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Date Created1910
DescriptionThis landmark of old Jersey City, seemingly symbolic of Jersey City's Dutch heritage, was actually built by an English immigrant, Isaac Edge. It was located on the shores of the Hudson at the site of...
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
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Date Created1805
DescriptionCopy of original English charter, made at the time of the incorporation of the Associates of the Jersey Company - the body which would found Jersey City. In the 1688 Charter, the new English Governor...
Time PeriodExpansion and Reform (1801-1861), Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763)
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Date Created1727
DescriptionColonial era map showing what would become Hudson County, and a portion of Staten Island. Title text refers to the British regranting of the Dutch township titles. Geographic details include Snake...
Time PeriodColonization and Settlement (1585-1763)
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Date Created1827
DescriptionWages statement : Rough draft ledger listing workers, time worked and wages for work on the Paterson Plank Road. Also notes on some other costs.
Time PeriodExpansion and Reform (1801-1861)
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Date Created1980
DescriptionInterview conducted by Cindy Popolillo for the New Jersey Historical Commission's New Jersey Multi-Ethnic Oral History Project. The interview is with Vernan Bevans who was born in British Honduras in...
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Date Created1913
DescriptionDeclaration of Intent to Immigrate to the United States, as filled out and signed by Edward Thomas Johnson. Applicant lists himself as a 49 year old farmer born in Portsmouth, England, who sailed to...
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
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Date Created1913
DescriptionDeclaration of Intent to Immigrate to the United States, as filled out and signed by Louis Locher. Applicant lists himself as a 37 year old shoemaker born in Groefenberg, Austria, who sailed to the...
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
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Date Created1959
DescriptionThis letter concerns the illegal employment of British West Indian contract workers at Seabrook Farms, as a way to avoid complying with Puerto Rico Migration Division regulations. The Workers Defense...
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Date Created1924
DescriptionWorking as a midwife, Magdalene Kovacs delivered many babies in New Brunswick in the 1920s. Here she records the birth of Vivian Elain Harill, whose mother had emigrated from England.
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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...