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Jamestowne Society Papers

Identifier: Mss. 67 J23

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Scope and Contents

Papers of the Jamestowne Society. Includes correspondence, notices of meetings, minutes of meetings, lists of seventeenth century inhabitants of Jamestown, and lists of members. The collection also contains papers of George Craghead Gregory, founder of the Jamestowne Society. There is biographical material about Gregory as well as his correspondence; drafts of articles written by him about Jamestown; photographs and negatives of Jamestown buildings and maps; plats of lots around Jamestown; blueprints of maps of Jamestown; copies of seventeenth and eighteenth century maps of Jamestown; twentieth century maps of Jamestown; and navigation charts of the James River near Jamestown. There are two works compiled by Gregory. The first is James City & Island in three volumes which concerns early land patents near Jamestown and the site of the first fort. The second is Early Virginians, 1607-1704.


  • Creation: 1930-1966

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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

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Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Historical Note:

The Jamestowne Society was founded by George Craghead Gregory in 1936 for descendants of stockholders in the London Company and in the Virginia Company and the descendants of those who owned land or who had domiciles in Jamestown or on Jamestown Island prior to the year 1700. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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1423 items

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