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Arnold J. F. Van Laer, Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts: Being the Letters of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, 1630-1643, and Other Documents Relating to the Colony of Rensselaerswyck, translated and edited A. J. F. Van Laer (Albany, 1908), the basic resource for all future study of the manor. It includes profiles of the early settlers of Rensselaerswyck; Samuel G. Nissenson, The Patroon's Domain (New York, 1937), the seminal study; and Oliver A. Rink, Holland on the Hudson: An Economic and Social History of Dutch New York (Ithaca and London, 1986); and Sung Bok Kim, Landlord and Tenant in Colonial New York: Manorial Society, 1664-1775 (Chapel Hill, NC, 1978), an economic study of the four major manors of colonial New York.

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