Day 10 – Nobility, pensions, iron works and heroics as Smith falls off the wagon.

The iron works at Bærum (Bærums verk)
Wergman’s illustration from the book Norge Fremstillet i Lithographerede Billeder 1837
This map from 1783 shows the area and some inns/coach stops Anne Lister & Co traveled visited. Drammen is yet to be, and is marked by the three towns (Bragernes, Strømsø and Tangen) that make up Drammen today. Click for bigger image

Words

Stattholder = The proxy ruler of a country on behalf of the monarch.

Sheaves / sheaf = grain bundle

rez de Chaussée means on the gound floor

People

Smith’s father-in law – we think must be Johannes Nicolai von Kløcker (1788-1862), he is the uncle of Hans Ranøe von Kløcker (1818-1884) who became “Sekondløjtnant á la suite ved Kongens Regiment” (second lieutenant inthe Royal regiment) in 1837.

Count Wedel Jarlsberg – Norwegan count and owner of the iron worsk Anne saw in Bærum aka Bærums verk. Read more about Herman Wedel-Jarsberg

Places

Bærums Verk / iron foundry – Anne passes the iron foundry learning about current owner Count Wedel Jarlsberg’s but perhaps oblivious to the fact that it was a woman (named Anna) who built the foundry to the largest of its kind in Norway.
Read more about the fundry +Anna Krefting

Jonsrud
Upper Jonsrud, large farm, coach station and tavern/inn on the main road to Bergen.

Read more about Jonsrud

Food

Pork Pancakes
Fleskepannekake’ is a pancake fried together with diced salty bacon. Today it’s often eaten with either syrup or a blueberry jam on top… get the recipe

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