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Information About: Virginia Company Archives

Dates: 1590-1790

Subjects: History

Description: Contains the Ferrar Papers, 1590-1790 collection from Magdalene College, Cambridge, an essential source for the study of the Atlantic World and Early Colonial Period. The database documents the founding and economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London, 1606-1624; the continuing interest of the Ferrar family in the settlement of North America from Jamestown to the Bermudas; trade between Britain and America; the ethnic and gender composition of early Virginia; and tensions among the colonists and of early relations with Native Americans. A critical source for London's economic history in the Early Modern era of interest to social and religious historians.

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