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Title: Two original diploma's in Russian and German from Johanna Harmsen.
Description: Saint Petersburg, St. Petrikirche, June 7 & 19, 1874. 2 documents [sizes: 38 x 60 & 29 x 41 cm.]. Partly handwritten, one with paper blind-stamped seal. - Rolled, some age-wear. * Two rare documents / testimonies, once awarded to Johanna Harmsen (1856 - 1944). She was the daughter of merchant: Derk Gerhardus Harmsen (1816-1893), who was a well known Dutch merchant in Saint Petersburg. He founded the trading firm: Harmsen & Co located at the Gostiny Dvor. The firm imported fabrics. He also held a position in the St. Petrus church in Saint Petersburg. The Harmsen-family originated from Vriezenveen and were part of the so-called: Rusluie. These were Dutch families who moved from Vriezenveen to settle as merchants in Saint Petersburg.

Keywords: Ethnography Europe Russia Etnografie Europa Rusland

Price: EUR 175.00 = appr. US$ 190.20 Seller: Antiquariaat A. Kok & Zn. B.V.(NVvA/ILAB)
- Book number: 295956