Engel Sluiter Historical Documents Collection Now Accessible

A large resource for researchers of 17th-century Dutch History has recently been made accessible online. Finding aids are now available for the 98 cartons in the Engel Sluiter Historical Documents Collection at the University of California Berkeley Bancroft Library. The collection contains Engel Sluiter’s research notes and copies and transcriptions of historical documents from archives throughout Europe and Latin America made by Sluiter during approximately 1930–2001. Subject matter concerns Dutch voyages to the Pacific during the early 17th century; Dutch-Iberian global rivalry between 1568 and 1648; Dutch, English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese voyages to the New World; the transatlantic slave trade; the Nassau fleet; Newfoundland fisheries; Arctic exploration and whaling; and the complexities of imperial finances between the later sixteenth and first half of the seventeenth centuries. The finding aids can be accessed here. News item originally published in the New Netherland Institute Newsletter, de Nieu Nederlanse Marcurius. Citation: “News.” De Nieu Nederlanse Marcurius 33 (Mar. 2017): 1. Print.

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