Records concerning the early settlements on the Delaware River, 1630-1682, 1774

Mss.974.8.P37

Date: 1630-1774 1630-1682 | Size: 1 Volumes, 1 volume, 66 p., copy

Abstract

This volume contains copies of records of early settlements on the Delaware River in English archives (1664-1682), and Dutch archives (1630-1656), copied from documents in the office of the Secretary of State at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 66 p., copy.

Provenance

Presented by Redmond Conyngham, 1819; accessioned, 1900 (1900 2752).

Early American History Note

The volume contains records relating to the history of Dutch settlers in the territories that the English acquired. These are copies of documents that are held at the State Archives. Many were originally in Dutch but were translated to English in this volume. The documents contain records from as early as 1638 and continue through Edmund Andros' term as governor of New England and ends in 1700. The documents include many official government proclamations and legal documents relating to Dutch property and their rights within English colonies.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Official Government Documents and Records

Geographic Name(s)

  • Delaware -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
  • Delaware River (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.)
  • New Jersey -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
  • Pennsylvania -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.

Personal Name(s)

  • Conyngham, Redmond, 1781-1846

Subject(s)

  • Land and Speculation
  • Law
  • Pennsylvania History
  • Philadelphia History