New England and US History
Many of these are principal information
sources for contemporary histories. The following citations range
from observations of early New England visitors and explorers to later
commentaries on the original sources.
Abbott, John S.C. (1864). The History of the Civil War in America. Henry Bill, New York, NY. IS(2).
Adams, Charles Francis. (1892). Three episodes of Massachusetts
History: The settlement of Boston Bay, the Antinomian controversy, a study
of church and town government. Vol. I. Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Boston,
Adams, James Truslow. (1926). New England in the Republic,
1776-1850. Little, Brown and Co., Boston, MA.
- "Throughout the years 1616 and 1617 the hand of death lay heavily on those
then dwelling in the eastern portions of what is now the State of Massachusetts.
The savages died, as a writer of that time phrased it, 'like rotten sheep;'
though what particular form in modern nomenclature the fatal sickness took
has never been ascertained." (pg. 1).
- "Yet that it was not the yellow fever is made clear by two facts: its ravages
were confined, as a rule, to the aborigines, and did not extend to Europeans;
and, moreover, unlike most forms of plague, so called, as well as yellow
fever, it was not stayed by frost." (pg. 2). "In fact, it practically
swept out of existence that entire tribe of the Algonquin race known as
the Massachusetts, while for the time it apparently left untouched their
neighbors, the hostile Tarratines at the north, and the Narragansetts and
Pequots to the south and west." (pg. 4).
- "The Damariscove stations were only some forty leagues from Plymouth, and
each season they were resorted to by as many as thirty sail. The
forlorn Pilgrims now for the first time learned their way thither.
Subsequently they not only opened through this channel a tolerably regular
intercourse with their friends in London and Layden, but at a somewhat
later day they established a permanent station of their own on the Kennebec,
where Augusta now is, and there for years carried on a profitable trade."
Andrews, Charles M. (1934). The colonial period in
American History. 4 vols. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT.
and Bradley, A.G., Eds. (1910). Travels and works of Captain John Smith:
President of Virginia and Admiral of New England 1580-1631. 2 vols.
J. Grant, Edinburgh.
Archer, Gabriel  (1983). The realtion of Captaine
Gosnols voyage to the north part of Virginia, begunne the sixe and twentieth
of March, Anno 42. Elizabethe Reginae 1602. And deliured by Gabriel Archer,
a gentleman of the siad voyage. The English New England Voyages, Ed.
by David B. and Ammilson M. Quinn, Hakluyt Society, London, England, pg.
Bailey, L.H., Ed. (1907-1909). Cyclopedia
of American agriculture: A popular survey of agricultural conditions, practices,
and ideals in the United States and Canada. NY, NY.
Barry, John Stetson. (1855). The history of Massachusetts:
The colonial period. Phillips, Sampson and Company, Boston, MA. IS.
Barry, John Stetson. (1856). The history of Massachusetts:
The provincial period. Phillips, Sampson and Company, Boston, MA. IS.
Barry, John Stetson. (1857). The history of Massachusetts:
The commonwealth period. Self-published, for sale by his general agent,
Henry Barry, Boston, MA. IS.
Baylies, Francis. (1866). An historical memoir of the
colony of New Plymouth: From the flight of the Pilgrims into Holland in
the year 1608, to the union of that colony with Massachusetts in 1692.
Wiggin & Lunt, Boston, MA.
Biggar, H.P., Ed. (1922-1936). The
works of Samuel de Champlain. 6 vols. Reprinted in 1971 by Toronto
University Press, Toronto, Canada. X (partial xeroxed
Blunt, Edmund M. (1854). The American coast pilot; containing
directions for the principal harbors, capes and headlands on the coasts
of North and South America. Describing the soundings, bearings of the lighthouses
and beacons from the rocks, shoals, ledges, &c. with the prevailing
winds, setting of the currents, &c. and the latitudes and longitudes
of the principal harbors and capes; together with a tide table. Seventeenth
edition. Edmund and George W. Blunt, NY, NY. IS.
