The correspondence of Jan Daniël Huichelbos van Liender with James Watt

Jan Adrianus Verbruggen

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research external, graduation UT

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Close reading of the letters also yielded particulars about Van Liender¿¿¿¿s life and environment, improving somewhat on the scant knowledge about individuals like J.Hope and R.L.Brouwer and their Heemstede engine, and adding (albeit slightly) to the knowledge of the exploits of W.Blakey. It pointed the way to the extensive notarial records in the Rotterdam Municipal Archive, which yielded many more details. Van Liender thus became much more than just a Rotterdam merchant. Most of the correspondence consists of discussion of engineering details with excursions into other, sometimes personal and political areas.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Rip, Arie, Supervisor
  • Roberts, Lissa, Co-Supervisor
Award date27 Apr 2005
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs90-9019267-0
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes


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