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State: New Jersey Type: County, State History

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The New Jersey Coast

In Three Centuries

 

Volumes I & II

 

By William Nelson

 

Published 1902

550 +600 pages, Indexed & Illustrated

 

Plus 3 Bonus Books (details below)

 

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With Geneological and Historic-Biographical index

Ø     Rise of Towns, churches, schools, commerce and industry, historical reminiscences

Ø     The Coast as the Shore Resort of New Jersey, towns, social and religious resorts, palatial hotels, architecture, features, etc.

Ø    Historic Families of the New Jersey Coast, various nationalities represented and their blending, Civil War and Military History notable names

Ø     Social Life of New Jersey, homes of the pioneers, current and past contrast

Ø      Resume of the History of New Jersey

Ø      Geological and Biographical Notices of Men of Note and Representatives of Old Families

 

CONTENTS - Volume I
Proem   1
CHAPTER I Indian and Prehistoric Notes  Legendary and Archaeological 5 
 
CHAPTER II. Geology and Physical Characteristics 19
 
CHAPTER III. On the Strand -Sea Shells and Weeds 29 
 
CHAPTER IV. Early Voyages and Discoveries — The Cabots — Henry Hudson — Block -De Vries —Mey 44 
 
CHAPTER V. The Proprietary System Purchases from the Indians — The Nicolls Grants The Proprietors of East Jersey
 and West jersey .... .54 
 
CHAPTER VI.Colonial governors Swedish, Dutch and British 92 
 
CHAPIER VII. New Jersey in the Revolution -Political Events — Campaigns in the State- Battle of Monmouth- 
Siege of Fort Mercer- The Pulaski Massacre — Sufferings of the People 113 
 
CHAPTER VIII.Subsequent Wars With Great Britain and Mexico — The Civil War — The Spanish American War 191 
 
CHAPTER IX The Counties of the State Their Settlement, Organization and Dev- elopment 229 
 
CHAPTER X. Religious History — The Primitive Church- Notable Churches Theological Schools. 253 
 
CHAPTKK XI.Educational Institutions-Colonial Schools –Establishment of of the Public School System- -
Princeton University Rutgers College 288 
 
CHAPTER XII. Bench and Bar Early Courts-"The Duke's Laws"- Some Misdemeanors and 
Their Punishment Founding of Present Courts  Some Notable Jurists  
 
CHAPTER XIII.Progress of Agriculture The State Agricultural College -Agricultural Organizations ..374
 
CHAPTER XIV Roads and Railroads- The Primitive Paths Recent Road Improvement :390 
 
CHAPTER XV. Manufactures- Lumber and Salt Early Iron Furnaces— Copper Mines— Clay 
Products, Pottery and Brick- Statistics 408 
 
CHAPTER XVI.The Commerce of the Sea Whaling  The Oyster Industry— Shi[)building 425 
 
CHAPPEK XVII. The Wrecks off the Coast— Early Wreckers- Volunteer Life Savers— Pirates 444 
 
CHAPTER XVIII.The Life Saving Service— Its Organization and Development —Hon. William A. Newell— 
Life Saving Stations— Volunteer Life Saving Corps 464 
 
CHAPTER XIX. Light Houses— Sandy Hook and its Story -Organization of the Light House Service List of Light Houses 484
 
CHAPTER XX. A Chapter of Literary History -Writers of the Colonial Days- Earlv Annalists— The New Jersey 
Historical Society - Recent Writers -early Newspapers 495

- Bonus Book #1 -

NJ Coast Resort Glimpses, 1895

 

- Bonus Book #2 -

NJ Resorts and Watering Places, 1877

- Bonus Book #3 -

New England, Long Island and the Jersey Shore, 1895

CONTENTS - Volume I

 

Proem   1

 

CHAPTER I Indian and Prehistoric Notes  Legendary and Archaeological 5

 

CHAPTER II. Geology and Physical Characteristics 19

 

CHAPTER III. On the Strand -Sea Shells and Weeds 29

 

CHAPTER IV. Early Voyages and Discoveries — The Cabots — Henry Hudson — Block -De Vries —Mey 44

 

CHAPTER V. The Proprietary System Purchases from the Indians — The Nicolls Grants The Proprietors of East Jersey

 and West jersey .... .54

 

CHAPTER VI.Colonial governors Swedish, Dutch and British 92

 

CHAPIER VII. New Jersey in the Revolution -Political Events — Campaigns in the State- Battle of Monmouth-

Siege of Fort Mercer- The Pulaski Massacre — Sufferings of the People 113

 

CHAPTER VIII.Subsequent Wars With Great Britain and Mexico — The Civil War — The Spanish American War 191

 

CHAPTER IX The Counties of the State Their Settlement, Organization and Dev- elopment 229

 

CHAPTER X. Religious History — The Primitive Church- Notable Churches Theological Schools. 253

 

CHAPTKK XI.Educational Institutions-Colonial Schools –Establishment of of the Public School System- -

Princeton University Rutgers College 288

 

CHAPTER XII. Bench and Bar Early Courts-"The Duke's Laws"- Some Misdemeanors and

Their Punishment Founding of Present Courts  Some Notable Jurists 

 

CHAPTER XIII.Progress of Agriculture The State Agricultural College -Agricultural Organizations ..374

 

CHAPTER XIV Roads and Railroads- The Primitive Paths Recent Road Improvement :390

 

CHAPTER XV. Manufactures- Lumber and Salt Early Iron Furnaces— Copper Mines— Clay

Products, Pottery and Brick- Statistics 408

 

CHAPTER XVI.The Commerce of the Sea Whaling  The Oyster Industry— Shi[)building 425

 

CHAPPEK XVII. The Wrecks off the Coast— Early Wreckers- Volunteer Life Savers— Pirates 444

 

CHAPTER XVIII.The Life Saving Service— Its Organization and Development —Hon. William A. Newell—

Life Saving Stations— Volunteer Life Saving Corps 464

 

CHAPTER XIX. Light Houses— Sandy Hook and its Story -Organization of the Light House Service List of Light Houses 484

 

CHAPTER XX. A Chapter of Literary History -Writers of the Colonial Days- Earlv Annalists— The New Jersey

Historical Society - Recent Writers -early Newspapers 495

 

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