- This is a slightly later edition of the voyages of Champlain than the Grant
edition cited below (1907). The title page of this 1922 edition notes
that it has been annotated by six Canadian scholars under the general editorship
of H. P. Biggar. The noted historian W. F. Ganong is listed as an
editor of volume 1. Quotations from this editon of the Biggar text
are those printed in Norumbega Reconsidered. Selected annotations
from the Voyages of Samuel de Champlain are extracted in the citation of
Grants 1907 edition of the Voyages (see below).
- In the final analysis, the Biggar text is now considered the definitive
edition of Champlain's works and is now the one cited by writers such as
Bourque (2001) and others.
Bolton, Charles K. (1929). The real founders of New
England: Stories of their life along the coast, 1602-1628. F.W. Faxon
Co., Boston, MA.
Bourne, Edward G., Ed. (1922). The voyages and explorations
of Samuel de Champlain, 1604-1616, narrated by himself, together with the
voyage of 1603. Trans. Bourne, Annie, N., 2 vols. Allerton Book Co.,
Bradford, William. (1898). Bradford's
history "Of Plimoth Plantation": From the original manuscript: With a report
of the proceedings incident to the return of the manuscript to Massachusetts.
Wright & Potter Printing Co., Boston, MA. IS.
Bradford, William. (1908). History of Plymouth
Plantation, 1606-1646. Davis, W.T. Ed., Charles Scribner's and Sons,
NY, NY. Republished in 1952 as Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647,
Samuel Eliot Morison, Ed., Knopf, NY, NY. IS(2).
- See the annotations below from a different copy.
Brereton, John. (1602). A briefe and true relation of
the difcouerie of the north part of Virginia; being a moft pleafant, fruitfull
and commodious foile: Made this prefent yeere 1602, by Captaine Bartholomew
Gofnold, Captaine Bartholowmew Gilbert, and diuers other gentlemen their
affociats, by the permiffion of the honourable knight, Sir Walter Ralegh,
&c. Impensis Geor. Bishop, Londini, UK. Reprinted as a facsimile
as Discoverie of the north part of Virginia in 2000 by Ye Galleon
Press, Fairfield, WA. IS.
- "They found his place [Squanto] to be 40. miles from hence, the soyle good,
and the people not many, being dead and abundantly wasted in the late great
mortalitie which fell in all these parts aboute three years before the
coming of the English, wherin thousands of them dyed, they not being able
to burie one another; ther sculs and bones were found in many places lying
still above ground, where their houses and dwellings had been; a very sad
spectackle to behould. But they brought word that the Narighansets
lived but on the other side of that great bay, and were a strong people,
and many in number, living compacte togeather, and had not been at all
touched with this wasting plague." (pg. 118).
- "After harvest this year , they sende out a boats load of corne 40.
or 50. leagues to the eastward, up a river called Kenibeck; ...But God
preserved them, and gave them good success, for they brought home 700li.
of beaver, besids some other furrs, having litle or nothing els but this
corne, which them selves had raised out of the earth. This viage
was made by Mr. Winslow and some of the old standers, for seamen they had
none." (pg. 208).
- "Also he [Mr. Allerton, 1627] had order to procure a patente for a fitt
trading place in the river of Kenebec; for being emulated both by the planters
at Pascataway and other places to the eastward of them, and allso by the
fishing ships, which used to draw much profite from the Indeans of those
parts." (pg. 223).
Brown, Alexander. (1891). The genesis of the United States:
A narrative of the movement in England, 1605-1616, which resulted in the
plantation of North America by Englishmen, disclosing the contest between
England and Spain for the possession of the soil now occupied by the United
States of America, set forth through a series of historical manuscripts
now first printed together with a reissue of rare contemporaneous tracts,
accompanied by bibliographical memoranda, notes, and brief biographies.
Houghton, Mifflin, Boston, MA. Reprinted in 1964 by Russell &
Russell, NY, NY.
- One of the earliest of the narrations of an English visit to the coast
Buck, Solon J. and Elizabeth H. (1939). The Planting of civilization in Western Pennsylvania. University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA. IS.
