A small, leather-bound volume containing eulogies in praise of Nathaniel Vechner (or Vechnerus) (an Album amicorum), each containing a short quotation from the scriptures, the classics or other sources (in Hebrew, Latin, Greek, French, Italian, German and English), followed by verse in praise of Nathaniel Vechner, signed and dated by each author, 1646-55. Among the many scholars who contributed an entry for Vechner's book were Johannes Buxtorf (Basle, September 1653), Manasseh ben Israel of Amsterdam, and two fellows of Pembroke College, Cambridge, Abraham Clifford and John Clerk, in May 1654.
Eulogies in praise of Nathaniel Vechner
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Nathaniel Vechner was one of the sons of George Vechner, STD, a theologian and Hebraist, of Lesna, close to Grlitz in Upper Lusatia, south west Poland. Nathaniel Vechner travelled extensively in Europe, while studying theology and the Hebrew language as a candidate for the ministry in the reformed church, visiting Danzig, Amsterdam, Groningen, Geneva, Basle, Heidelberg, Frankfurt am Main and Cambridge.
Conditions Governing Access
The Special Collections Division is available for anyone to use, regardless of whether you are attached to an academic institution. Access to the Archives and Manuscripts and Rare Books reading room, however, is by prior appointment to access the manuscript material. See our website for more details.