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  • September 2018.  Phase 1 of the manuscript conservation has been completed . The five completed manuscripts have been returned to the Archives Collection and we hope to display one of the deeds at an upcoming meeting.  Thank you again to The Society of Colonial Wars of New Jersey for their generosity in financing the conservation. The remaining two indentures and accompanying map are being held at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia as we secure additional funding.


  • May 2018. The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey  awarded the society funds in the amount of $5,351.75 for Phase 1 of the deed conservation of seven 18th century manuscripts and one corresponding map.  These documents were received as a donation from Wilhelm Schmidt of Allentown, PA in 2015.  Phase 1 of the deed conservation will be used for the conservation of five of these manuscripts which will be perfomed by the Conservation Center for Art and Historical Artifacts in Philadelphia. SCHS is very appreciative of the funding as the conservation work on these important manuscripts would not be possible without it.