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Title An account of the Indians in Virginia [manuscript]: and of some remarkable things in that country... 1689
Document Type Travel Journal
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Notes compiled in England, probably extracted from letters written in Virginia by John Clayton, a Jamestown, Va., minister from 1684 to 1686 and a successful tobacco planter, who by 1688 had returned to a parish in England. Topical essays describe the physical characteristics, dress, housing, money, livelihood, rulers, diseases, education, marriage, burials, religion, method of telling time, etc., of the Virginia Indians. In addition, there are observations on the government, economy, towns, settlement patterns, churches, slave religion, rivers, and wildlife of colonial Virginia and there is a brief discussion of buccaneers in the region. With additions to the topical entries in another hand.
Names Clayton, John (1657-1725)
Places Virginia, United States
Keywords tobacco, trade, dress, clothing, housing, money, livelihood, disease, education, marriage, burial, religion, government, economy, town, settlement pattern, church, river, wildlife, buccaneer, ceremony, observation
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Culture Area Northeast
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FULL TITLE: An account of the Indians in Virginia [manuscript] : and of some remarkable things in that country / collected out of some letters from a minister in Virginia : some few things are inserted concerning the English there, & the bucaniers in some places of America.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 9
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue