Document Bank of Virginia
Search using this query type:

Search only these record types:


Advanced Search (Items only)

Browse Items (19 total)

  • Collection: Colonization and Settlement

By the King.jpg
This document is a proclamation written by King Charles I on January 6, 1630 (1631 by the New Style Calendar), in the hopes of regulating the tobacco trade between England and the British colonies. As the British presence in America grew, it swiftly…

Caring for those disabled by Native attacks, 1644.jpg
White English colonists and Natives were openly viiolent to each other for much of the early seventeenth century. A few months prior to the passing of this act, the Third Anglo-Powhatan War started, resulting in many deaths and injuries on both…

ANTHONYJOHNSON.jpg
Anthony Johnson was a black man and former indentured servant in 17th-century Virginia who was able to purchase his freedom. Upon becoming free, Johnson purchased land as well as servants. One such servant, John Casar, claimed that Johnson was…

Directive to Ann Walker, 1708 72dpi.jpg
This document shows that in 1708, Ann Walker was granted permission by the government to attend the church of her choice -- the Church of England. Prior to this Ann had experienced issues with her husband George, who was not a member of the Church of…

George Washington survey.jpg
This document is a 1749 land survey that George Washington did for Edward Hogan as part of his job as the county surveyor for Culpeper County, which was then newly created. Washington was all of seventeen years of age when he took on this job,…

Fry Jefferson Map 1755.jpg
This map was created in response to British concerns that French colonists were encroaching on British territory. Since there were no clear boundaries and very few maps that accurately depicted the lands that the Virginia colony held, the acting…

Powhatan Presents Deer Skin Mantle .jpg
This image shows a deer skin mantle that was believed to have been presented by Chief Powhatan to Captain Christopher Newport of the Virginia Company of London during a disastrous coronation ceremony in 1608. The mantle, which is embroidered with…

PetitionoftheMeherrinIndians72dpi.jpg
As English colonists settled Virginia, they came into conflict with Native Americans over the concept of landownership. The Native Americans would not “own” their land, but would live on small portions and use a larger surrounding area for hunting,…

General Assembly monument, 1907.jpg Thumbnail.jpg
This document is a photograph of a monument erected on Jamestown Island in 1907. It recognizes the first meeting of the General Assembly of the Virginia colony, which met from July 30 to August 4, 1619 in a church building close to the monument’s…

Nova Britannia 1609.jpg
By the 17th century, England was one of the leading world powers involved in trade. Wealthy merchants created a number of companies to set up trade and exploration throughout the world. Each company was made up of individuals who would purchase…
Output Formats

atom, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2