SANDYS, George [1578-1644] -- English-American colonist & poet
Treasurer of the Virginia Company and director of industry and agriculture; Shareholder in the Bermuda Company. He built the first water mill in America and started the American shipbuilding industry. Signer of An Ordinance and Constitution of the Virginia Company in England, 24 July 1621, and is mentioned as Treasurer therein.
|First to make glass in America|
|Launched ship-building industry in America|
|First book written in America (Translation of Ovid's Metamorphosis)|
|Built the first water mill in America|
Bookmarks (off-site links)
- Vivísimo - Clustered search on george sandys
- Works by
- Analyses, critiques and interpretations
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- USA: An Ordinance And Constitution Of The Virginia Company Text of the 1621 constitution of VA Colony, of which Sandys was treasurer.
- Ovid's Metamorphoses Considered his chief work
- Relation of a Journey begun An. Dom. 1610
The first travel literature in the modern form
- George Sandys Both Shakespeare and Bacon must have read George Sandys' Journey, because they both quote from this book--Shakespeare in his plays, and Bacon in his Sylva Sylvarum. Examples.
- Glassmaking at Jamestown
- Works about
- Memorials, tributes, shrines
- 128. To my worthy friend Mr. George Sandys. Thomas Carew. Metaphysical Lyrics & Poems of the 17th c. A Thomas Carew poem dedicated to Sandys
- Bibliographies and Link Farms
- Collections, archives - Papers
- Thomas Jefferson Papers Series 8. Virginia Records Manuscripts. 1606-1737. George Sandys. "Letter to Mr Farrer by the Hopewel." March, 1622/3.
- Historical context, background
- Places (residences, etc)
An archaeological site
- George Sandys Site-44JC802 Historical records pinpointed George Sandys, Jamestown's inaugural resident treasurer from 1621-25, as the first documented land owner of this tract.
- A STUDENT'S HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE: Part-1:Chapter-1
- Bruce, Economic History of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century. Table of Contents
- Places (residences, etc) An archaeological site