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-- Manuscript Group 43, William Nelson (1847-1914), Lawyer, Historian, and Corresponding Secretary of The New Jersey Historical Society Papers, 1693-1914, 8 linear feet

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Manuscript Group 43, William Nelson (1847-1914), Lawyer, Historian, and Corresponding Secretary of The New Jersey Historical Society Papers, 1693-1914, 8 linear feet

Call Number: MG 43 (some materials are OS)


Summary:

Manuscripts and notes for books, papers, and articles written by Nelson; manuscripts collected by this New Jersey Historical.  Nelson's manuscript volumes include the following titles:

~ "Abstracts of Minutes of the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Passaic County"
~ "The Discovery and Early History of New Jersey"
~ "Government and Governors of New Jersey"
~ "Historical and Statistical Data, 1872"
~ "Historical Sketch of Passaic County"
~ "Historical Sketch of Schools in Paterson New Jersey with Notices of Some Schools in the Vicinity"
~ "History of American Newspapers to A.D. 1801; Vol. 1: Alabama-New Hampshire"
~ "History of Passaic County Bridge"
~ "History of Passaic County Roads, 1707-1837"
~ "History of Paterson"
~ "History of the Reformed Church at Acquackanonk"
~ "Hornblower Data"
~ "Joseph Coerten Hornblower"
~ "Josiah Hornblower"
~ "New Jersey Civil List"
~ "New Jersey Loyalists"
~ "Notices of the Beginnings of Freemasonry in Paterson"

Manuscripts collected by Nelson include

~ "Sermon on Joseph," 1801
~ Alexander C. McWhorter, bank book, 1801-1807
~ John C. Macwhorter, receipt book, 1802-1810
~ U.S.S. Constellation, record book kept by Commander Charles Stewart, ca. 1812-1813
~ Joseph C. Hornblower, account book for the estate of James W. Burnett, 1823-1838

 

Related Collections:

Manuscript Group 358, Newark Turnpike Company Records

 

Separated Collections:

Broadside 30, To the employees of the Hoboken Ferries

 

Container List:

Box Folder Title Dates
1 1 Three early Dutch documents Acquackanonk, NJ 1693-1723
1 2 “Claims of Loyalists” (copy) 18th Century
1 3 John Neilson, document (copy) October 3rd, 1808
1 4 John Neilson, bond to Elias Boudinot October 14th, 1810
1 5 John Sanders, bill to William Adams 1781
1 6 Van Houten, documents 1800-1833
1 7 Van Houten, documents 1800-1833
1 8 Van Houten, documents 1800-1833
1 9 John Wallis to Gerrebrandt Van Houten, letter April 24th, 1818
1 10 Ancestry of Judge Fell in letters to Sarah G. Stokes 1905
1 11 U. S. S. Constellation, record book kept by Commander Charles Stewart ca. 1812-13
1 12 “New Jersey Civil List” (manuscript copy) n. d.
1 13 “New Jersey Civil List” (manuscript copy) n. d.
1 14 “New Jersey Loyalists” (manuscript copy) n. d.
1 15 “A memoir of Joseph Parrish (?) M.D., of Burlington NJ” 1891
2 1 “New Jersey Loyalists” (manuscript copy) n. d.
2 2 “New Jersey Loyalists” (manuscript copy) n. d.
2 3 “New Jersey Loyalists” (manuscript copy) n. d.
2 4 “New Jersey Loyalists” (manuscript copy) n. d.
2 5 “Marriage and deaths in ‘The Jerseyman’ prior to 1850” n. d.
2 6 “Marriages and Deaths from ‘The Palladium of Liberty’ and the ‘Morris County Whig’” (Marriages) 1810-1822
2 7 “Marriages and Deaths from ‘The Palladium of Liberty’ and the ‘Morris County Whig’” (Marriages) 1822-1836
2 8 “Marriages and Deaths from ‘The Palladium of Liberty’ and the ‘Morris County Whig’” (Deaths) 1810-1827
2 9 “Marriages and Deaths from ‘The Palladium of Liberty’ and the ‘Morris County Whig’” (Deaths) 1827-1836
2 10 History of Counties in New Jersey  (manuscript) n. d.
3 1 Notes on New Jersey Newspapers 1797-1801
3 2 Notes for and drafts of the introduction to the early marriage laws of NJ (NJHS Archives Series, vol. XXII, IX-cXXVI)
3 3 Notes for and drafts of the introduction to the early marriage laws of NJ (NJHS Archives Series, vol. XXII, IX-cXXVI)
3 4 Notes for and drafts of the introduction to the early marriage laws of NJ (NJHS Archives Series, vol. XXII, IX-cXXVI)
3 5 “The Discovery and Early History of New Jersey”
3 6 “Government and Governors of New Jersey” n. d.
3 7 “Government and Governors of New Jersey” n. d.
3 8 “Government and Governors of New Jersey:  Members of Legislative Council & Assembly of New Jersey” n. d.
3 9 Lee Francis Bazley to William Nelson n. d.
4 1 “History of Passaic County Bridges” 1873-1874 
4 2 “Sermon on Joseph” 1801
4 3 Crane family, genealogical data, ca. 1671-1769 n. d.
4 4 Book of anecdotes n. d. 
4 5 John C. MacWhorter, receipt book 1802-1810
4 6 Alexander C. McWhorter, bank book 1801-1807
4 7 “History of Reformed Church at Acquackanonk” n. d.
4 8 “History of Reformed Church at Acquackanonk” n. d.
4 9 “Notices of the Beginnings of Freemasonry in Paterson” (1792-1855) n. d.
4 10 “Joseph Coerten Hornblower,” by William Nelson n. d.
4 11 Joseph Coerten Hornblower, account book for James W. Burnett 1823-1828
4 12 Proposals for Water Works, Dover Township ca. 1900
5 1 “Historical Sketch of Passaic County” 1876
5 2 “Historical Sketch of Passaic County,” Appendix 
5 3 “Historical Sketch of Schools in Paterson, New Jersey with Notices of Some Schools in the Vicinity” 1871
5 4 Notices of Josiah Hornblower (typed and bound) ca. 1870s
5 5 Josiah Hornblower (typed and bound volume)
6 1 “A summary of the Law of NJ in Relation to Public Bridges,” 1871-72 (bound volume) n. d.
6 2 Scrapbook, William Nelson n. d.
6 3 School journalism books (3 volumes tied with ribbons) 1876-1877
6 4 Souvenirs of School Days in Newark (boxed) 1859-1862
Oversized boxes
7 History of Paterson, (Bound volume) pages 1-500 1894-1895
8 History of Paterson, (Bound volume) pages 501-1000 1894-1895
9 History of Paterson, (Bound volume) pages 1001-1500 1895-1896
10 History of Paterson, (Bound volume) pages 1896-1897 1896-1897
11 Records of Dutch Reformed Church 1849-1914
12 History of Am. Newspapers to A. D. 1801, Alabama, New Hem. 1892-1898
13 Church records n. d.
14 History of Passaic Co. Roads 1895
15 History of Paterson 1881-1882
16 NJ Civil List, volume 1 1847-1814
17 NJ Civil List, volume 2 1847-1814

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