Burrage, Henry S., Ed. (1906). Original
narratives of early English and French voyages 1534-1608. Charles Scribner's
Sons, NY, NY. Also reprinted in 1930 as Early English and French
voyages, chiefly from Hakluyt, 1534-1608. Reprinted in 1969.
- As with many of the compilations of Maine's historians this publication
duplicates some of the citations in this bibliography including Rosier's
True Relation (Narrative of Waymouth's Voyage to the Coast of Maine).
- One of Maine's most prolific historians, Burrage also has many publications cited in the Maine History Antiquarian Sources
Byington, Ezra Hoyt. (1897). The Puritan in England and New England. Roberts Brothers, Boston, MA. IS.
Carver, Jonathan. (1778). Travels through the interior
parts of North America ... 1766-1768. London.
Carter, Isabel Hopestill. (1934). Shipmates: a tale of the seafaring women of New England. William R. Scott, New York, NY. IS.
Chapelle, Howard I. (1935). The history of American
sailing ships. Bonanza Books, NY, NY. IS.
Charlevoix, P.F.X. de. (1744). History and general
description of New France. 6 vols. Rollin Fils, Paris. Reprinted
in 1900 by F. P. Harper, NY, NY.
Chase, George Wingate. (1861). The history of Haverhill,
Massachusetts, from its first settlement, in 1640, to the year 1860.
Self published, Haverhill, MA. IS.
Coffin, Robert P. Tristam. (1939). Captain Abby &
Captain John. Macmillan Co. Reprinted in 2002 by Blackberry Books,
Crawford, Mary Caroline. (1910). Romantic days in old Boston. Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, MA. IS.
Crockett, Walter Hill. (1938). Vermont: The green mountain
state. Volumes 1 - 4. Vermont Farm Bureau, Burlington, VT. IS.
Denys, Nicholas. (1671-1672). The description and natural
history of the coasts of North America (Acadia). Reprinted, edited
and translated in 1908 by Ganong, William F., The Champlain Society, Toronto,
DeVoto, Bernard. (1943). The Year of Decision: 1846. Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, MA. IS.
Dexter, Henry Martyn, Ed. (1865). Mourt's relation,
or journal of the Plantation at Plymouth. (probably written by William
Bradford and Edward Winslow), Boston, MA.
Drake, Samuel Adams. (1875). Nooks and corners of the
New England coast. Reprinted in 1969 by Singing Tree Press, Detroit,
Dulles, Foster Rhea. (1930). The old China trade.
Riverside Press, Cambridge, MA.
Dwight, Timothy. (1821-22). Travels in New-England
and New-York. 4 vols. Publisher unknown, New Haven, CT.
Earle, Alice Morse. (1893). Customs and fashions in
old New England. Charles Scribner and Sons, NY, NY.
Elton, Arthur. (1947). British Railways. Collins, London. IS.
Educational Publishing Co. (1891). Stories of Industry: Volume I and II . Educational Publishing Co. New York, NY. IS.
Fiske, John. (1892). The discovery of America.
2 vols. Houghton Mifflin and Co., Boston, MA.
Fiske, John. (1902). New France and New England. Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston, MA. IS.
Folsom, George and Somerby, H. G. (1858). A Catalogue
of original documents in the English archives, relating to the early history
of the state of Maine. G.B. Teubner, NY, NY.
Forbes, Allan and Cadman, Paul F. (1925). France and New
England. Vol. I. State Street Trust Company, Boston, MA. IS.
- "Many seventeenth century documents printed entire and others abstracted."
(Clark, pg. 18).
Forbes, Allan and Cadman, Paul F. (1927). France and
New England: Being a further account of the connecting links between that
country and New England. Vol. II. State Street Trust Company, Boston,
Forbes, Allan and Cadman, Paul F. (1929). France and
New England: Being a further account of the connecting links between that
country and New England. Vol. III. State Street Trust Company, Boston,
Garrett, Edmund H. (1900). The Pilgrim shore. Little, Brown & Co., Boston, MA. IS.
Gorges, Ferdinando. (1659). America painted to the
life. Nath. Brook., London, England.
