Welcome to the information site for Colonial State Papers, a collection of thousands of scanned documents and bibliographic records relating to English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. Read more about Colonial State Papers.

Documents: Selection of papers from collection ‘CO 1’ from The National Archives, available in Colonial State Papers.
  • Native Americans in Virginia, 1634
  • Sir Francis Drake's ship, The Royal Pirate, 1587
  • Sir Francis Walsingham (c. 1530-1590), c. 1550
  • Engraving of a map of Virginia by Ralph Hall, c. 1636
  • Manufacture of tobacco in North America, c. 1750

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