The newsletter's masthead represents a composite of Jeremias's handwriting and spelling in his two references to the 17th-century newsletter, i.e. "de Nieu Nederlanse Marcurius." Also present is a proposed coat of arms for New Amsterdam.
There were many imaginative suggestions for the name of the NNRC's quarterly newsletter: everything from North Atlantic Association for New Netherland Research (NAAFNNR) to the St. Louis Browns. None of these were chosen. Instead, it was thought appropriate to revive the name of the newsletter Jeremias van Rensselaer mentions twice in his correspondence. Unfortunately, no copies of "De Nieuw Nederlandsche Mercurius" have ever come to light.
The correspondence of Jeremias van Rensselaer is available in translation in Online Publications.
Kiliaen van Rensselaer
A biography by Janny Venema
Timeline of the Netherlands & Scandinavia in North America
A pictorial walk through time
Papers of Hans Bontemantel
Records from the Amsterdam Chamber of the West India Co.
Charting New Netherland
How maps trace a growing knowledge of the land
New Amsterdam Kitchen
Artifacts of domestic life in lower Manhattan
For over three decades, NNI has helped cast light on America's Dutch roots. In 2010, it partnered with the New York State Office of Cultural Education to establish the New Netherland Research Center, with matching funds from the State of the Netherlands. NNI is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. More
Housed in the New York State Library, the NNRC offers students, educators, scholars and researchers a vast collection of early documents and reference works on America's Dutch era. More
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