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Guide to the Alexander Papers
1665-1883 (bulk 1717-1786)
 MS 8

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Series 8: New Jersey Proprietors, 1707-1797

Scope and Contents note

Series 8 consists of papers relating to the Proprietors of the respective divisions of the colony of New Jersey, primarily the Eastern Division. The series includes minutes of the Proprietors' meetings, reports, accounts, and memoranda. This material certain aspects of the administration of the proprietorship, including the advertising, surveying, and sale of lands, and the distribution of dividends. Other material concerns the dispute between the Eastern and Western Proprietors over the exact location of the boundary between East and West New Jersey. Also included in this series is the diary (1752-1775) of George Ryerse, who acted as the Eastern Proprietors' agent in Bergen County.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 55 Folder : 1 New Jersey Proprietors--Eastern Division. Minutes of Meetings
1745, 1762-1797
Box: 55 Folder : 2 New Jersey Proprietors--Eastern Division. Reports and Memoranda
1741-1787, undated
Box: 55 Folder : 3 New Jersey Proprietors--Eastern Division. Petitions Received
1770-1785, undated
Box: 55 Folder : 4 New Jersey Proprietors--Eastern Division. Accounts
Bulk 1742-1791
Box: 55 Folder : 5 New Jersey Proprietors--Eastern Division. East/West NJ Boundary
Box: 55 Folder : 6 New Jersey Proprietors--Eastern Division. East/West NJ Boundary. Negotiations with Loyalist Proprietors
Box: 55 Folder : 7 New Jersey Proprietors--Eastern Division. Journal of George Ryerse
Box: 55 Folder : 8 New Jersey Proprietors--Western Division. Minutes and Resolutions
1717, 1743
Box: 55 Folder : 9 New Jersey Proprietors--East & West. Memoranda of Land Transfers, Dividends, Leases
Box: 55 Folder : 10 New Jersey Proprietors. Disputes Regarding Proprietary Shares
1773, undated

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