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A Letter from Mr. John Clayton Rector of Crofton at Wakefield in Yorkshire
Original Author: John Clayton
Created: May 12, 1688; published 1844
Medium: Title page

A Letter from Mr. John Clayton Rector of Crofton at Wakefield in Yorkshire, to the Royal Society, May 12, 1688.

This is the title page of a report on Virginia that John Clayton, a Church of England clergyman in Jamestown from 1684 and 1686, presented to the Royal Society in London on May 12,1688. Clayton had a keen interest in the natural sciences and recorded observations on Virginia's animals, geology, native peoples, plants, and weather. After he left Virginia, Clayton became the rector of the Church of All Saints in Crofton, Yorkshire. Clayton's letter shown here was published in Washington, D.C., in 1844.

Citation: A Letter from Mr. John Clayton Rector of Crofton at Wakefield in Yorkshire, to the Royal Society, May 12, 1688.: Giving an Account of several Observables in Virginia, and in his Voyage thither, more particularly concerning the Air. F229 .C66 1844. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.