In Pursuit of a Vision > Case 5 > Farwell > Council for Virginia


The Details:

Council for Virginia. A Declaration of the State of the Colony and Affaires in Virginia. With the Names of the Aduenturors, and Summes Aduentured in that Action. London: Thomas Snodham, 1620. [catalog record]

Gift of the estate of John W. Farwell, 1942-1943.

The Story:

John W. Farwell’s interest in early Americana was all-encompassing and from his library AAS obtained many important works concerning the English settlements south of New England. Among these was this optimistic description of the Virginia Colony at a critical juncture in its history. Issued by the governing body of the Virginia Company, the Declaration summarizes the colony’s rapid growth.

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