Images of the Gold Coast (West Africa), 1870-1890   
 
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Code: 0002 4044
Category: People from Elmina

Group portrait described as
Group 'embassy of the Ashanti at Elmina'

 
Code: 0002 4061
Category: People from Elmina

Brother and sisters Coulon, Elmina
1. Pieter Vitringa Coulon

Pieter, Maria (ca. 1864-1953) and Johanna Vitringa Coulon were children of the Dutch colonial official Julius Vitringa Coulon (1824-1878), who served on the Gold Coast between 1853 and 1866, and Adjua Hogen from Elmina. At the time of Muller's visit, Pieter was registrar to the District Commissioner's Court at Elmina. Johanna has her daughter Mercy Hughes sitting on her lap. Descendants of the two women still live in Cape Coast and Elmina.
Pieter Vitringa Coulon

 
Code: 0002 4062
Category: People from Elmina


Brother and sisters Coulon, Elmina
2. Maria Vitringa Coulon

Pieter, Maria (ca. 1864-1953) and Johanna Vitringa Coulon were children of the Dutch colonial official Julius Vitringa Coulon (1824-1878), who served on the Gold Coast between 1853 and 1866, and Adjua Hogen from Elmina. At the time of Muller's visit, Pieter was registrar to the District Commissioner's Court at Elmina. Johanna has her daughter Mercy Hughes sitting on her lap. Descendants of the two women still live in Cape Coast and Elmina.
Maria Vitringa Coulon

 
Code: 0002 4062
Category: People from Elmina

Brother and sisters Coulon, Elmina
3. Johanna Vitringa Coulon

Pieter, Maria (ca. 1864-1953) and Johanna Vitringa Coulon were children of the Dutch colonial official Julius Vitringa Coulon (1824-1878), who served on the Gold Coast between 1853 and 1866, and Adjua Hogen from Elmina. At the time of Muller's visit, Pieter was registrar to the District Commissioner's Court at Elmina. Johanna has her daughter Mercy Hughes sitting on her lap. Descendants of the two women still live in Cape Coast and Elmina.
Johanna Vitringa Coulon

 
Code: 0002 4049
Category: Portraits of merchants from Elmina

Man in top-hat, tail-coat, carrying a walking stick, identified by Muller as
J.W. Ephson, merchant at Elmina

 
Code: 0002 4050
Category: Portraits of merchants from Elmina
  
Johannes Adolphus Bartels, merchant in Elmina. Son of Louis Bartels (ca. 1818-1857). He descended both on his grandfather's and grandmother's side from prominent Euro-African families in Elmina.
Mr. Johannes Adolphus Bartels

 
Code: 0002 4052
Category: Portraits of merchants from Elmina
  
Jacob Abraham de Veer (1838-1926), grandson of a Dutch governor of that name on the Gold Coast, was a merchant in Elmina, Dutch and French consul in Elmina, and burgomaster of that town. Until this day he is recognised locally as an important historical figure.
Mr. Jacob Abraham de Veer

 
Code: 0002 4051
Category: Portraits of merchants from Elmina
  
Johannes Jacobus Cornelis Huydecoper, clerk in Dutch government service and later merchant in Elmina, worked for the firm of Ter Meulen. He was also a member of a prominent Euro-African family. His great-great-grandfather was Jan Pieter Theodoor Huydecoper (1728-1767), member of the Amsterdam elite family of that name, who served the Dutch West India Company on the Gold Coast from 1756 till his death, latterly as director-general. His grandfather Willem (1788-1826) and father Jacob (1811-1845) were both ambassadors of the Kingdom of the Netherlands at the Court of the King of Ashanti at Kumasi.
Mr. Johannes Jacobus Cornelis Huydecoper