This series consists predominantly of land patents, through which the director-general and council of New Netherland allowed private individuals to take possession of land in freehold. However, book GG also contains "Indian deeds" which record the purchase of land from Native Americans for the West India Company and several patroons. Records in the series span the years 1630-1649, 1651, 1654-1661, and 1664.
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.
A Tour of New Netherland
Wander a lost world stretching from Connecticut to Delaware
De Hooges Memorandum Book
A chronicle of Rensselaerswijck, c. 1648–1656
Books for Young Adults
Several books that paint a portrait of New Netherland for young adults
Charting New Netherland
How maps trace a growing knowledge of the land
Records of the administration of Curaçao, 1640–1665
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