The series Egodocuments
A complete list of all the volumes in the series can be found here. Listed below are the volumes published in English
19. The diary of Elizabeth Richards (1798-1825).
From the Wexford Rebellion in Ireland to Family Life in the Netherlands. Edited by Marie de Jong-IJsselstein; with an Introduction on the Wexford Rebellion (1798) by Kevin Whelan. 1999, 171 blz., ingenaaid, geïllustreerd, isbn 90-6550-169-x, €17,–.
The diary that Elizabeth Richards kept between 1798 and 1825 is one of the relatively few diaries by women in this period. It is partly Irish and partly Dutch. Through Elizabeth's eyes, the reader witnesses the great rebellion in Ireland in 1798, Elizabeth's relationship with her Dutch husband Count Frederick Willem van Limburg Stirum, the development of her ten children, her financial worries, illness within her family, and social life. Elizabeth treated her diary as a confidant to which she could entrust her deepest feelings. This diary is thus an excellent example of an early nineteenth-century journal intime.
24. Vader & zoons. / Father & sons Jacob de Vos Wzn.
(1774-1844) en de getekende dagboekjes voor zijn kinderen / Jacob de Vos Wzn. (1774-1844) and the journals he drew for his children. Editie Eveline Koolhaas-Grosfeld. 2001, 264 blz., gebonden, geïllustreerd (in kleur), isbn 90-6550-182-7, €28,–.
Vader en zoons
'I am glad to have a husband who enjoys home life, [...] who loves his wife and adores his children,' wrote Catharina De Vos in a letter to her niece. Her husband, Jacob De Vos Willemsz., registered their happy home life for posterity by drawing their four sons, born in rapid succession, in the period 1803-1809. Sometimes he drew every day; sometimes months passed between his artistic endeavours. The eight journals with 267 drawings paint a unique picture of Dutch family life early in the nineteenth century, while the introduction to their first, integral publication explains the social, cultural and political background of the De Vos family.