L. van Weleveld, HARTSEN, MANUSCRIPT GENEALOGY

Genealogie van het oud aanzienlijk geslacht van Hartsen, Opgemaakt naar echte bescheiden en documenten, door L. van Weleveld.

Netherlands, (ca. 1840). Large folio, full morocco with gilt ornaments, professionally restored (report included), in slipcase. Exlibris Daniël de Bruin. Light foxing throughout. 78 pag., Manuscript with 5 large and ca. 75 small coats-of-arms, hand coloured with gold. Text in calligraphy. The genealogy starts with Jean de Hersen, ennobled Lille 1424 and runs through untill ca. 1840. The purpose of writing the genealogy was the entry of this family in the Dutch nobility. The last 27 pages consist of 33 ‘preuves’. Added are several manuscript and printed notes etc. concerning the families of Hartsen, Meulendijk, Heemskerk, Hooft, Dellafaille, v.d. Poll, Anslo, de Haan, van Gelder, Feitema etc. Also added is a portrait of c. Hartsen and a letter by Marie Prinses van Wied to Th. Heemskerk (1886). Another manuscript copy of this genealogy was given in 1998 to the Koninklijk Genootschap voor Geslacht- en Wapenkunde by mrs. E.M.L. Halbertsma-van Suchtelen van de Haare (see De Nederlandsche Leeuw 115(1998) nr. 9-10 with picture of title page). Our copy of this manuscript is mentioned in De Nederlandsche Leeuw 1941 pag. 402. H133

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