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Washington Irving: The Sketch Book

Mr Irving often uses anglified versions of Dutch names, or maybe he was not very familiar with Dutch. I have tried (to the best of my ability) to give what may have been the original Dutch versions of the names.

Irving = 'Dutch'
Kaatsberg
Kaatskill
Peter Stuyvesant
hear

Irving
Rip van Winkle
Wolf
Derrick van Bummel
'Dutch'
Rip van Winkel
Wolf
Derk van Bommel
hear

Irving
Nicholas Vedder
Dominie van Shaick
Hollands

'Dutch'
Nicolaas Vedder
Dominee van Schaik ('Reverend')
Hollands (liquor)
hear
There's a town in Holland called 'Kaatsheuvel' - hear
Irving
Brom Dutcher
Judith Gardenier
Peter Vanderdonk
'Dutch'
Bram Duitser
Judith Gardenier
Peter van der Donk
hear

Irving
Hendrick Hudson
The Half Moon
burgher
'Dutch'
Hendrick Hudson
De Halve Maen
burger
hear

Irving
Tappan Zee
Yost van Houten
Katrina van Tassel
'Dutch'
Tappan Zee
Joost van Houten
Katrien van Tessel
hear
Irving
Saardam
Baltus,
Balt van Tassel
'Dutch'
Zaandam
Bertus,
Bert van Tessel
hear - 2

Irving
Abraham,
Brom van Brunt
Mynheer
Hans van Ripper
'Dutch'
Abraham,
Bram van Brunt
mijnheer (meneer)
Hans van Ripper
hear - 2

Irving
Doffue Martling
Brouwer
Major André
'Dutch'
Dolfje (?) Martling
Brouwer
Majoor André
hear

Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower

Leiden
Pieterskerk
De Groene Poort
Delfshaven
Adam Willaerts
hear - 2
town in Holland where the Pilgrims lived
a church
'The Green Gate'
port in Holland that the Pilgrims sailed from
a mapmaker

Isaack de Rasière - a Dutch trader from New York
hear (a French name)

Lee Miller: Roanoke

Lucas de Heere
Emanuel van Meteren
hear - 2
Latinized names:
Gerardus Mercator
Abraham Ortelius
hear

David McCullough: The Path between The Seas

Jacob Dirks -hear- a canals engineer

Goethals -hear- (how the name is said in Holland)

David McCullough: John Adams

Cities
Brussel (Belgium)
Antwerpen (Belgium)
Rotterdam
Delft
hear

Cities
Den Haag
Amsterdam
Leiden
Utrecht
hear

Provinces
Holland
Friesland
Zeeland
hear
Maps (with Names Spoken) - All Provinces
Amsterdam streets Leiden and The Hague
Herengracht
Keizersgracht
Achterburgwal
Hoogstraat
hear

Pieterskerk
Rapenburg
Binnenhof
hear

Spiegelstraat
Fluwelen Burgwal
Huis ten Bosch
Trèveszaal
hear - 2
Painters
Rembrandt
Vermeer
Frans Hals
Van Ruysdael
hear

Joost van den Vondel
Grotius / Hugo de Groot
Spinoza
hear
(poet and playwright)
(jurist and scholar)
(philosopher - Ladino name)

Prinses Wilhelmina
Willink
Van Staphorst
hear

Baron Joan Derk van der Capellen tot den Pol
hear - 2
grachtenhuizen (canal houses)
Heer Adams (Mr Adams, gentleman)
hear - 2

Baron van Lynden van Hemmen
Bartholomeus van den Santheuvel
hear - 2
Dutchmen with French Names
Charles Dumas
John Luzac
De la Lande
hear

Fynje
hear
This is a very unusual name. I'm not sure I say it correctly.

David McCullough: 1776

Inclenberg
Schoenmaker
Schuyler
Spuyten Duyvil
hear - 2
(now Murray's Hill)
[Schoonmaker]


In my home town of Wageningen, there's a hill called Hinkelseberg
- hear - 2 - (Dutch 'berg' actually means 'mountain.')

Stephen Ambrose: Band of Brothers

see my Operation Market Garden page (with maps)

Russell Shorto: The Island at The Center of The World

see my Old New York page

Barbara Tuchman: The First Salute

see my Old New York page
[a copper WWII tank shell casing]
World War II ordinance

Tracy Chevalier: Girl with A Pearl Earring

see my Vermeer page
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Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girl

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Mary Mapes Dodge: Hans Brinker -or- The Silver Skates

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