R/16/1937 – drawing of a dead dog, sigils, portrait of Eldermans; and mandrake notes

Collection Number:
R/16/1937
Object name:
drawing of a dead dog, sigils, portrait of Eldermans; and mandrake notes
Object type:
Drawing
Languages:
Dutch
Book titles referenced:
Antidotarium Nicolai

All Dutch parts are directly translated. A lot is in very old-fashioned Dutch.

‘VF: (§ 63-NN/1954) supplement II: “Mandragora are roots of herbs / and have two sides / and looks like man and woman. And the little man has leaves like beetroot / and the little woman like lettuce [?]. And whoever pulls it out of the ground must die. And wherever it grown one sees by night a great light. And the little man is of help to the man / and the little woman to the woman” Antidotarium Nicolai. H.’
‘VG clipping no. VII: “When there are other possible causes of death, which are provoked by cyaankali; does the death still stay the result of the cyaankali ?” – Algemeen Dagblad [Dutch newspaper], 22 mei 1954. (Prof. Dr. J.P.L. Hulst.) S.’
‘UN, add, after )2: “And whoever drinks the juice from the little man / he lies down as if dead. And if the surgeons want to work / so they make him lie down as if dead. And if they want to wake him up / so they take the juice of red / vinegar and [genciane] and mix them / and drips it into the ears and then he awakes.” E.’