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Caribbean Documents Collection

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Box 2

The Invisible Billionaire typescript

Box 4

Case 12

Diaries

Box 6

La nouvelle Haiti tribune

Maps



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Caribbean Documents Collection, 1542-1959 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Rudo Kemper

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Collection Overview

Title: Caribbean Documents Collection, 1542-1959Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: ASM0570

Extent: 8.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Documents, Historical maps, Letters, Property records, Registers (lists), Typescripts

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of correspondence and documents (ex. property transactions including slave registers) from the various islands of the Caribbean such as Jamaica, Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Christopher, Trinidad and Tobago from the 16th to the 19th century. The collection is further enhanced by the acquisition of antique maps from cartographers such as Linschoten and Sanson.

Subject/Index Terms

Caribbean Area - Economic conditions
Caribbean Area - Maps
Ludwig, Daniel Keith, 1897-1992
Shields, Jerry
Slavery - Caribbean Area

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Caribbean Documents Collection Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

Related Materials: See also the Caribbean and South American Ephemera Collection (ASM0001), the Historical Documents Collection (ASM0566), the Latin America Documents Collection (ASM460), the Jamaica Manuscripts Collection (ASM0320), and the Florida Documents Collection (ASM0567).

Preferred Citation: Caribbean Documents Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Processing Information: Box 1 Folders 24-27 added from Historical Documents Collection, May 2011.

Finding Aid Revision History:

Laura Capell, May 2011.

Detailed descriptions of the Slave Registers were added by CAAD Interns Benjamin Morris and Dykisha Potter, under the supervision of Manuscripts Librarian, Beatrice C. Skokan, Sping 2013.

Other Note: Container list by Marcia Evanson and Grace Castro.

Container List (PDF): http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/legacy/asm0570CL.pdf


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Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Antigua D.: Copy of Mr. Hooper's Account, c.1805Add to your cart.

2 page document.

Copy of Mr. Hooper's account. This copy was sent to Matthew Christian of the island of Antigua. Mr. Hooper mentions that his annuity is in the life of his daughter Elizabeth, and son George.

Folder 2: London.: Hooper, LS to Justin Casamayor, May 6, 1819Add to your cart.

4 page document.

Letter from Mr. Hooper to Justin Casamayor.  The author of this letter is seeking to obtain the arrears of interest due from Mr. Christian's estate.

Folder 3: London.: Casamayor, Justinian, ALS to George Hooper Esq., May 14, 1819Add to your cart.
2 page document.
Folder 4: London.: Mr. Newman, ALS to George Hooper, November 18, 1820Add to your cart.

2 page document.

The author of this letter, Mr. Newman, was the Executor and Joint Trustee to Justinian Casamayor. In this letter, Mr. Newman references the death of Justinian Casamayor, and requests for George Hooper to attend the Countinghouse at 33 Great St. Helen's Bishopsgate Street.

Folder 5: D.: Balanced Account of Justin Casaymayor, c. 1822Add to your cart.

3 page document.

This document shows balance due from the estate of Justinian Casamayor from 1820 to 1822.

Folder 6: D.: Newman's Account Balance, c. 1828Add to your cart.

3 page document.

This document shows Newman's account balance from 1822 to 1828. He is mentioned as the agent to the account.

Folder 7: London.: Newman, ALS to George Hooper, July 24, 1824Add to your cart.

2 page document.

In this letter, Mr. Newman tells Mr. Hooper that he is expecting to make a payment within the following week equaling to the amount of three quarter of a year. He also mentions that he is expecting a further remittance to be made from Antigua.

Folder 8: London.: Newman, ALS to George Hooper, May 1828Add to your cart.

3 page document.

In this letter, Mr. Newman tells Mr. Hooper that the annuity account upon the estates of Mr. Christian has been enclosed. He also mentions that the crops of the current and previous year were not good.

Mr. Newman also enclosed a continuation of Mr. Hooper's account with Mr. Casamayor.

Folder 9: ALS.: Letter from E.T. Bunn, July 30, 1832Add to your cart.

4 page document.

In this letter, Mr. Bunn mentions that the Antigua claims will receive his closest attention. He also writes that he has met with Mr. Newman.

