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Guide to the Transcriptions of Dutch legal documents on Flatbush, Flatlands, and Gravesend 1978.034

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 17, 2011
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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Stuyvesant, Peter, 1610-1672
Title: Transcriptions of Dutch legal documents on Flatbush, Flatlands, and Gravesend
Dates: circa 1656-1850
Abstract: English transcriptions of Dutch legal documents concerning the towns of Flatlands, Flatbush, and Gravesend. Some appear to have been copied from official records of the Dutch government of New Amsterdam (later New York City) and to have been written by Peter Stuyvesant, the last governor to lead New Amsterdam before the colony was seized by the British in 1664. The original documents date from 1656 to 1719, while the transcriptions were created circa 1850. The repository at which the original Dutch documents are housed is not known.
Quantity: 0.02 Linear feet in one folder.
Text [Box]: A0076
Call Phrase: 1978.034
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.