De Nieu Nederlanse Marcurius

The newletter'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

About the New Netherland Institute

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

The New Netherland Research Center

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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