Heinrich Handschin, personal growth
On June 16, 1894, the President of the Cantonal Executive of Canton Basel-Landschaft received a telegram sent by the clerk of the Basel Civil Court: "You are requested to send a delegate this afternoon in order to receive important information from the Last Will of Heinrich Handschin from Rickenbach, deceased today." 19 In his last Will of October 5, 1993, Heinrich Handschin designated the Canton of Basel-Landschaft as his primary heir. He also made bequests to many charitable institutions and to relatives from near and far. This will had been drawn up by Dr. Wilhelm Vischer, a notary public in Basel and replaced the one from 1889 and the two additions of 1890 and 1891. The Last will of Moscow of 1893 for 54,000.00 rubles (at sfr.2.50 a ruble, about sfr. 135,000.00) remained valid. According to the inventory of June 20, 1894, Handschin's net assets amounted to sfr. 2,354,742.62. (In comparison: in 1894Handschin's manor house in Basel had an estimated value of sfr. 100,000.00 and the properties in Rickenbach (cf. below) had an estimated value of sfr. 6,000.00).
"Heinrich Handschin: His Last Will,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 45
, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol45/iss2/12