The Resource Sketch of Augustin Herrman a selectman of New York in 1649 and the original proprietor of Bohemia Manor in Maryland

Sketch of Augustin Herrman a selectman of New York in 1649 and the original proprietor of Bohemia Manor in Maryland

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Sketch of Augustin Herrman a selectman of New York in 1649 and the original proprietor of Bohemia Manor in Maryland, n.d
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Sketch of Augustin Herrman a selectman of New York in 1649 and the original proprietor of Bohemia Manor in Maryland
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n.d
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eng
Summary
This collection is a handwritten manuscript of a biographical sketch of Augustine Herrman (ca. 1605-1686) of New York (City and State) and Baltimore, Maryland. It is entitled SKETCH OF AUGUSTIN HERRMAN A SELECTMAN OF NEW YORK IN 1649 AND THE ORIGINAL PROPRIETOR OF BOHEMIA MANOR IN MARYLAND
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Biographical or historical data
Augustine Herrman, first Lord of Bohemia Manor, was born in Prague, Bohemia, about 1605, and died at Bohemia Manor, Maryland, in 1686. He was the son of Augustine Ephraim Herrman, councilman of Prague, and Beatrice, daughter of Caspar Redel. He was a surveyor by profession, skilled in sketching and drawing, and became an enterprising merchant. He entered the service of the Dutch West India company, and made voyages to the Antilles, Curagoa, and Surinam, and claimed to have been "the first founder of the Virginia tobacco-trade." He also made successful experiments in planting indigo near New Amsterdam, where he settled in 1643. He likewise became interested in privateering, and was one of the owners of the frigate "La Garce," engaged in depredations on Spanish commerce. He was one of the board of nine men organized in 1647, and held that office in 1649 and 1650; one of the ambassadors to Rhode Island in 1652; and in the same capacity, in company with Resolved Waldron, was sent to Maryland in September, 1659.
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Sketch of Augustin Herrman a selectman of New York in 1649 and the original proprietor of Bohemia Manor in Maryland
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12
Immediate source of acquisition
Churchill, Howard and Lynn
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001506846
Type of unit
leaves.

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