dinsdag 10 november 2009

Hollandse Mercurius



De Hollandse, (Hollantse, Hollandsche etc) Mercurius was een krant uit Amsterdam uit de 17e eeuw. Op google books zijn er een aantal exemplaren te vinden. Het gat hier wel om een krant, dus de nieuwswaarde staat voorop, en als historische bron is de krant niet even betrouwbaar. Wel leuk is het volgende berichtje over het Hollandse (d.w.z. op repartitie dus betaald door de provincie Holland) Regiment Jorman:



Regiment Jorman werd later Birkenfeld, dan van Huffel, dan van Hinsheim, en in 1733 van Kinschot Sr.



The 'Hollandse Mercurius' was a newspaper from Amsterdam, and several copies of the period 1666-1678 can be found on google books. It's a paper, so a s a historical source not that reliable, but sometimes you find some very nice stuff, like the above newsreport on the entrabce of the Holland Regiment Jorman. (Holland means: paid by the province of Holland). The colours of the regiment are described as 'green and the other white', whith 'incentive slogans'. The officers wore green plumes on their hats, showing their spirit.

Regiment Jorman later became Birkenfeld, then van Huffel, then van Hinsheim and in 1733 van Kinschot sr.


2 opmerkingen:

  1. I believe it says" one white and the others green with inspirational devices." The word device could mean an inscription in Latin, German, French or Dutch; or a symbol or allegorical picture. Obviously, a white colonel's colour and green company colours.

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  2. Indeed, but the use of interpunctions is a bit confusing. It cannot be ruled out that the white colonel's banner had slogans as well, just like the later Kinschot Jr. regiment.

    In modern dutch devies means motto. IIRC that was the same in 17th century dutch, but I could be wrong here.

    Edwin

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