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Early English and French voyages : chiefly from Hakluyt, 1534-1608

Author: Richard Hakluyt; Henry S Burrage
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble, 1959, ©1906.
Series: Original narratives of early American history.
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Burrage, Henry S. (Henry Sweetser), 1837-1926.
Early English and French voyages.
New York, Barnes & Noble [1959, ©1906]
Online version:
Burrage, Henry S. (Henry Sweetser), 1837-1926.
Early English and French voyages.
New York, Barnes & Noble [1959, ©1906]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Hakluyt; Henry S Burrage
OCLC Number: 6475374
Description: xxii, 453 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The first relation of Jacues Carthier of S. Malo: Cartier's approach to Newfoundland ; His description of the east coast ; The strait of Belle Isle and the south coast of Labrador ; The west coast of Newfoundland ; Cartier crosses the Gulf of St. Lawrence ; From Prince Edward Island he passes north along the New Brunswick and Canadian coast ; Gives an account of the natives ; Erects a cross near the mouth of the St. Lawrence ; Explores the coast of Anticosti ; Examines further the south coast of Labrador ; Returns to France through the strait of Belle Isle --
A shorte and briefe narration (Cartier's second voyage): Cartier again reaches Newfoundland ; Re-enters the Gulf of St. Lawrence ; Explores the shores of the gulf on the north and west ; Discovers the St. Lawrence river ; Explores it as far as the site of Quebec ; Holds intercourse with the natives ; Ascends the river in boats to Hochelaga ; Description of the town ; Cartier's reception by the indians there ; Falls in the river prevent his farther advance ; Returns to his vessels, goes into winter quarters ; Faith, manners, and customs of the people ; Description of the country ; Cartier loses twenty-five of his men by scurvy ; Experiences with the indians ; Captures the Chief Donnacona and some of his subjects ; Promises to return the captives in the next year ; Descends the river and sails for France ; Specimens of the language of the indians on the St. Lawrence --
The third voyage of discovery made by Captaine Jaques Cartier: Cartier returns to the St. Lawrence ; Announces the death of the captive indian chief ; The fertility and products of the country ; Further exploration along the river ; The indians conspire against the French ; The narration abruptly closes --
The voyage of M. Hore: The expedition sails from Gravesend ; M. Dawbeny's report to M. Richard Hakluyt ; Famine, seizure of a French vessel, the return ; Henry VIII afterward compensates the Frenchmen --
The voyage made by M. John Hawkins, Esquire: Hawkins sails to the African coast, secures a cargo of slaves ; Sells these slaves in the West Indies, reaches the west end of Cuba ; Passes along the northern part of Cuba ; Crosses to the eastern coast of Florida ; Visits the French Huguenot colony on the St. John river ; Hardships of the French colonists ; The colonists relieved by Hawkins ; Products of the country ; Some of the animals found there ; Hawkins sails homeward by way of the Newfoundland fishing grounds --
The third troublesome voyage made with the Jesus of Lubec: Hawkins again sails for the African coast ; With a cargo of slaves he crosses into the West Indies and the Spanish main ; Is driven to the eastern coast of Mexico ; Engages the Spanish fleet in the harbor of San Juan de Ulua ; Escapes, returns past Florida to Spain and England --
The world encompassed by Sir Francis Drake (California): On the California coast ; Anchors "in a convenient and fit harbor" ; The people of the country ; Their manner of life ; Their hioh or king ; Drake's reception ; Character of the people ; A monument erected as a token of English possession --
A report of the voyage of Sir Humfrey Gilbert Knight / by Master Edward Haies: The claim of England to the American coast ; Encouragement for English exploration and colonization ; Sir Humphrey Gilbert's first endeavor ; His second expedition ; Orders given to the fleet captains ; Gilbert plans to approach by way of Newfoundland ; Sails from England ; Arrives in St. John harbor ; Takes possession of the country ; Description of Newfoundland and its products ; Gilbert proceeds southward for further exploration ; Loss of the Delight at Cape Breton ; Gilbert decides to return to England ; His vessel founds, Gilbert is drowned ; Character of Gilbert --
