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Brandt, Sebastian (fl. 1600-1625) to Henry Hovener

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00708 Author/Creator: Brandt, Sebastian (fl. 1600-1625) Place Written: Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 January 1622 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Requests having the London Company send him supplies. Requests his nephew (the son of Phillip Brandt) be sent to Virginia from Derbyshire. Mentions Admiral of the Jamestown District John Pountis. Written in Elizabethan secretarial hand. Docket, in another hand, reads: "Sebastian Brands letter to Mr. Hojener 13 January }1622/1 That ther is Mynes of Gould and Silver and Copper in Virginia." It is unclear if the date is old style or new style.

People: Brandt, Sebastian, fl. 1600-1625.

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: Immigration and Migration, Frontiers and Exploration, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Geography and Natural History, Tobacco and Smoking, Death, Health and Medical

Sub Era: Early Settlements