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Wijnpersse family papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 618
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of ninety-five manuscript and printed volumes, in their original bindings, created and accumulated by four members of the Wijnpersse family, relating to their scholarly careers at the Universities of Utrecht, Leiden and Groningen. Included are the major works of Dionysius van de Wijnpersse on logic and metaphysics in various annotated editions, and related writings in manuscript; the annotated books and manuscripts of Samuel Johannes van de Wijnpersse; several volumes of lecture notes by Dionysius van de Wijnpersse, Jr., and his thesis which was published in Leiden in 1822; and the thesis, published before 1815, of Cornelius Adrianus van de Wijnpersse.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Wijnpersse Family Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Rudi Thoemmes on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2007.


The collection is organized into four series: I. Dionysius van de Wijnpersse (1724-1808), 1746-1806; II. Samuel Johannes van de Wijnpersse (1759-1842), 1788-1821; III. Dionysius van de Wijnpersse (1799-1870), 1812-1822; and IV. Other Papers and Unidentified Material, 1815.

12 Linear Feet (95 boxes)
Related Names
Wijnpersse family
Wijnpersse, Dionysius van de, 1724-1808
Wijnpersse, Dionysius van de, 1799-1870
Wijnpersse, Samuel Johannes van de, 1759-1842
Language of Materials