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West Jersey Proprietors Deposit - Event

The West Jersey Council Press Event
The Unveiling Exhibition
Distinguished Guests and Visitors
Press Interviews


The West Jersey Council Press Event


 
Karl J. Niederer, Director of the Division of Archives & Records Management, welcomes distinguished guests, the general public and the press.   Karl Niederer acknowledging the West Jersey Council and the State Archives staff.


 
West Jersey Council President Robert S. Haines greets the crowd.   Surveyor General William H. Taylor says a few words about the deposit and the care given to the records for three centuries by the West Jersey Council and the Haines family.


 
West Jersey Council Clerk Daniel W. Haines discusses the significance of the records and their connection to William Penn and other noted Quakers.   Chief of Archives Joseph R. Klett thanks the West Jersey Council for their confidence in the State Archives and their gift to the historical community.


 
State Senator Diane B. Allen of Burlington speaks about the historical significance of West Jersey’s Concessions and Agreements of 1677.   (left to right) Karl Niederer, Joseph Klett, Diane Allen, Robert Haines, William Taylor, Daniel Haines, Mercer County Clerk-Elect Paula Sollami Covello and Council Member Jayne C. Haines.






The Unveiling Exhibition

 
The State Archives’ Manuscript Reading Room houses the one-day display of original West Jersey manuscripts.   The Duke of York’s 1664 grant to Berkeley and Carteret (left) and the first minute book of the West Jersey Proprietors (right).


 
Minute Book 1, beginning 1688.   Tripartite indenture between the surveyors general of West New Jersey, East New Jersey and New York, agreeing to the northern terminus New Jersey’s province line.


 
Surveyor General’s “Calculations Book,” circa 1688-1712.
  Thomas Sharp’s Book of Surveys and Deeds, 1716-1729.


 
Release of James, Duke of York, to John, Lord Berkeley, and Sir George Carteret, 24 June 1664.

  Indenture selling six shares of West New Jersey signed by Edward Byllynge and his three trustees, including William Penn, 22 January 1676/77.


 
Journal kept by John Lawrence in running the division line of the Province of New Jersey, 1743.
  First page of the Concessions and Agreements of the Proprietors, Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Province of West New Jersey in America, 1677.




Distinguished Guests and Visitors

 
(left to right) West Jersey Surveyor General William H. Taylor, Council Member Jayne C. Haines and Council President Robert S. Haines.


  West Jersey Council Clerk Daniel W. Haines.


 
Karl J. Niederer, Director of the Division of Archives and Records Management, and State Senator Diane B. Allen.


  (left to right) Chief of Archives Joseph R. Klett, Diane Allen and Robert Haines.
 
Archaeologist Ian Burrow (center).


  (left to right) Archives Collection Manager Ellen R. Callahan, Chief of Records Management Albin Wagner, Conservator Glan Ruzicka, and WZBN Reporter Jessica Peres.





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Press Interviews

 
Newark Start Ledger report Thomas Hester (right) interviews West Jersey Council Clerk Daniel W. Haines (left) and President Robert S. Haines (center).


  WZBN Reporter Jessica Peres interviews West Jersey Surveyor General William H. Taylor.


 
ABC Channel 6 Action News (Philadelphia) Reporter Nora Muchanic interviews Karl J. Niederer, Director of the Division of Archives and Records Management.


  Nora Muchanic interviews Chief of Archives Joseph R. Klett.