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Jamaica Manuscripts collection, 1774-1950 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Rudo Kemper

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Title: Jamaica Manuscripts collection, 1774-1950Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1774-1950

ID: ASM0320

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Account books, Books, Letters, Manuscripts, Reports, Typescripts

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Jamaica Manuscripts Collection contains 20 documents, most of which concern Jamaica in a variety of ways (others are regarding the British West Indies at large). Included, among other things, are plantation records, correspondence, journals, official documents such as power of attorney documents and affidavits, notes on the climate of Jamaica, and Spanish reports on English possessions.  Some of these are originals, where others are later 20th century documents about Jamaica or typescripts of letters.

Subject/Index Terms

Cropper, James, 1773-1840
Jamaica - History - To 1962
Plantations - Jamaica
Shirley, William, 1694-1771
West Indies, British - History

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Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Jamaica Manuscripts Collection Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

Related Materials: See also Thomas Jefferson Collection (ASM0569), the Caribbean Documents Collection (ASM0570), the Latin America Documents Collection (ASM460), the Historical Documents Collection (ASM0566), and the Florida Documents Collection (ASM0567).

Preferred Citation: Jamaica Manuscripts Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Finding Aid Revision History: Container list by Marcia Evanson.

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