Grant, W.L., Ed. (1907). Voyages
of Samuel de Champlain: 1604 - 1616. Charles Scribner's Sons, NY, NY.
Hakluyt, Richard. (1582). Divers
voyages touching the discoverie of America. London. Facsimile reprint
in 1967 by Theatrum Orbis Terraram, Amsterdam.
- See the annotations of this
citation in the Native Americans Principal references bibliography.
Hakluyt, Richard. (1589). The principal navigations,
voyages, traffiques and discoveries of the English nation. Reprinted
in 1903-1905 by Hakluyt Society Publications, Glascow.
Hakluyt, Richard. (1877). A discourse concerning western
planting: Written in the year 1584 by Richard Hakluyt; now first printed
from a contemporary manuscript, with a preface and an introduction by Leonard
Woods, Ed., with notes in the appendix, by Charles Deane. Press of
J. Wilson, Cambridge, MA.
- Part two of the Navigations contains numerous narrations of voyages
to North Virginia and is a primary reference for anybody studying European
exploration in the 16th century. Particlularly important is the material
relating to the English ventures of 1578 - 88 (see Quinn bullet below page
- There are so many various editions of Hakluyt that David Quinn, a student
of his works, notes that no comprehensive survey of all his works has ever
been successfully compilated.
- For more information on Hakluyt and his life see chapters 2 and 3 of David
Quinns Explorers and Colonies: America, 1500 - 1625.
- Quinn notes that Hakluyt in the 1589 Principal Navigatioins includes
David Ingram's tale of his journey through North America to St. John, NB.
Hakluyt left Ingram's tale out of subsequent editons: "He cut out
David Ingram's narrative as being unreliable." (pg. 43).
Hamilton, Milton W. (1964). Henry Hudson and the Dutch in New York. The Unviersity of the State of New York, New York, NY. IS.
Hannay, James. (1879). The history of Acadia, from
its discovery to its surrender to England, by the Treaty of Paris. J. & A. McMillan, St. John, N. B. Canada.
Harrisse, Henry. (1892). Discovery
of North America.
Hosmer, James K., Ed. (1908). Winthrop's journal: "History
of New England", 1630-1649. Charles Scribner's Sons. Reprinted in 1959
by Barnes & Noble, NY, NY.
Hubbard, W. (1815). A general history of New England from
the discovery until 1680. Massachusetts Historical Society, Cambridge,
Hubbard, William. (1848). A
general history of New England. Collections. Massachusetts Historical
Society, Second Series. 5.
Hutchinson, Thomas. (1936). The history of the colony
and province of Massachusetts-Bay. Harvard University Press, Cambridge,
Innis, H.A. (1931). Rise and fall of the Spanish fishery
in Newfoundland. In: Transactions. Royal Society of Canada, third
series, XXV. pg. 50 - 70.
Jewett, Amos Everett. (1933). Early settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts. Reprinted in 1981 by New England History Press, Somersworth, N.H. IS.
Josselyn, John. (1672). New-England's
rarities discovered. London. Reprinted in 1860 in American Antiquarian
Society Transactions. 4. Reprinted in 1865 by Tuckerman, Edward, Ed.,
Veazie, Boston, MA.
Josselyn, John. (1675). An account of two voyages to
New-England made during the years 1638, 1663. London. Reprinted in 1865 by W. Veazie, Boston, MA.
Josselyn, John. (1833). An account of two voyages to New
England. Massachusetts Historical Society Collections. 3rd series.
3. pg. 211-396.
Lapham, Alice Gertrude. (1930). The old planters of
Beverly in Massachusetts and the thousand acre grant of 1635. The Beverly
Historical Society and the Conant Family Association, Beverly, MA. IS.
Lescarbot, Marc. (1609). Nova
Francia: A description of Acadia, 1606. P. Erondelle, tr. London. Reprinted
in 1928 by Routledge, London.
