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Gathering dust: The engagement of Henk van Kampen and Lida Melessen

On Saturdays I rummage through my old cabinet, pull out and dust off an item, and present it here on Roots. Today: An engagement announcement.

Engagement announcement of Henk van Kampen and Lida Melessen

Engagement announcement of Henk van Kampen and Lida Melessen

This is the engagement announcement of my grandparents, Hendrik (Henk) van Kampen and Alida (Lida) Melessen. It mentions a change (wijziging), so possibly there was an earlier communication. Unfortunately the card does not mention the engagement date, only the dates of two receptions, one at each parental home: 4 February 1938 in Amsterdam, and the next day in Hilversum.

The address on the cover is my great-grandparents’ address: The H. (Hendrik) van Kampen family in Hilversum.

Henk and Lida married two and a half years later, on 1 August 1940.

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