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The Newark Experience: Newark: Early History


Historical Map of Newark, New Jersey, 1666-1916
Compiled for the 250th celebration by Edward S. Rankin, C.E., August 1916, revised January 1918.

Newark Mountain circa 1696.
Map. Reconstruction (2005) of land holdings and roads for a portion of what was then Newark Township by Charles T. McGrath.

McGrath, Charles T. Jr. Newark Mountain: Third Division of Land Circa 1696 A.D.. 2005.
Documentation for the above.

1764 Ball Map of the Newark Mountain Purchase Claim
Copy: of a Map made by Thomas Ball of the New Ark Mountain Purchase Claim Done in 1764. [inscription]

Revolutionary War Sites

Early History

The Indians of Newark Before the White Men Came
Alanson Skinner. Newark Museum Association, 1915. Available?
Godly Government: Puritans and the Founding of Newark
Timothy J. Crist. Newark History Society program, November 9, 2009. Video
"Origin of the Town of Newark,"
Daniel Jacobson. Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society 75(3), July 1957, 158-169.
Dana Call Number: Periodical, Shelved by Title
The Migration from the New Haven Colony to Newark, East New Jersey: A Study of Puritan Values and Behavior, 1630-1720
Edward P. Rindler. Thesis (Ph.D), University of Pennsylvania, 1977.
Dana Call Number: NEWARK F144 .N6R5 1977a  Available?
Records of the Town of Newark, New Jersey, From Its Settlement in 1666 to its Incorporation as a City in 1836
Newark, N.J., New Jersey Historical Society, 1966.
Records of town meetings, 1666 to 1836. Appendix includes lists of office holders up to 1713; transcriptions of early deeds; and the 1713 town charter. Reprint of the 1864 publication.
Dana Call Number: NEWARK F131 .N62 v.6   Available?
The Claim of the Inhabitants of the Town of Newark, in Virtue of the Indian Purchase Made by the First Settlers of Newark, in 1667, Stated and Considered.
David Ogden. Woodbridge, N.J., Printed by Samuel F. Parker, 1766.
Early American Imprints, Series 1: Evans, 1639-1800. Rutgers-restricted Access
The First Jubilee of American Independence and Tribute of Gratitude to the Illustrious Adams and Jefferson
Newark, N.J. Printed by M. Lyon and Co., 1826.
Includes a census of Newark in 1826.
A History of the Old Burying Ground As Contained in the Case of the Attorney General Against the City of Newark
Newark, N.J., Ward & Tichenor, Printers, 1888
"An Account of East Jersey's Seven Settled Towns, circa 1684,"
Joseph R. Klett. The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey 80, September 2005, 106-114.
When Princeton Was in Newark: Aaron Burr, Sr. and Newark in the 1750s
Timothy J. Christ. Newark History Society, September 19, 2011.
"Timothy Crist discusses the life of Aaron Burr, Sr. while he lived in New Jersey. Through Burr, Christ explores the religious and educational relationship between Newark and Princeton while the College of New Jersey was being established." Available?
Six Towns: Continuity and Change in Revolutionary New Jersey, 1770-1792
Dennis Patrick Ryan.   Thesis (Ph.D), New York University, 1974.
Study of six East Jersey towns, Newark, Morristown, Woodbridge, Piscataway, Middletown, and Shrewsbury, during the Revolutionary period.
Dana Call Number: NEWARK F138 .R92 1974a  Available?
Jack Cudjo: Newark's Revolutionary Soldier and First Black Businessman.
Kofi Ayim. New Jersey, Reedbuck, Inc., 2011. Available?
"A 'Diversion' in Newark: A Letter From the New Jersey Continental Line, 1778,"
Robert Fridlington.  New Jersey History 105(1/2), 1987, 75-78.
1778 letter by Lieutenant William Barton describing his encounter with a young women in Newark who had disguised herself as a man in order to enlist in the American army.
Dana Call Number: Periodical, Shelved by Title
Newark, The Story of its Awakening, 1790-1840.
Frank J. Urquhart. Written and Published for The Free Public Library of Newark, New Jersey, 1906. Available?

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