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Historical notes, 1884 - 2011

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 259/13

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

Davis had a life-long interest in the history of the West Indies and more specifically of Barbados, and this collection comprises a vast body of material gathered by him from archives in Britain, the Caribbean and Europe. He contributed many historical articles to newspapers and periodicals in British Guiana [Guyana], Barbados and the United States. His intention to compose a comprehensive history of the West Indies was frustrated by ill health. Titles and captions, including the names of institutions, have been recorded as found and may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation.


  • Creation: 1884 - 2011


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials


Finding aid date

2011-08-05 13:50:09+00:00

Repository Details

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