The first voyage made to the coasts of America / by Captain Arthur Barlowe: The expedition arrives in Pamlico sound ; The natives of the country ; Their manners and customs ; Their towns and neighbors ; Roanoke island ; The return to England --
Account of the particularities of the imployments of the Englishmen left in Virginia / by Master Ralph Lane: Extent of exploration by the colonists ; Pearls and other commodities for traffic ; Conspiracy of the indians against the English ; An inquiry for minerals ; A better harbor desired ; Growing hostility of the indians ; Pemisapan's conspiracy ; Pemisapan and his followers slain ; Drake's fleet arrives and takes the colonists back to England --
The third voyage to Virginia: Ralegh sends relief to the colony, but as the colonists had returned to England the relief ship sails homeward ; Grenville, not finding the colonists, leaves fifteen men with provisions and returns to England --
The fourth voyage made to Virginia in the yere 1587 / by Governor John White: The expedition proceeds westward by way of the West Indies ; Reaches Roanoke island, fails to find Grenville's men ; Inquiries among the indians ; Friendly indians attacked under misapprehension ; Governor White constrained to return for supplies ; The homeward voyage ; Names of all the men, women, and children left at Roanoke island --
The fifth voyage of M. John White: White's letter to Hakluyt ; Sails by way of the Canaries and West Indies ; Various experiences in the West Indies ; On the American coast ; Captain Spicer and six others drowned at Hatorask ; Governor White finds none of the colonists left at Roanoke island in 1587 ; Sails for the West Indies for supplies, but is driven by a storm toward the Azores ; Reaches the Azores, proceeds to England --
Briefe and true relation of the discoverie of the North part of Virginia / by John Brereton: Gosnold reaches the coast in lat. 43, sails southward ; Passing Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard he lands at Cuttyhunk ; In Buzzard's bay ; Trades with the indians ; Loads his vessel with sassafras, etc., and saild homeward --
A voyage set out from the Citie of Bristoll / by Martin Pring: Pring's landfall on the Maine coast ; Sailing south he enters Plymouth harbor ; Experiences with the indians, their appearance and boats ; Products of the country ; Loads one of his vessels with sassafras ; Returns to England --
A true relation of the voyage of Captaine George Waymouth / by James Rosier: Rosier's preface ; Waymouth sails from Ratcliffe on the Thames ; Sights Sankaty Head, Nantucker ; At Monhegan, driven thither by contrary winds ; Anchors in St. George's harbor ; Fishes and fruits ; Visited by indians ; Waymouth discovers a great river ; Traffics with the indians ; Captures five indians in St. George's harbor ; Ascends the river in his vessel ; Attractiveness and characteristics of the river ; Sets up a cross where the river "trended westward" ; Reluctantly leaves the river ; Returns to St. George's harbor ; Sails homeward with his indian captives ; Concerning the products of the country --
A relation of a voyage to Sagadahoc: The Popham colonists sail for the Maine coast by way of the Azores ; Land is sighted on the coast of Nova Scotia ; The Mary and John at Cape Sable ; The Camden mountains are sighted ; The Mary and John anchors in St. George's harbor, also the Gift ; Chaplain Seymour delivers a sermon ; The vessels sail for the Kennebec, the Gift enters the river ; The Mary and John passes to the westward of Seguin, and enters the river three days later ; The patent is read and laws are promulgated ; The colonists explore the coast to the westward ; Pemaquid indians visit the colonists ; Gilbert and others explore the coast to the eastward, also the Sagadahoc river ; The relation abruptly ends ; Continuation from Strachey, conflict with Sabenoa ; The completion of Fort St. George ; Its abandonment.
Series Title: Original narratives of early American history.
Responsibility: edited by Henry S. Burrage.
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