PH - Philanthropy

Benefactor to cultural and religious causes

Tinco Lycklama à Nijeholt and his wife Juliana Agatha thoe Schwartzenberg en Hohenlansberg were known for their generosity, especially towards catholic causes in both France and The Netherlands. And, beyond the donation of his personal collection of oriental objects to the city of Cannes (in 1877), Tinco continued to add hundreds of books to its municipal library. In some Frisian places like Wolvega and Leeuwarden, Tinco is still remembered today with examples of this generosity.

Our objective, over time, is to get a better view of the nature and impact of Tinco’s philanthropy. It may well be that his wife was a major influence. One indication is that, during the fourteen years that she outlived her husband, she continued to contribute significant sums to good causes.

We aim to construct a full inventory of their donations and dig into the details of some of them. This will include institutions such as…

  • Municipal museum of Cannes (today, Musée de la Castre)
  • Diocese of Nice (in particular, the Saint Nicolas parish of Cannes)
  • Municipal library of Cannes (today, Médiathèque)
  • Église Notre-Dame d’Espérance, Cannes
  • Heilig Hartkerk, Amsterdam (today, Vondelkerk)
  • Sint Franciscus parish, Wolvega (today, HH Petrus en Paulus parochie)
  • Lycklamastins, Wolvega
  • Sint Bonifatius hospital, Leeuwarden (today, Medisch Centrum Leeuwarden)
  • Sint Bonifatius church, Leeuwarden
  • Sint Dominicus church, Leeuwarden
  • Julianaschool, Leeuwarden
  • Heilige Geestparochie, Heerenveen
  • Sint Martinuskerk, Sneek