Folder 10: London.: E.T. Bunn, ALS to George Hooper, March 3, 1833Add to your cart.

Includes transcript, 3 pages.

In this letter, Mr. Bunn tells Mr. Hooper that he will receive the half-year payment in less than two months, pending on whether a bill comes in during that period.

Folder 11: London.: E.T. Bunn, ALS to George Hooper, September 3, 1832Add to your cart.

Includes transcript, 2 page document.

This letter references a stir that took place in the West Indies. Mr. Bunn also mentions giving Mr. Newman a receipt and says he will take care of the deed.

Folder 12: E.T. Bunn, ALS to George Hooper, [August 10, 1834]Add to your cart.

Includes transcript, 2 page document.

In this letter, Mr. Bunn thanks Mr. Hooper for a notice in regards to his daughters. He also mentions that Mr. Newman is in correspondence with the Shands in hopes of obtaining a remittance.

Folder 13: London.: E.T. Bunn, ALS to Mr. Hooper, January 28, 1834Add to your cart.

Includes transcript, 3 page document.

In this letter, Mr. Bunn advises Mr. Hooper to make his position clear on the compensation he intends to receive from his West Indian affair, and warns him that his security won't avail to anything if he allows his compensation to be received by proprietors of the Estates. This was in relation to the fact that slaves were being granted their freedom throughout the colonies.

Mr. Bunn also mentions that ship owners will not be disposed to support Mr. Hooper's proposition for another harbor.

Folder 14: Liverpool.: Letter from Mr. Shand, November 2, 1834Add to your cart.

Includes transcript, 2 page document.

The author of this letter, Mr. Shand, is the general agent for the Biffins of the Valley Estate. He mentions that a portion of the annuities has been attached to the Estate, which was a copy of the transmitted account.

Folder 15: Antigua D.: Mr. Hooper's Annuity Amount, N.D.Add to your cart.

1 page document.

This document mentions George Hooper's annuity amount. It also lists plantations and the number of slaves on each one.

Folder 16: L.: Extract of a Letter from Mr. Cooper, N.D.Add to your cart.

1 page document.

Extract of a letter from Mr. Cooper regarding two bills that are expected to be paid.

Folder 17: Sydenham ALS.: Letter from Mr. Bunn, N.D.Add to your cart.

1 page document.

In this letter, Mr. Bunn mentions that he has urged Mr. Newman to prepare without delay for an arrangement of compensation money by opening a correspondence with owners of the Estate.

Folder 18: L.: Extract from a Letter, N.D.Add to your cart.

1 page document. The author of the letter is not mentioned.

The author of this letter asks the reader to investigate an account that Mr. Newman is expected to exhibit.

Folder 19: D.: Account Balance and Meeting of Annuitants, c. 1820Add to your cart.

2 page document.

The first page of this document includes an account balance. On the back of the document, there is a small paragraph written by James Newman, who has requested that George Hooper attend a meeting of annuitants. This is in relation to the death of Mr. Justinian Casamayor, surviving trustee to the annuitants on the Estates.

Folder 20: D.: Annuity Account of Justinian Casamayor, November 30, 1820Add to your cart.

2 page document.

The first page of this document lists the annuity account for Justinian Casamayor.

Folder 21: Puerto Rico: Marxist-Leninists for an Independent Puerto Rico, 1977Add to your cart.

Minutes of MLIP meeting

MLC summary of and proposals for work in MLIP first and second draft

political statement of marxist-leninists for an independent Puerto Rico

recommendation for withdrawal from the Puerto Rican solidarity committee

statement of criticisms of the political views of the Puerto Rican solidarity committee

Folder 22: Puerto Rico: The arrests of David and Vicente "Panama" Alba & the struggle of the Puerto Rican people for independence and national liberation, August 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Barbados: Letter from Timonthy Blenman, July 17, 1759Add to your cart.
Letter from Timonthy Blenman, a plantation owner, about the British and french hostilities in the colonial west indies during the seven years war.
Folder 24: Puerto Rico: Typecript: "Interview with Rafael Cancel Miranda", 1975Add to your cart.

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