Govert Loockermans manuscript images

This collection is housed at the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library of the New York Historical Society, located at 170 Central Park West, at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), New York, NY 10024. It can be requested as the 'Govert Loockermans Correspondence & Papers', box 23 of the Stuyvesant-Rutherfurd Papers.

The manuscripts are organized in 12 folders, by year of writing, and span from 1647 to 1700. Each picture was given a three part code, e.g. F4-C-page1H. The first part designates the folder, the second part is an arbitrary designation (there is no particular order of the manuscripts within each folder, and the manuscripts have not been numbered or labeled), the third part indicates the page number and where on the page the picture was taken in case of a close-up.

The letter code is as follows: H=upper part of the page; L=lower part of the page; M=middle of the page; S=side of the page; c-u=close-up within the page.

A full picture of each page was taken, followed by at least 2 close-ups, one of the upper part and one of the lower part of the page. When a page was blank, it was skipped in the page numbering, e.g. F3-A-page1, F3-A-page1H, F3-A-page1L, F3-A-page3, etc.

The manuscript images are arranged in PDF portfolios, and some are large files. It is best to right-click (control-click on a Mac) the link and choose "Save Link As..." to save the document to your computer.

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