Voyages of New Netherland


How to cite this project 

Van den Hout, Julie. “Voyages of New Netherland.”

Source Notes Abbreviations and Short References

CJR: Correspondence of Jeremias van Rensselaer

DRCHNY: Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York

Hart Summaries: “Archief van S. Hart,” Stadsarchief Amsterdam 

Huntington: Documents Relating to New Netherland, 1624–1626, in the Henry E. Huntington Library

NYHM: New York Historical Manuscripts Series

NYSA: New York State Archives, Digital Collections

RNA: The Records of New Amsterdam, 1653–1674

SAA NA: Stadsarchief Amsterdam, Archief van de Notarissen (Notarial Archive)

SHC-NNI: “The Simon Hart Chronologies,” Online Publications, New Netherland Institute (from the as yet uncatalogued microfilm collection of the New York State Library)

Bibliography/References Archief van de Amsterdamse Notarissen 1578–1915. “Alle Amsterdamse Akten.” Stadsarchief Amsterdam.

Archief van de Notarissen ter Standplaats Amsterdam, 5075. Stadsarchief Amsterdam.

Archief van S. Hart: (gedeeltelijke) toegang op de notariële archieven, 30452. Stadsarchief Amsterdam.

Archief van de Staten-Generaal, 1.01.02. Nationaal Archief, The Hague.

De Forest, Emily Johnston and Jesse de Forest. A Walloon Family in America: Lockwood de Forest and his Forebears 1500–1848. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1914.

De Laet, Johannes. Historie ofte Iaerlijck Verhael van de Verrichtinghen der Geoctroyeerde West-Indische Compagnie, Zedert haer Begin, tot het eynde van 't jaer sesthien-hondert ses-en-dertich; Begrepen in Derthien Boecken, ende met verscheyden koperen platen verciert. Leyden: Bonaventuer ende Abraham Elsevier, 1644.

De Vries, David Peterson. Voyages from Holland to America, A.D. 1632 to 1644. Translated by Henry C. Murphy. New York: Kraus Reprint, 1853.

De Vries, David Pietersz. Korte Historiael ende Journaels Aenteyckeninge van Verscheyden Voyagiens in de Vier Deelen des Wereldts-Ronde, also Europa, Africa, Asia, ende Amerika Gedaen. ’s Gravenhage: M. Nijhoff, 1911.

Donnan, Elizabeth, ed. Documents Illustrative of the History of the Slave Trade to America. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1932.

Eltis, David, et al., “Slave Voyages,” The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database.

Engel Sluiter Historical Documents Collection, BANC MSS 98/79 z. The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Fernow, Berthold, trans. and ed. The Records of New Amsterdam, 1653–1674. 7 vols. New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1897. 

Gehring, Charles. “Wringing Information from a Drowned Princess.” In A Beautiful and Fruitful Place, Selected Rensselaerswyck Papers, Vol. 2, edited by Elizabeth P. Funk and Martha D. Shattuck, 131–134. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2011.

Gehring, Charles T., trans. and ed. Correspondence, 1647–1653. New Netherland Documents Series. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2000.

———. Correspondence, 1654–1658. New Netherland Documents Series. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2003.

———. Council Minutes, 1652–1654. New York Historical Manuscripts Series. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983.

———. Council Minutes, 1655–1656. New Netherland Documents Series. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1995.

———. Delaware Papers: A Collection of Documents Pertaining to the Regulation of Affairs on the South River of New Netherland, 1648–1664. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981.

Gehring, Charles T., and J. A. Schiltkamp, trans. and eds. Curaçao Papers, 1640–1665. New
Netherland Documents. Interlaken: Heart of the Lakes Publishing, 1987.

Gehring, Charles T., and Janny Venema, trans. and eds., Council Minutes, 1656–1658. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2018.

Groenveld, Simon. “New Light on a Drowned Princess—Information from London.” de Halve Maen 74 (Summer 2001): 23–28.

Hart, Simon. The Prehistory of the New Netherland Company, Amsterdam Notarial Records of the First Dutch Voyages to the Hudson. Amsterdam: City of Amsterdam Press, 1959.

Hart, Simon. “The Simon Hart Chronologies.” Online Publications, New Netherland Institute.

I. A. and G. W. C. Breeden-Raedt aende Vereenichde Nederlandsche Provintien. Antwerp: Francoys van Duynen, 1649. 

Jameson, J. Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland, 1609–1664. New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1909.

Johnson, Amandus. The Swedish Settlements on the Delaware, 1638–1664. 2 vols. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1911. 

Melyn, Cornelis. “Melyn Papers, 1640–1699.” Collections of the New York Historical Society for the Year 1913, 97–138. New York: New York Historical Society and Jacob Melyn, 1914.

Mouw, Dirk, trans. The Memorandum Book of Anthony de Hooges. Albany: New Netherland Institute, 2012.

Muller, S., Geschiedenis der Noordsche Compagnie. Utrecht: Gebr. Van der Post, 1874.

New York State Archives, Digital Collections.

O’Callaghan, E. B., trans. and ed. The Register of Salomon Lachaire, Notary Public of New Amsterdam, 1661-1662.Kenneth Scott & Kenn Stryker-Rodda, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1978.

O’Callaghan, E. B., and Berthold Fernow, trans. Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York. 15 vols. Albany: Weed, Parsons and Company, 1856–1887.

Shattuck, M., ed. and D. Versteeg, trans. New Netherland Papers c. 1650–1660: From the Collected Papers of Hans Bontemantel, Director of the Amsterdam Chamber of the West India Company, and Held by the New York Public Library. Albany: The New Netherland Research Center and the New Netherland Institute, 2011.

Stokes, I. N. Phelps, F. C. Wieder, Victor Hugo Paltsits, Douglas C. McMurtrie, and Sidney Lawton Smith. The Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498–1909. New York: R. H. Dodd, 1915.

Van Curler, Arent. Letter of Arent van Curler to Kiliaen van Rensselaer, June 16, 1643. “Arent van Curler & the Flatts.” Digital Exhibition. New Netherland Institute.

Van Laer, A. J. F. “Letters of Nicasius De Sille, 1654.” The Quarterly Journal of the New York State Historical Association, vol. 1, no. 3 (1920): 98–108.

Van Laer, A. J. F., trans. and ed. Correspondence of Jeremias van Rensselaer, 1651–1674. Albany: The University of the State of New York, 1932.

———. Council Minutes, 1638–1649. New York Historical Manuscripts Series. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1974.

______. Documents Relating to New Netherland, 1624-1626, in the Henry E. Huntington Library. San Marino, Calif.: Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery Press, 1924.

———. Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1638–1642. New York Historical Manuscripts Series. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1974.

———. Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1642–1647. New York Historical Manuscript Series. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1974.

———. Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1648–1660. New York Historical Manuscript Series. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1974.

———. Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts, Being the Letters of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, 1630–1643, and Other Documents Relating to the Colony of Rensselaerswyck. Albany: University of the State of New York, 1908.

Vanraes, Wim, trans. and ed. Govert Loockermans: Correspondence and Papers, New Netherland Institute web publication.

Van Wassenaer, Nicolaes. Historisch verhael alder ghedenck-weerdichste geschiedenisse . . . voorgevallen zijn. 21 vols. Amsterdam: (Various publishers), 1621-1632.

Zabriskie, George Olin and Alice P. Kenney, “The Founding of New Amsterdam, Fact and Fiction,” de Halve Maen 51, no. 2 (July 1976): 5–6, 13–14.







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