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Colonial America (Adam Matthew Digital)

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Article Databases
Images & Maps
Primary Sources
Subject: 
Government & Law
Access: 
Current NU plus alumni

This online collection from the UK National Archives, currently being digitized, covers the CO5 documents from the period 1606-1822.  This is original correspondence between the governers of British colonies in North America and the Caribbean, and their responsible departments in Britain. Among the correspondence are diaries, maps, broadsides, laws, public notices, newspaper clippings, and more. 

Images of the original documents plus searchable full text are included.  They may be searched by date, name, theme, region and more.

Colonial America is a 5-module resource being released over a 5-year period. Northeastern currently has access to modules 1 and 2. 

For those not familiar with Colonial Office records, see this introduction to the CO 5 documents

 

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