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Manuscript/typescript of "Early records of the city and county of Albany and colony of Rensselaerswyck"

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of the edited manuscript/typescript of Dutch colonial records published by the New York State Library as volumes 2-4 of the early Records of the City and County of Albany and Colony of Rensselaerswyck (History Bulletins 9-11). These volumes were edited by A. J. F. Van Laer, Archivist with the State Library and later Division of Archives and History, from translations prepared by Jonathan Pearson nearly fifty years previously.
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Quantity:
1 cu. ft.(1 box)
Inclusive Dates:
1658-1765
Series Number:
A0126

Arrangement

By volume as published, then paginated.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of the edited manuscript/typescript of Dutch colonial records published by the New York State Library as volumes 2-4 of the early Records of the City and County of Albany and Colony of Rensselaerswyck (History Bulletins 9-11).

These volumes were edited by A. J. F. Van Laer, Archivist with the State Library and later Division of Archives and History, from translations prepared by Jonathan Pearson nearly fifty years previously. Volume 1 was published in 1869 under Pearson's direction. These records show the changes made by Van Laer in Pearson's translations. The records printed in these volumes are: Volume 2 - Deeds, 1678-1704; Volume 3 - Notarial Papers, 1660-1696; and Volume 4 - Mortgages, 1658-1660 and Wills, 1681-1765.

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Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Custodial History

Accessioned in 1978 from the State Library as part of old collection number 126, accession number -24.

Collation date ca. 1914-1919.

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