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October 20th, 2011:

What do we know about John White?

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John White’s name is often used in connection with the attempt to colonize Roanoke Island that resulted in the “Lost Colony.” He was an artist, a surveyor, a cartographer. What more do we know about him, though?

John White illustration at the British Museum

John White illustration at the British Museum

NCpedia currently has two essays about John White. One essay focuses on background information about him: http://ncpedia.org/biography/governors/white. Another focuses on his drawings and what they may have meant to people in his time (the late 1500s): http://ncpedia.org/culture/art/white-john.

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