DAGBOEK, GEMEENZAME BRIEVEN EN EENZAME OVERDENKINGEN VAN L. C.

: van Lier (Catharina Allegonda)

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geschreeven door wijlend jufvrouw, Catharina Allegonda van Lier, aan Cabo de Goede Hoop; en, op haar verzoek, bij haar leven gedaan, uitgegeeven door Joannes Jacobus Kicherer, preikant bij de hervormde kerke en zendeling onder de heidenen in Afrika

 

xii + 288pp., original half leather with red leather title label, slightly rubbed at corners and top and bottom of spine, marbled boards, Utrecht, 1804

 

Catharina Allegonda van Lier (1768-1801) came to the Cape in 1786 with her brother, the pastor Helperus Ritsema van Lier. After his death of tuberculosis in 1793, she continued her brother's work and became engaged to the missionary Joannes Jacobus Kicherer. Catharina Allegonda also suffered from tuberculosis and on her sickbed handed Kicherer her diary and other writings with the request to publish them "for the generation of godly people, for provoking others, for the eyes of the blind to be opened and the sight of those who see may be strengthened". She died in Cape Town, 33 years old.