Biographical dates - Period of existence1745-1824
Other InformationGruys, Hans, 'Joost Romswinckel: lawyer, magistrate, 1745-1824', in: Marieke van Delft (a.o.), eds. Collectors and Collections. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, 1798-1998. Zwolle, 1998, p. 36-40.
Other Identifier http://thesaurus.cerl.org/record/cnp00081728
NoteJoost Romswinckel collected books until 1807, when his house in Leiden was destroyed by the accidental explosion of a ship filled with gunpowder. The books were saved. After that he sold his 23,000 books, 9,500 maps and charts and 300 manuscripts to the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague
MARC Area Codee-ne
Profession / Type of InstitutionLawyer
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