Virginia Company Archives

Also known as: The Ferrar Papers, 1590-1790, from Magdalene College, Cambridge

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Provides a comprehensive record of the history of the Virginia Company of London, an English joint-stock company chartered to establish colonial settlements in North America.

The papers document the Virginia Company’s operations, its settlement of Jamestown and the Bermudas in North America, and its dissolution, which led to Virginia becoming a royal colony as well as its relations between colonists and Indigenous peoples; and early trade between Britain and America.

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Date Coverage

  • 1590-1790

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