Levermore, Charles H., Ed. (1912). Forerunners and
competitors of the Pilgrims and Puritans: Or, narratives of voyages made
by persons other than the Pilgrims and Puritans of the Bay colony to the
shores of New England during the first quarter of the seventeenth century,
1601-1625, with especial reference to the labors of Captain John Smith
in behalf of the settlement of New England. Pub. for the New England
Society of Brooklyn, NY, NY.
(1628). A voyage into New England. London.
MacMillan, Donald B. (1939). Portland Observatory Rededication Address. City of Portland, ME. IS.
McFarland, Raymond. (1911). History of the New England
fisheries. Appleton, New York, NY.
- Charles Clark has a particularly detailed
commentary on the significance of this important early source in his book Maine
Moloney, Francis X. (1931). The fur trade in New England,
1620-1676. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.
Morison, Samuel Eliot. (1930). Builders of the bay
colony. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA.
Morse, Jedidiah. (1804). The American gazetteer, exhibiting
a full account of the civil division, rivers, harbour, Indian tribes, &c.
of the American continent, also of the West India and other appendant islands;
with a particular description of Louisiana. Printed by and for Samuel
Etheridge, and for Thomas and Andrews, Boston, MA.
Neal, Daniel. (1720, 1747). The history of New-England
containing an impartial account of the civil and ecclesiastical affairs
of the country, to the year of Our Lord 1700. 2 vols. Printed for A.
Newton, Isaac. (1863). Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the year 1863. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. IS.
Paget, Valerian. (1909). Bradford: History of the Plymouth
settlement rendered into modern English. John McBrick Co., NY, NY. IS.
Parker, Rev. Edward L. (1851). The
history of Londonderry: Comprising the towns of Derry and Londonderry,
N.H. Perkins and Whipple, Boston, MA. IS.
Parkman, Francis. (1865). Pioneers
of France in the New World. 8 vols. France and England in North
America. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA.
Parkman, Francis. (1867). The
Jesuits in North America in the seventeenth century. 8 vols. France
and England in North America. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA.
Parkman, Francis. (1874). The
old régime in Canada. 8 vols. France and England in North
America. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA.
Parkman, Francis. (1874). A series of historical narratives, volume 4. France and England in North
America. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA. IS.
Parkman, Francis. (1874). The
conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian war after the conquest of Canada.
2 vols. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA. 1 vol IS
Parkman, Francis. (1877). Count
Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV. 8 vols. France and England
in North America. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA.
Parkman, Francis. (1886). La
Salle and the discovery of the Great West. 8 vols. France and England
in North America. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA.1 vol IS
Parkman, Francis. (1892). A half-century
of conflict. 8 vols. France and England in North America. Little,
Brown and Company, Boston, MA.
Parkman, Francis. (1895). Montcalm
and Wolfe. 2 vols. France and England in North America: Part Seventh.
Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA. IS.
Parkman, Francis. (1898). The
Oregon trail: Sketches of prairie and Rocky Mountain life. 8 vols.
Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA.
Parker, Edward L. (1851). History of Londonderry. Perkins and Whipple, Boston, MA. IS.
of the Prince Society. (1880). Champlain's Voyages. Vol I. Printed
for the society by John Wilson and Son, Boston, MA.
Purchas, Samuel. (1613). Purchas,
his pilgrimage or relations of the world and the religions observed in
all ages and places discovered, from the creation unto this present.
In foure partes. This first containeth a theologicall and geographicall
histories of Asia, Africa and America, with the islands adjacent, declaring
the ancient religions before the floud, heathnish, Jewish and saracenicall
in all ages since, in those parts professed, with their severall opinions,
idols, oracles, temples, priestes, fasts, feasts, sacrifices and right,
religions, etc., with briefe descriptions of the countries, nations, states,
discoveries, etc. William Stansley, London.
- This earlier translation of Champlain is closer to its 17th century original
than the earlier (Grant) edition annotated in more
- "Some two or three leagues from the point of Bedabedec, as you coaft northward
along the main land which extends up this river, there are very high elevations
of land, [Camden Hills] which in fair weather are feen twelve or fifteen
leagues out at fea." (pg. 42). This text uses the old spelling where
"s" was often printed as "f".
