131 leaves : ; 210 x 165 (195 x 140) mm, bound to cover 215 x 170 mm 1 microfilm reel : negative (MN 02-76) and positive (Robbins MS 93)
A transcription of lecture notes taken by dictation during the academic year 1818-1819. The main text was copied just on the recto of each folio, with additional notes and corrections appearing on facing pages (i.e., the verso of the preceding folio).
Ms. codex. Title from title page. Collation: Paper, fol. i +131 + i; 1-6⁴ 7² 8-19⁴ 20⁸( -2) 21-22⁴ 23⁶ 24⁴ 25³ 26-33⁴ (last fol is pastedown). Layout: Written in 26 long lines. Script: Written in a quick cursive script by one hand. Binding: Brown paper over pasteboard; leather spine with gilt pattern (bands). Title on spine in gilt letters on red background reads "J. M. Kemper Dictata de jure naturae." Shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, The Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, Robbins MS. Former shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, The Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, g290 K32.
Formatted Contents Note
Fol. 2r-8r: Prolegomena fol. 9r-49r: Pars I fol. 50r-125r: Pars altera fol. 126r, 127r: Index fol. 128r-131v: blank.
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Johan Melchior Kemper (1776-1824) was a lawyer with a doctoral degree from the University of Leiden, who held professorships in civil, natural, and public law, and the political history of Europe at Harderwijk, Amsterdam, and Leiden universities. Of note among his juridical activities was his participation in the drafting of a Civil Code. A large number of his lecture notes is preserved in the Leiden University Library.
Gift from Mrs. James L. de Fremery. James de Fremery was Consul General for the Netherlands in San Francisco from 1863 to 1891. On the back pastedown is affixed a piece of brown paper with the number "235887" stamped on it, and below is written "Kemper, J.M." Fol. 127r bears the stamp "L38252."