Charter, 1724, for Newcastle, Delaware


Date: 1724 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 copy, 32 p.


This manuscript is Sir William Keith's copy of the royal charter issued by George I.

Background note

The original Dutch settlement, which was to become Newcastle, was established in 1651.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 copy, 32 p.


Custodial history:

Presented by Dr. and Mrs. George Logan and accessioned, 1911 (1911 47261).

Early American History Note

This small volume is a manuscript copy of the royal charter for New Castle, Delaware issued in 1724 that belonged to Sir William Keith, then the provincial governor of Pennsylvania.

Indexing Terms

Family Name(s)

  • George -- I, -- King of Great Brita
  • Keith, William, -- Sir.


  • Charters.
  • Official Government Documents and Records

Geographic Name(s)

  • Delaware -- Politics and government -- To 1775.


  • Colonial Politics
  • Government Affairs