London : Printed for Samvel Macham, and are to be sold at his shop in Pauls church-yard, at the signe of the bul-head, 1609.
Book — 1 online resource (35 unnumbered pages)
A booklet entitled "Nova Britannia: Offerning most excellent fruites by planting in Virginia, " by Robert Johnson, and printed in London in 1609. This sermon included discussions of religion, colonization and increasing Britain's prestige.
A poem entitled "Newes from Virginia: the lost flocke triumphant, " written by Robert Rich and printed in London in 1610. Included in this text is an introduction to the readers, as well as the verses which described the adventures of the Sea-venture ship, the storm and shipwreck that sent them to Bermuda instead of Virginia, and its ultimate arrival in Virginia and return to England.
Printed at London : [by William Strachey] for Walter Burre, 1612.
Book — 1 online resource (8 unnumbered pages, 41 (that is, 89) pages, 7 unnumbered pages)
Laws entitled "For the Colony in Virginea Britannia Lawes Divine, Morall and Martiall", compiled by William Strachey and published in England in 1612. These were the rules and regulations issued in Jamestown under the order of the governor, who was appointed by the Virginia Company of London. Of note, many of these rules dealt with military issues, and the punishments were harsh for many military and other infractions.
London : Printed by Iohn Beale for W. Welby, 1615.
Book — 1 online resource (7 unnumbered pages, 69 pages)
A True discourse of the present estate of Virginia, written by Raphe Hamor the younger, and printed in London in 1615. This volume, which was written by the past secretary of the Virginia Company after his return to London, detailed the marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe, as well as Rolfe's cultivation of tobacco, the martial administration of Sir Thomas Dale, and the establishment of the city of Henrico. Also included are copies of letters written by Thomas Dale, John Rolfe, and Alex. Whitaker.
"A Declaration of the State of the Colonie and Affaires in Virginia, " written by His Majesty's Council for Virginia and printed in London in 1620. This document described Virginia and its resources and was divided into various sections, including one listing shipping, men, and provisions sent to Virginia in 1619 by the Virginia Company; and indices of the various "adventurers" and the amounts paid to the treasurer. Also included were a series of orders and constitutions (printed in 1619 and 1620) regarding the governance of Virginia, the conduct of meetings and business, and the election of the governing body.
Pamphlet entitled "Observations to be followed for the making of fit rooms, to keep silkworms in: also for the best manner of planting of Mulberry trees, to feed them." This document was published by Authority and printed in London in 1620. Of note, summaries of the sections were noted in the margins of these pages of advice to the planters in Virginia.
Imprinted at London : By G. Eld, for Robert Mylbourne, and are to be sold at his shop, at the great south doore of Pauls, 1622.
Book — 1 online resource (8 unnumbered pages, 54 pages)
"A Declaration of the state of the Colonie and Affaires in Virginia, with a relation of the barbarous massacre in the time of peace and League, treacherously executed by the Native Infidels upon the English, 22 of March last, " written by Edward Waterhouse and printed in London in 1622. In addition, there was attached a treatise written by Henry Briggs, a mathematician, and Fretum Hudson, as well as a list of the equipment and supplies needed by prospective colonists. After some preliminary discussions and using letters from colonists to the Virginia Company, Waterhouse provided a description of the attack by Chief Opechancanough and his men, as well as outrage and justification for retaliation.
Captain John Smith's history of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles. Also included were maps and descriptions of the countries, peoples, customs and religions. Smith divided the book into six sections and included a table of contents, some margin notes and illustrations. Of note, this book was the source of the legend that Pocahontas "saved" Captain Smith (see page 49); it was not mentioned in prior writings.
London : Prind [that is, printed] for Richard Wodenoth, at the Star under Peters Church in Cornhill, 1649.
Book — 1 online resource (19 pages)
A pamphlet entitled "A perfect description of Virginia: being, a full and true relation of the present state of the plantation, their health, peace, and plenty, " and printed in Cornhill in 1649. Included was a discussion the number of people, with their livestock and commodities; of note, the treatise indicated that there were 300 Negroes as "good servants."