Vilan van de Loo, the author of this publication
"During the summer of 1993 I realized
how important Mrs. Kloppenburg had been in
the Dutch East Indies. I learned from many
older people who had lived in the Indies that
around 1915 everybody in the Indies owned her
book on medicinal herbs. And yet, hardly anyone
could tell me anything about the author, Mrs.
Kloppenburg. I have searched archives and registries
in vain. Once famous and now almost forgotten?
I decided that this should not be allowed to
"My fascination involves careers, biographies.
For example: about the Algemeen Nederlandse
Vrouwenvereniging 'Tesselschade-Arbeid Adelt' (General
Netherlands Society of Womens 'Tesselschade
- Arbeid Adelt') I wrote the biography Toekomst
door traditie. 125 jaar Tesselschade-Arbeid
Adelt (1996) (Future because of Tradition,
125 years Tesselschade-Arbeid Adelt)."
Vilan van de Loo