Heart of Sir Geo. Somers here interred, 1910
Scope and Contents
101 x 151 mm. Showing the tablet erected in 1875 to Sir George Somers near the spot where his heart was interred in Bermuda. Somers was wrecked in Bermuda in 1609 and after building another boat on the island left with supplies for the Virginia Company's settlement at Jamestown (his original mission). On arrival they found the settlers starving and Somers volunteered to return to Bermuda for more supplies. He died however in Bermuda in1610, urging his men on his deathbed to return to Virginia with the promised supplies (a request they ignored). The tablet speaks of his attempts to 'carry succour to the infant and suffering plantations now the State of Virginia.'
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- From the Fonds: Great Britain. Colonial Office. Visual Instruction Committee (Organization)
- From the Fonds: Fisher, Alfred Hugh, 1867 -1945 (artist and photographer) (Person)