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Jamestown and Seventeenth-Century Virginia

A guide to published and digital resources related to European colonization in Virginia.

First-Hand Accounts

Billings, Warren M. The Old Dominion in the Seventeenth Century: A Documentary History of Virginia, 16061700. Chapel Hill, NC: Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

Barbour, Philip Lemont. The Jamestown Voyages under the First Charter, 16061609. Cambridge: Published for the Hakluyt Society at the University Press, 1969.

Haile, Edward Wright, ed. Jamestown Narratives: Eyewitness Accounts of the Virginia Colony: The First Decade: 1607–1617. Champlain, VA: Round House, 1998.

Kingsbury, Susan Myra, ed. The Records of the Virginia Company of London. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1906–1935.
Online: Virtual Jamestown

Smith, John, and Philip L. Barbour. The Complete Works of Captain John Smith (15801631). Chapel Hill, NC: Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Va. by the University of North Carolina Press, 1986.

Smith, John, and James P. P. Horn. Writings: With Other Narratives of Roanoke, Jamestown, and the First English Settlement of America. New York: Library of America, 2007.

Wiseman, Samuel, and Michael Leroy Oberg. Samuel Wiseman’s Book of Record: The Official Account of Bacon’s Rebellion in Virginia, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2005.

Beverley, Robert et al. The History and Present State of Virginia. Chapel Hill, NC: Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, 2013.
Online: UNC University Library