Monthly Archives: March 2014

A letter from Richard Whitbourne

Recently a letter was discovered in the Library of Christ Church, Oxford concerning early 17th Century Newfoundland.   The letter was in the collected papers of an aristocratic family from North Wales, but was unsigned.   The content and tone … Continue reading

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Sir William Vaughan Project

Sir William Vaughan (1575-1641) was a Welsh writer, scholar and promoter of a colonial enterprise in Newfoundland.   In 1616 he purchased land from the Newfoundland Company, and set about creating  a New Wales in the New World.  The region, at … Continue reading

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