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Date Created1938
DescriptionThis booklet on the founding of New Sweden (now the present-day New Jersey area) was prepared for use in the public schools by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration in New...
AuthorPrintz, John
Date Created1644
DescriptionGovernor Johan Printz reports the 1644 status of the New Sweden Colony (now present-day New Jersey) to the Queen of Sweden. He provides accounts of remaining supplies, trade relations with other...
AuthorPrintz, Johan
Date Created1647
DescriptionGovern Johan Printz, the governor of New Sweden (later to become New Jersey), reports on the status of the colony and the settlers. Many freemen have arrived to settle in New Sweden, but the...
AuthorRuttens, Peter
Date Created1638
DescriptionThe translation of this affidavit legally recognizes and describes the first Swedish voyage to the New World on the ship, 'Key of Calamar.' It also explains Pieter Minuit's purchase of land on the...
Date Created1988
DescriptionThis introduction describes six primary sources regarding the settlement of the New Sweden Colony in New Jersey. The collection of Primary Source Materials was compiled by the New Sweden Commemorative...
AuthorBogaert, Johannes
Date Created1655
DescriptionJohannes Bogaert, Dutch clerk of New Amsterdam (present-day New York), reports to Holland on the Dutch takeover of New Sweden. He accounts how the Dutch travelled to New Sweden and took over Fort...
AuthorRising, Johan
Date Created1655
DescriptionGovernor Johan Rising reports to the Swedish government and royalty on the status of New Sweden (present-day New Jersey). He also reports on other Swedish colonies in the area. He asks that single...
AuthorRising, Johan
Date Created1655
DescriptionGovernor Johan Rising of New Sweden reports to Sweden on the August 1655 Dutch attack on New Sweden's Fort Christina. The Dutch traveled from New Amsterdam (present-day New York) and easily captured...