27 December 2013

Belle van Zuylen

Isabelle de Carrière (1740-1805), aka Belle van Zuylen was a Dutch writer, especially know by her letters, although she also wrote novels, pamphlets, music and plays. She kept up an extensive correspondence with numerous people, including well-know intellectuals like Constant d'Hermenches, James Boswell, Benjamin Constant, Ludwig Ferdinand Huber...

She died on 27 December, 208 years ago. How nice to dedicate a stamp to a tireless letters writer!

(Stamp sent by Heleen, from the Netherlands).


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