1777 MANUSCRIPT LATIN SPEECH - HIERONIMUS VAN SLINGELANDT, Son of Baron Aelbrecht van Slingelandt and His Wife Helena - THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS
MANUSCRIPT LATIN SPEECH written for and recited at a COLLEGE in THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS, by HIERONYMUS VAN SLINGELANDT (his father was Baron Aelbrecht van Slingelandt). The date MDCCLXXIX (1779) is written as part of the Latin text on the first page.
Ten pages (5 leaves), seven of which are filled with the Latin manuscript speech. The leaves are string bound in embossed floral paper covers, 7.5x9 inches (19x23 cm).
The paper is WATERMARKED with a large fleur-de-lys and "J KOOL". The "J Kool" watermark refers to a Dutch family of papermakers who were active during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
VERY GOOD condition: there is a recent label on the inside front cover with #652 written on it, and a blank label on the blank verso of the title page / first page, otherwise the manuscript has been very well cared for, still bright, clean and clear, with writing that is fully legible (especially if you read Latin).
About HIERONIMUS VAN SLINGELANDT (from GENI and other genealogical websites):
********** Hieronimus van Slingelandt Birthdate: February 15, 1762 Birthplace: Amsterdam, The Netherlands Death:August 31, 1829 (67) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands Son of Baron Aelbrecht van Slingelandt and Helena Slicher Husband of Maria Antonia Fortunata Franceschini Father of Hieronymus Nicolaas van Slingelandt Brother of Johan Diederik Barthout van Slingelandt
Baron Aelbrecht van Slingelandt, [his father], 1732-1801 Aelbrecht married Helena Slicher, born in 1737, in The Netherlands. They had 2 sons: Hieronimus van Slingelandt and one other child.. Aelbrecht passed away in 1801, at age 69. **********
If you are curious to see what kind of family Heronimus van Slingelandt was born into, check out his mother's wedding gown by searching "Helena Slicher wedding gown". Wow.