Count Herman Wedel Jarlsberg

Johan Caspar Herman Wedel Jarlsberg (21 September 1779 – 27 August 1840) was a Norwegian statesman and count. He played an active role in the constitutional assembly at Eidsvoll in 1814 and was the first native Norwegian to hold the post of governor-general (representing the absent king as head of the Norwegian cabinet) during the union with Sweden.

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Sir Hume Campbell and Captain [Field Marshall] Rose

– on looking over the Protocol  Prutucul, pronounced protocol – found that the “Earl of Hillsborough” was here 29 august 1833 apparently Lord Cantelup with him – and 11 july 1833 Sir Hume Campbell and Captain Rose waited 8 hours for horses – no fault of the people here –

Anne Lister Travel journal, August 4. 1839 – at Bolkesjø
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Earl of Hillsborough and Lord Cantelupe

Anne’s reading the “guest book” at Bolkesjø, Telemark (Norway) and finds that “the earl fo Hillsborough” had been there in 1833.

found that the “Earl of Hillsborough” was here 29 august 1833 apparently Lord Cantelup with him

Anne Lister, travel journal August 4. 1839, at Bolkesjø
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Julie von Bjelke

Bjelke family’s coat of arms

Miss Julie Bjelke (1774-1845) born Christine Julianne Fredrikke Charlotte von Bjelke, but apparently only used Julie von Bjelke. Daughter of Amtmann (governor) Bjelke i Tønder Amt i Slesvig. She spent much time in Slesvig and Copenhagen, but as part owner of the copper mines in Røros, she also spent time in Trondheim (Norway), and likely also in Christiania.

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Andreas Grüning, Huth and the Rawsons

Grünings Løkke ved Christiania (source: Oslo Bymuseum)

Andreas Grüning (1785 – 1842) German born (Hamburg/Altona), Norwegian banker, consul general for Hamburg and owner of the iron works in South Odalen (North of Christiania), established the banking company A. Grüning/Grünning & Co. He also traded in woods and other merchandise and had ownership in Haflsund (Sarpsborg) – Anne passed the manor on her way from Svinesund and up to Christiania – and in 1835 Hafslund became a consortium under the leadership of A. Grüning.

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Guldberg & Dzwonkowski

Guldberg and Dzwonkowski’s was a bookshop and musical scores publishing agency, who at some point even sold instruments. They ran the weekly illustrated (xylographed) magasine Skillings-Magazin, Billedmagazin for Børn and other publications, prints and musical scores. At one point they also sold musical instruments at Guldberg & Dzwonkowski’s.

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John Vanderholm

I perceive John’s Swedish will not suit him _perfectly_ in Norway

– Travel journal 28. july 1839

John would be John Vanderholm, a Swedish man, Tanner of trade but at this point takes what jobs he can to support his English wife and 8 children.

John Vanderholm recommended by Mrs Tod came to offer as servant to go with us to Norway – a swede – tanner  by trade which he learnt in London and married an English woman – she is here – his trade failed him – he does what he can to get a living – has 8 children – asks 3 dollars banco (…)

all this seems most likely to suit us, yet the man has never been in Norway But he can speak to be understood by the Norsemen – speaks English like an Englishman and perhaps our own traveling knowledge + handbook will suffice

– Diary 23. July 1839

Rudolf Keyser

“…the professor of history and antiquities himself shewed us the things and was very civil and spoke so well and slowly I understood ¼ of what he said by means of a few words of Latin now and then – there was an old thing  like that found in digging away in the clay of the laundry court at Shibden – which Harper said was modern and for shot but which the professor here said was for the head stall (for something ornamental or something of a very old sort of bridle crest thro’ which the rains passed) – from the smallness of the holes the reins must have been rope or thong”

Rudolf Keyser

Rudolf Keyser (1 January 1803 – 9 October 1864) was a Norwegian historian, archaeologist and educator.

Jakob Rudolf Keyser was born in Christiania, now Oslo, Norway. Following studies in Iceland, Rudolf Keyser was appointed as a docent at the Royal Frederick University in Christiania in 1828.

He became a professor in 1831 and remained at the University until he retired in 1862. Keyser was also the first manager for the University Museum of National Antiquities. He cataloged and categorized prehistoric artifacts which had originated from excavations.