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Colonial America

Manuscript materials of the Colonial Office files; contains original correspondence of the North American and Caribbean colonial governments with the British government, covering the period 1606 to 1822.

Publication Details

  • Time-span 1606 - 1822
  • Subscription Type SUBSCRIPTION
  • Publisher Adam Matthew
  • Notes
    • North America
  • Languages English
  • Resource Types Reference Source
  • Description Colonial America includes all 1,450 files of the CO 5 class at The National Archives, UK. The collection consists of more than 70,000 manuscripts documenting the early-modern Atlantic world and colonial North America. The collection includes the original correspondence between the Board of Trade and Secretaries of State and the English, later British, colonies in North America and the Caribbean. This resource is made up of five modules: Module 1 "Early Expansion and Rivalries"; Module 2 "Towards Revolution" Module 3 "The American Revolution"; Module 4 "Legislation and Politics in the Colonies"; and Module 5 "Growth Trade and Development".