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Sluiter (Engel) Historical Documents Collection
BANC MSS 98/79 z  
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Contains Engel Sluiter's research notes and copies and transcriptions of historical documents from archives throughout Europe and Latin America made during approximately 1930-2001.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. Contains notes, photocopies, and transcripts of historical research including a complete typescript English translation by Engel Sluiter of a Dutch book, "The invention of telescopes: a contribution to the history of civilization" by Cornelius de Waard, Jr.
Engel Sluiter, the son of a Dutch-born rancher, teacher, and county supervisor, and the grandson of windmill operators in Holland, was born on a ranch near New Holland, South Dakota in 1906.
116 linear feet (92 cartons, 1 box, 3 volumes, 2 oversize folders, 1 rolled item)
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