New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch Volumes XVIII-XIX. Delaware Papers (Dutch Period, 1646-1664)
Author: Charles T. Gehring
Published: 2000 reprint of a 1981 original
Softcover, xvii+ 381 pp.
Condition: Very Good
In 1655 the Dutch took over New Sweden, which had been partially settled as early as 1638, and renamed those Swedish settlements New Amstel. Nearly ten years later, in 1664, Holland would surrender control of the entire region of the Delaware to England. This volume comprises translations of all records pertaining to the Delaware region while it was under the control of the Dutch, as well as translations of certain other documents pertaining to the region while it was in the hands of the Swedes. With this volume, which contains the only reliable translation of the "Delaware Papers" published to date, we at last have an established text for the early Dutch records pertaining to the administration of the Delaware region.