A rare book at Stratford

Virginia Dare was born this day in 1587 at the short-lived Roanoke Colony in North Carolina–the first child born in the New World of English parents. Her grandfather, artist John White, found no trace of his granddaughter when he returned from England with supplies 3 years later. Stratford’s rare book collection contains a vellum-bound book, dated 1590, that includes engravings made from White’s watercolors of the native peoples and landscapes encountered.