This series contains deeds recorded by the provincial secretary from September 5, 1652 until October 15, 1653. During this period, the provincial secretary maintained a separate book of deeds, which he labeled "II." Prior to and following this period, deeds were recorded in the register of the provincial secretary. Most of the deeds record the conveyance of real property on the island of Manhattan between private individuals.
For more on the arrangement and publication of the Dutch Colonial Manuscripts, see the compilation of the introductions to the New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch / New Netherland Documents Series.
Arent van Curler & the Flatts
History, Archaeology & Art illuminate a Life on the Hudson
A Tour of New Netherland
Wander a lost world stretching from Connecticut to Delaware
A collector's 16th-, 17th- & 18th-century maps of northeast America
Timeline of the Netherlands & Scandinavia in North America
A pictorial walk through time
Books for Young Adults
Several books that paint a portrait of New Netherland for young adults
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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