In the year 1875 a book
of poems was published; the book was for private distribution
amongst friends and acquaintances and was self-managed by the
author. The poems were composed by "the widow Mrs J. M.
Kips - Van der Schaaff" - (this is she describes herself
in the book). Research reveals that she was descended from a
traders family. Genealogy teasches us that she had at least
two brothers and one sister. Her oldest brother Jozef Gerard
was born in Utrecht in 1798, he was a Canton judge. Her other
brother Jacobus was captain-lieutenant at sea, he was born in
1801. Furthermore she had a sister with the name Maria. The
birthdates from her brothers reassures us that she must have
passed away more than 70 years ago which means her poems now
belong to the public domain. In the beautiful poem 'To God'
she uses the Divine Name.
The book she has published: