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I found a text in a periodical that I didn’t know. Yet another place where Farwerck has published.

Recently I ran into a person named “Wick Farwerck”. Curious who this might be, it turned out to be a short name for Willem Arnaud Farwerck, a son of Carl Wilhelm Farwerck (whose own short name was Willy).

I tried to see if I could find out what schools Farwerck went to. Not much luck so far. I did slightly edit the biography with a “youth” header as I also ran into a listing of him being test for military service (Franz positive, his brother negative). I have not found out if he actually served, but I think not as he was too busy with his (and his fathers) businesses.

I’ve transcribed and translated one more text.

Small things

Yesterday I got a small pile of books. I already had them, but wanted to prevent them from getting lost. I noticed that one of the books looks different from the version that I already had:

The one on the right is the new one. Initially I thought the hard cover had been taken off, but the back has the title as well. Besides, the titles are different. The brown book has a soft cover, hardly thicker than the sheets, but it appears to be a another edition in which a strange typo of the original cover was corrected. The font is slightly different.

This book isn’t too easy to find, but I had never ran into the ‘second edition’ before at all.

New and edited

Yesterday I was lucky. Every now and then I look around a bit to see if any new information was added somewhere. When searching the digital archives at Delpher my eye soon feel on magazine titles that weren’t familiar to me. They were the monthly magazines of the Dutch Rotary Club. There proved to me many, so I tried scanning them to see what information about Farwerck would be there. This resulted in another text about the Rotary Club. There was not groundbreaking new information, but we do get to learn the man a little better again and he mentions having been abroad a few times.

There is also irony in information that becomes available over time. For a long, long time I have been trying to prove if Farwerck was a member of the Theosophical Society or not. I finally succeeded a few months back due to a very lucky shot when I ran into old American Theosophical magazines online. In my search of yesterday I found two Dutch magazines of the Theosophical Society which simply state him as leading the Hilversum lodge. I edited the Theosophy article somewhat.

A funny finding was a sports magazine in which Farwerck at the age of 16 is twice mentioned as being a member of a club that appears to have played both cricket and soccer. A not uncommon combination in 1905 by the way.

No new information, but newly added were two issues of the magazine of the Dutch vegetarian union. One mentions Farwerck joining (1918) another his resignation (1922).

I added a little text about P.M. Cochius.

I don’t yet know if it’s ‘usable’, but I also found an old elementary school publication with a short text by the 12 year old K.J. Farwerck (and a story about Balder), who married “mrs. Farwerck“. That daughter in law of C.W. Farwerck cooperated with Farwerck on his publishing house Thule and the periodical Nehalennia.

Additions to website

When rereading things to see if anything needed updating, I realised that some time after I started this website, I had short bios of some people around Farwerck and short texts specifically about some subject. These were mostly because I had discovered new things, but I didn’t do the same for information that I already had in the biography when this website was launched. Yet, some people and subjects deserve a little more attention, so I started to add some texts.

For starters:

Digging into Farwerck’s final years

Earlier I wrote about Farwerck’s house where he no longer lived when he died. Did he move in with the widow of his brother and her son at Wernerlaan 41 which is close to where he lived himself? Or did he move somewhere else?

And what did he do with all his possessions, such as his massive library? When you’ve lived in a villa for decades, you’re bound to have a lot of possessions. You don’t just add that to the belongings of the person whose house you move into? But then, Farwerck’s library was only auctioned two years after he passed away, so where was that library between 1967 and 1971 and when, how and to whom was it sold?

These questions remain open, but looking for answers did make me have to rewrite my text about the house Caecilia and add another one about the Wernerlaan. Click on the links above.

Farwerck speaks

During my searches for information at one point I ran into an advertisement for gramophones with recordings of speeches of the National Socialist Movement. Four of these records are speeches of Farwerck.

I have searched and searched but I have no idea where I should find these records.

Today I made another attempt and suddenly thought to check if somebody perhaps put them on YouTube. That is not the case, but I did find a video which includes a video recording of a speech of Farwerck! Now finally there is a voice that comes with the photos.

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Friendly Franz

A video was found online which has features Farwerck looking friendly for a change. Click on the image for more information.

Nieuw Nederland

Amazing, another source for texts by Farwerck has surfaced. Again I didn’t make the discovery myself.

From 1934 to 1944 there was a periodical called “Nieuw Nederland”, or “New Netherlands”. This overlaps Farwerck’s N.S.B. period. The editor of the periodical was R. van Genechten who also wrote quite a few texts. Farwerck contributed only a few. One has also been released have been as separate booklets too.

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August 2020 news

A grandchild of Carl Wilhelm and Johanna sent me two photos, the first photo of C.W. that I saw! I could use them, so I put up the marriage photo of the two on their respective little bios (see links above). The other photo was a family photo that included Franz Otto, the father of Franz Eduard and Carl Wilhelm. This was a reason to also write a little bio of ‘senior‘.

I finally found proof of Farwerck’s Theosophical membership, so I updated the Theosophy article a bit.

I did some further digging into Farwerck’s house which made me have to update the “Who was mrs. Farwerck?” text a bit as well.