The Roanoke Voyages, 1584-1590
Documents to illustrate the English Voyages to North America under the Patent granted to Walter Raleigh in 1584 Volumes I-II
Volume I: Texts from Hakluyt's Principall Navigations (1589), together with the items added by him in 1600 and much additional material, a few documents in summary form. This volume takes the narrative to January 1586/7 and includes a descriptive list of John White's drawings of the first colony; the narrative is continued to 1590 and later in the following volume, with which the main pagination is continuous. Volume II: Texts from Hakluyt's Principall Navigations (1589), together with the items added by him in 1600 and much additional material, a few documents in summary form. This volume takes the narrative from January 1586/7 to 1590 and later. Appended is an article on the language of the Carolina Algonkian tribes by James A. Geary, with a word-list; a chapter on the archaeology of the Roanoke settlements; a detailed account of the MS and printed sources; and a map of Ralegh's Virginia This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volumes first published in 1955.
Table of Contents
Contents: Volume I: Preface; Introduction; The discovery of Raleigh's Virginia; Preparations for the 1585 voyage; The 1585 Virginia voyage; The first colony: Lane and Drake, 1585-6; The first colony: Thomas Hariot; The first colony: John White; The 1586 ventures. Volume II: The 1587 Voyages; The failure to relieve the Virginia colony, 1588-9; The 1590 voyage and the search for the lost colony; Spain and the Roanoke voyages, 1584-8; Spain and Virginia, 1588-1600; Appendices; Index.