New Search Site Info
While *surfing*, I came upon a new site (at least for me). Punched in
Stuyvesant and pulled up several hits. The most interesting seemed to be the
following. Perhaps if someone one the list is able to visit the New York
Historical Library, they could research the documents referenced. It seems
like would be a gold mine of information. I also did a search on the surname
Backer, but came up zero.
Author: Stuyvesant family.Title: Papers, 1647-1909.
Description: ca.2,000 items.
Notes: See "A Guide to Dutch Manuscripts Relating to New
Netherland", New York State Library, 1978, p. 64-70.
Prominent in New York and New Jersey.
Correspondence, account books, deeds,
commissions, bills & receipts, misc. papers, photographs,
printed material, 1647-1909, of various members of the
related Stuyvesant, Rutherfurd, and allied families,
particularly Gerardus Stuyvesant (d.1777), Nicholas William
Stuyvesant (d.1780), Peter Stuyvesant (d.1805), Nicholas
William Stuyvesant (1769-1833), Peter Gerard Stuyvesant
(1778-1847), Walter Rutherfurd (1723-1804), John Rutherfurd
(1760-1840), Robert Walter Rutherfurd (1788-1852), Lewis
Morris Rutherfurd (1816-1892), and Rutherfurd Stuyvesant
(1843�1909). -- The following is included: correspondence &
papers, 50 items 1647-1700, and almost entirely in Dutch,
concerning Govert Loockermans (d.1671), a N.Y. official;
business papers, 1740's, and fabric samples of Mary
Alexander; 78 p. log book of several voyages between Perth
Amboy, N.J. and the West Indies, 1750-52; 14 letters,
1781-85, to Peter Stuyvesant from Loyalist Myles Cooper
(1737-1785) in London and Edinburgh; 2 family account books,
1789-99, of Walter and Catherine Rutherfurd; 2 account
1797-1829, concerning Peter Stuyvesant and his estate; 5
letters, 1812-13, from John Jay to his son, Peter Augustus
Jay; much correspondence, 1840's-60's, between Lewis Morris
Rutherfurd and his son, Rutherfurd Stuyvesant; 18 pocket
diaries of Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, 1869-89;
and in the later period, correspondence & papers
of Rutherfurd Stuyvesant relating to the operation of his
Tranquillity Farm in Warren Co., N.J., his interest in arms
and armor, and yacht "Arcturus".
Subjects: Alexander, Mary, 1694-1760.
Cooper, Myles, 1737-1785. Jay, John, 1745-1829.
Jay, Peter Augustus, 1776-1843.
Loockermans, Govert, d.1671.
Rutherfurd, John, 1760-1840.
Rutherfurd, Lewis Morris, 1816-1892.
Rutherfurd, Robert Walter, 1788-1852.
Rutherfurd, Walter, 1723-1804.
Stuyvesant, Gerardus, d.1777.
Stuyvesant, Nicholas William, d.1780.
Stuyvesant, Nicholas William, 1769-1833.
Stuyvesant, Peter, d.1805.
Stuyvesant, Peter Gerard, 1778-1847.
Stuyvesant, Rutherfurd, 1843-1909.
Rutherfurd family. New Jersey.
New York (N.Y.) Account books. ftamc
Commissions ftamc Deeds. ftamc
Diaries. ftamc Logbooks. ftamc
Location: New-York Historical Society, Manuscript Dept. 170
Central Park West, New York, NY 10024.
Control No.: NYHW85-A233