- "Bedabedec is an Indian word, fignifying cape of the waters, and
was plainly the point known as Owl's Head. It gave name to the Camden
Mountains alfo." (footnote, pg. 48).
Purchas, Samuel. (1614). Pvrchas his pilgrimage.
In five books. Second edition. Printed by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone,
- It is important to note that the contents of each edition of this text
vary and it is not until the 1625-26 edition that Purchas includes a description
of the country of Mawooshen and its Indian
villages of coastal Maine, which are reprinted on this website from
Dean Snow's Archaeology of New England.
- Joseph Williamson provides this
notation for the first edition (A Bibliography of the State of Maine,
Vol. 2, pg. 334): "The foregoing is the title of the first edition.
The eighth and ninth books, commencing on page 601 and extending to page
752, relate wholly to America. Other editions, much enlarged, appeared
in 1614, 1617, 1626. The larger and greatly extended work in five
folio volumes appeared in 1625-26. References to early Maine voyagers
and journalists: Champlain, 933; De Monts, 934; Gorges and Levett;
Poutrincourt, 935; Pring, 938; Popham, 939; Rosier, 938; Smith, 939; Lescarbot,
Nova Francia; notes by John Brereton and Gabriel Archer; letter from Gosnold;
Thomas Hanham, voyage to the Sagadahoc in 1606; James Davies sent by Popham
and others to the Sagadahoc, in 1607."
Purchas, Samuel. (1617). Purchas, his pilgrimage,
or relations of the world and the religions observed in all ages and places
discovered, from the creation unto this present. Third edition. Printed
by William Stansby for H. Fetherstone, London.
- Note that this text uses the old spellings where often f is used where
we use s today, etc. The quotations use the spellings from the original
- "In the yeare 1604. Monfieur de Monts (according to a Patent granted
him the yeare before, for the inhabiting of Cadia, Canada, and other parts
of New France, from the fortieth degree to the fixe and forthieth) rigged
two fhips, and bare with thofe parts that trend Weftward from Cape Breton,
giuing names to places at pleafure, or vpon occafion." (The eight Booke,
- "The Inhabitants of thefe parts were termed Souriquois. From
them Weftward are the people called Etechemins, where the next Port,
after you are paffed the Riuer of S. John, is Saint Croix,
where they erected a Fort, and wintered. Threefcore leagues Weft
from thence is the Riuer Kinibeki : and from thence the Land trendeth
North and South to Malabarre. Authors place in that former extenfion
of Land betwixt Eaft and Weft, a great Towne and faire Riuer, called Norombega,
by the Sauages called Agguncia. Thefe French Difcouerers vtterly
denie this Hiftorie, affirming that there are but Cabans here and there
made with perkes, and couered with barkes of trees, or with skins : and
both the Riuer and inhabited place is called Pemtegoet, and not Agguncia.
And there can be no great Riuer (as they affirme) becaufe the great Riuer
Canada hath (like an infatiable Merchant) engroffed all thefe water-commodities,
fo that other ftreames are in manner but meere pedlers." (The eight Booke,
- "The Armouchiquois are a traiterous and theeuifh people, next vnneighbourly
neighbours to the Etechemins : they are light-footed and lime fingered,
as fwift in running away with their ftollen prey, as the Grey-hound in
purfuing it. Champlein teftifieth that the Armouchiquois are deformed, with little heads, fhort bodies, armes fmall like a bone,
as are their thighs alfo ; their legges great and long and difproportioned
with likeneffe of proportion: when they fit on their heeles, their knees
are halfe a foost higher then their heads. They are valiant and planted
in the beft Countrie." (The eight Booke, pg. 751-752).
- "Monfieur du Point arriued in thofe parts in the yeare a thoufand
fixe hundred and fine and du Monts remoued the French Habitation
to the Port Royall, Monfieur de Pourtrincourt fayled thither in
the yeare a thoufand fixe hundred and fix, and with him the Authour of
the Booke called Noua Francia [Marke L'fcarbot], who hath written
of the Ruiers and Cuftomes of thefe Countries. He fayth, that the Armouchiquois are a great people, but haue no adoration. They are vicious and bloudie.
