2000/1 Summaries


Frans Olbrechts – Een hart en een visie voor Tervuren

Summary : Frans Olbrechts. A renewing role in the Tervuren museum
From 1947 until his death in 1958 Olbrechts also held the directorship of the Museum van Belgisch Congo (Belgian Congo Museum) in Tervuren. Dr. Gansemans dwells upon his inspiring and renewing role in the Tervuren museum.



De opgang van de jonge Olbrechts – Het driedubbele spoor

Summary : A rising young Olbrechts
This article deals with the surprising scientific career of Frans M. Olbrechts. It also contains some summary biographical data.
Frans M. Olbrechts fled to England in 1914, enlisted as a voluntary soldier, wrote a remarkable dissertation on folklore which resulted in a scholarship in America where he lived amongst some Indian tribes, and published a Cherokee medical manuscript.
He became a respected American scholar and a visiting lecturer at Columbia University. Back in his native country, he devoted himself to the “Volkskunde – Atlas” (Folklore Atlas) for Flanders and The Netherlands, and was highly interested in promoting culture by means of publications and lectures. At the State University of
Ghent (Flanders) he held the first chair of Ethnology.



30 jaar F.M. Olbrechtsstichting ter bevordering van het volkskundig onderzoek vzw Overzicht van 30 jaar activiteit

Summary : The F.M. Olbrechtsstichting, 30 years of folklore research
The F.M. Olbrechtsstichting, founded to honour the memory of professor Olbrechts, aims at stimulating new folklore research by commissioning specific study matter to promising scientits. The here published survey of a 30 years’ activity may undoubtedly be valued in a positive way.



Een collectie veterinaire recepten uit Meerbeke (16de E.)

Summary : A collection veterinary prescriptions from Meerbeke (16th century)
Based on a sixteenth century manuscript in the Royal Library in The Hague, entitled “Het Gulden Recept Bouck” (The Golden Prescription Book) from Meerbeke (a village near Ninove), a survey is given of 103 veterinary prescriptions.
These recipes in the vernacular aim at relieving troubles and discomforts in horses. Veterinary texts from the Middle Ages and the 16th century are rare, moreover the manuscript they are taken from was unknown until a few years ago. In the introduction the possible author, or scribe of the manuscript and various other aspects are discussed at length. The article also contains a glossary.