Grants of sovereignty in Labrador, 1697 - 1984
Scope and Contents
A grant of rights to land in Labrador and a confirmation of the grant, with transcriptions, facsimiles and English translations from the Dutch. The collection also includes comments on the documents by a Dutch history seminar and related correspondence.
- 1697 - 1984
Conditions Governing Access
RCMS 240/5 may only be consulted with the permission of the R.C.S. Librarian.
Biographical / Historical
Joseph de la Penja was a Jewish merchant of Rotterdam who landed in Labrador on 23 September 1677 and erected the arms of Orange and Nassau.
1 archive box(es) (1 box) : paper
Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
Other Finding Aids
Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 132.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Deposited on indefinite loan by the owner, who did not wish his name to be recorded, 16 August 1947.
This collection level description was created by RAS using information from Donald Simpson's R.C.S. catalogue.
Penja, Joseph de la, fl 1677, merchant
Finding aid date
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