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Articles of capitulation of Dominica and St Kitts, 1781 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 240/18

Scope and Contents

The original articles of capitulation of Dominica and St Kitts and a petition from the inhabitants of the latter, with two further copies of each document. The papers are in French, and are accompanied by an undated one-page note describing their contents.


  • Creation: 1781 - 1950

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1 folder(s) (1 folder) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Other Finding Aids

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 137.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The provenance of the collection is unknown.


Evans Lewin, 'Tercentenary of St Kitts' in 'United empire', vol. XIV, 1923, pp. 212-214, describes the second and third documents and includes a photograph of the latter. The articles in item 2 are transcribed from the Minutes of the St Kitts Council in Sir A. Burns, 'History of the British West Indies' (1965), pp. 782-784.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from Donald Simpson's R.C.S. catalogue.



Finding aid date

2004-01-12 12:14:48+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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