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First Settlement on the Delaware


With the generous permission of Louisa W. Llewellyn, we have digitized the book First Settlement on the Delaware River, a history of Gloucester City, New Jersey. The book was published in 1976 and has long been out of print. We present it here in plain text and in .pdf format, which requires the free Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader software.

The .pdf files are very large and will take quite some time to download.  If you merely want to read the text or want to search for specific words in the text, you will be better off using the plain text files. If you need to see the maps and photos from the book, you will need to use the .pdf files.   You may search for specific words in the .pdf files, but due to varying crispness in the page scans, not every word is picked up by the software. If you don't find what you're looking for, try using the index or searching within the text files.

Text Files*

 PDF Files


*The text files were created by a computer program, then cleaned up and corrected by library staff. We proofread as best we could, but errors likely crept in. If you notice any errors or discrepancies in a text file, especially regarding dates or proper and place names, please email us about it at gc@gcpl.us, and we will make the corrections.