Both they and the Souriquois haue the induftrie of painting and
caruing, and doe make pictures of Birds, Beafts, and Men, both in ftone
and wood, as well as the workmen in thefe parts. They, as is faid,
afcribe not diuine worfhip to any thing : but yet acknowledge fome fpirituall
and inuifible power. I know not by what Diuine Iuftice..." (The eight
Booke, pg. 752).
- See annotations to the 1614 edition.
- This is the only edition of Samuel Purchas that includes
the description of Mawooshen and Purchas's listing of the Indian
villages of central coastal Maine (from what source? Rosier? the Native
Americans who were kidnapped by Waymouth?). This information derives
from George Waymouth's 1605 voyage to Maine. A transcript
of Purchas's Description of Mawooshen is in the Ancient Dominions of
- Joseph Williamson provides this
notation (A Bibliography of the State of Maine, Vol. 2, pg.
334): "References to Voyages to Maine: Patent of the French king
to M. de Monts. for the inhabiting of the countries of La Cadia, Canada,
etc. M. Lescarbot Voyage of M. de Monts into New France. Collections
out of a French Booke, called additions to Nova Francia, 1607-1611.
G. Archer, relation of Captain Gosnol's voyage to the north part of Virginia,
1602. J. Rosier, notes on the same voyage. M. Pringe, voyage
for the discovery of the north part of Virginia, 1603. Rosier. J.,
Virginian voyage, 1605, by George Waymouth. Argall, S., voyage from
Jamestown, Virginia, to Bermuda, and missing that, to Sagadahoc and Cape
Cod, 1610. T. Dermer's letter from Virginia (reaches Monhegan).
Discovery and plantation of New England from 1607-1622.
Robinson, John and Dow, George Francis.
(1922). The sailing ships of New England, 1607-1907. Marine Research
Society, Salem, MA.
Roosevelt, Theodore. (1889). The Winning of the West: Vol. I. G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, NY. IS.
Roper, Stephen. (1880). Roper's questions and answers for engineers. Edward Meeks, Philadelphia, PA. IS.
Shurtleff, Nathaniel B., Ed. (1853). Records
of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England.
5 vols. William White, Boston, MA.
Shurtleff, Nathaniel B., Ed. (1855). Records
of the colony of New Plymouth in New England. 10 vols. William White,
Skinner, Charles M. (1903). American
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- See the annotations in the Native
American: Antiquarian sources bibliography.
- "The two collections of Captain John Smith's writings just cited [see Arber for the other] are not, of course, the only places in which one can find
Smith's writings that touch upon Maine. They are, however, two standard
compilations, one or the other of which will probably be found in nearly
all academic libraries and most reasonably good public libraries. The writings
that will most interest the users of this guide are A Description of
New England (1616), New England Trials (1620), Book Six of The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles (1624), much of which consists of reprints of his earlier writings on New
England, and Advertisements for the Unexperienced Planters of New England (1630). A Description may also be found in Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Third Series, Volume VI (1837),
pp. 95-140, and Advertisements in the same series, Volume III (1833),
pp. 1-53." (Clark, pg. 19).
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- Xerox of a few pages in stock
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coast, 1524-1624. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA.
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pilgrim fathers of the colony of Plymouth, from 1602 to 1625. Boston.
- See our information file reproduction
of a section of this book by James Rosier, A True Relation of Captain
George Weymouth his Voyage. Made this Present Yeere 1605.
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Boston, MA. IS.
Winthrop, John. (1853). The history
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- The Davistown Museum has volumes I and III in stock. The chapter
"Norumbega and its English Explorers"
by Benjamin F. DeCosta in Volume III has been scanned and is available
on our website.
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in the open air, and other papers. Ticknor and Fields, Boston, MA.
Wood, Frederic, J. (1919). The turnpikes
of New England. Marshall Jones Co., Boston, MA.
- This text contains a wealth of information on the
Maine lumber industry. It is frequently quoted by Richard G. Wood,
in A History of Lumbering in Maine, The Maine Bulletin.
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