Samuel Collier was one of four young boys who arrived in Virginia with the first 104 settlers in 1607. Because he could read and write he served as John Smith's page, rather like a secretary. Samuel survived those hard early years, unlike many others. Although no diary or journal of Samuel has survived we have used historical records to imagine what Samuel might have written concerning his adventures and hardships in the New World. To access Samuel Collier's diary entries about his life in Virginia, select the Samuel Collier's Diary link below.
Last updated: April 5, 2015