued as a family business until 1980 when it merged with the Houthandel Ambagtsheer & Van der Meulen, situated on the Gevelweg (houthaven) in Amsterdam. These companies were in turn acquired by the wholesale wood and building material company Jongeneel from Utrecht in 2007.
Very interesting large archive from economical point of view as well as from the perspective of local history in relation to 19th and 20th century Amsterdam entrepeneurship, business history and Dutch windmill industry. It consists mostly of the financial administration, i.a. (international) bills (with attractive letterheads), reminders, I.O.U.'s, financial claims, insurance policies etc. Also some personal bills of the family Van der Bijl. Including ledgers with the administration of the woodsaw activities: "Zaagloon Boek van de Molen de Kool" (1860-1903), "Zaagloon Boek van de Molen de Valk" (1860-1896) and "Zaagloon Boek van de Molen de Otter" (1860-1885). The windmill and the surrounding buildings were re-acquired in 2019 by the G.T. van der Bijl company.
- Several lvs. restored.
= Interesting and rich album containing numerous autographs, drawings, small anecdotes and/ or poems by the guests of the "bohémien" Amsterdam café "Theo Ruiter", previously located at the Rozengracht. Theo Ruiter (1911-1965) bought the café in 1939 and it became a safe haven for many people (of all layers of society) during the war. After the war it became a meeting point for the established and upcoming cultural talent of the "higher" and "lower" cultural classes. Frequently it served as a location for exhibitions by painters, caricaturists and cartoonists. For example, the television debut of Boudewijn Büch was at this café. A curious detail is that when the customers weren't able to pay the bill, Theo asked them to sign the guestbook. Sadly Theo passed away in 1965. His son Karel de Ruiter continued his legacy in the same manner until 1987. To name a few contributors: Willy Boers, Han Hollander (The Netherlands' first sports reporter; his signature on verso of a tipped-in lottery-ticket), Ulla Jacobsson, Jacques Gans, Bob Fernhout, Frans Mahn (world champion cycle racing in 1956), Ed van der Elsken (his signature among the guests of an exposition of female photographers, 1958; also signed by i.a. Yrrah), Igor Cornelissen, drawings by i.a. Eppo Doeve, Bob Buys, Wim Boost, Guus Boissevain ("Gub"), Frank Lodeizen (a portrait of Gerard den Brabander and a signed invitation to one of his exhibitions), Henk Albers, Yrrah and C.N. Tas ("Catrinus"). A continuation of the album sold in our rooms in May 2019.
Carvalho, K. (1916-1972). Four drawings, all pen and ink on paper, 1x watercolour, various sizes, w. (extensive) manuscript text, mainly for "Theo [Ruiter] en Loeki", all signed.
- Almost all folded; occas. sl. soiled.
= Mainly Amsterdam and mainly concerning Gerrit Smit and members of the Lokhorst family: i.a. "Willem Frederik Lokhorst" (conscription document dated Amst., 1888); "Gerret Smit" (manuscript extract from the records of the Protestant Church of Antwerp, dated Amst., 1850); a passport for "Gerrit Martinus Cornelis Smit marchand, natif d'Amsterdam et demeurant à Baarn" for entry into Germany (The Hague, 1914, with mounted photograph of mr Smit); a (dam.) death certificate of "David Benning, 1e Machinist op het Stoomschip Ulyses" (with manuscript annot. in pen and ink reading: "Velzen, aangespoeld 4 febr./ begr. Wijk a/Zee 5 febr./ begr. Oosterbegr.pl. 10 febr. lett. D n.24") and a "Bewijs van Inschrijving" of "Johannes Philippus Benning, Grietje Stellemaker, Echtelieden, (...) op de inname van kinderen in het Burger-Weeshuis (...) Amsterdam, den 3 Aug. 1842" (letterpress document on vellum, filled-out in manuscript).
= I.a. regarding the partition of estates of Annetje Hillebrants, widow of Joannes Ambrosius (1674); Johanna de Geer, widow of arms dealer and merchant Hendrick Trip, and their son Jacob (2x, 1695) and Alexander van Harencarspel, lord of Beverwijk (1806). Other names: Grietje Tas, Jan Matthijsz Spriet, Huijbert Kuijper, Catharina Elisabeth Kesman, Martinus Schroot en Belina van de Water.
= Documents pertaining to the current location Utrechtsestraat 19, i.a. (copies/ extracts of) the will of Hendrik Albersz. Lehman and Anna Margaretha Tielemans (1768); an estate inventory (1829) and other documents pertaining to the public sale of the premises (6x, 1829-1830). Other owners mentioned: Marten Leeman and Bartha Maria Anna Pijselman.
- Wax seals dam.
= Documents pertaining to the current location Herengracht 83, i.a. an extract of the will of Abel Boningh and Judithje Visser (1745) and 2 requests made by owner Johannes van der Laan to the Amst. aldermen for inspection of his neighbour's outhouse "waar van de vuiligheid door de muur van des supp[liant]s perceel heenkomt en een onlijdelijke stank in des supp[liant]s huijs (...) veroorsaakt" (1783 and 1808). Other owners mentioned: Theodorus Romijn, Ida Elisabeth and Adriana Bolthenius, Albert Booning and Hendrik Jacobus Hermans. Some w. letterpress text.
= Mostly wills. Some names: Martin Gregory and Elisabeth Stolp, Johannes Fredrik Wolff and Sara van Stabroek, Hendrik van der Voort junior and Angeneta Hoenderop, Alexander Davids and Magdalena de Leu.
ADDED: small archive of 13 documents of the De Munnik family, pen and ink on paper, dated 1882-1902, various sizes.
= I.a. a funeral invitation extended to goldsmith Johannes te Water (1692), another to the funeral of silk-lacemaker Frans Jansz. van Heulen (1697), and certificates of citizenship ("Poorter Eed") for merchant Hendrik Smit, baker Rijnier van Goor and shoemaker Cornelis Smolders (1739-1805). Some w. letterpress text.
- One document lvs. dam. in lower margin; one document w. owner's stamp.
= I.a. concerning the sale of 6 houses on the "Molen-padt bij de schermschool" to Jan Brouwer (1676); 3 houses "in de Leijdeckers steegh aen de Fluwele Burgwal" to Maria Lenards van Nes (1687) and Catharina and Elisabeth Basseliers (1725); a house "op de Kijsersgracht (..) tusschen d'Utrechtsestraat en de Reguliersgracht" to Johan Verhul (1712) and a house "op de binnenkant van het Nieuwe Waals IJland" to Spinhuis regent Hendrick de Neijs (1774). Other property mentioned: houses on the "Angeliersgracht", Prinsengracht, Govert Flinckstraat and Jan Steenstraat. Some w. letterpress text.