John Shirley papers related to Thomas Harriot

Creator: Shirley, John W., 1908-1988
Abstract: Few facts are known about the early years of British astronomer, mathematician, and scientist Thomas Harriot (1560-1621). Harriot accompanied the famed party sent by Sir Walter Raleigh to colonize Virginia (present-day North Carolina) in 1585, acting as surveyor, cartographer, and scientific advisor. American educator and author John Shirley (1908-1988), internationally recognized as one of the few authorities on Thomas Harriot, was directly responsible for elevating Harriot's status in history. The John Shirley Papers related to Thomas Harriot consist of 22 linear feet of manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, maps, audio-tapes, microfilms, notebooks, clippings, and other material related to Thomas Harriot and collected by John Shirley. Materials related to Shirley's other professional work are also included. The collection divided into six series: Harriot research material, works by Shirley on Harriot, Harriot seminars and symposiums, Shirley correspondence regarding Harriot, Harriot manuscripts, and Shirley professional material not related to Harriot.
Date(s): 1590-1988
Call Number: MSS 0343