Collected on this page are the manuscript images, transcription, and translation of the Govert Loockermans Correspondence and Papers, N.D., 1647-1700 (Series XXII of the Stuyvesant-Rutherfurd Papers at the New-York Historical Society.) The New Netherland Institute would like to thank the New-York Historical Society for its assistance. Please note that the manuscipt images are not high-resolution scans, but images taken with a camera in the research room.
A companion piece to the collection is "Govert Loockermans (1617?-1671?) and His Relatives: How an Adolescent from Turnhout Worked His Way up in the New World". This is a translation of the article "Govert Loockermans (1617?-1671?) en zijn verwanten: Hoe een Turnhoutenaar zich wist op te werken in de Nieuwe Wereld" by Willem Frijhoff (Erasmus University, Rotterdam / VU-University, Amsterdam), which was published in Taxandria, Jaarboek van de Geschied- en Oudheidkundige Kring van de Antwerpse Kempen, LXXXII (2011), 5-68.
Translation by Wim Vanraes
Transcription by New Netherland Research Center Associate Director Janny Venema
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