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Anduze family papers

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 395

Content Description

Business and family papers of the Anduzes, a Euro-Trinidadian or 'local-white' family of San Fernando, Trinidad, from the early to mid 20th century. Includes company papers of Jules T. Anduze Plantations, company papers of Leonard Anduze, family wills and legal papers, and research notes gathered by Leonard Anduze on the early history of Trinidad. There are very few personal papers and just one photograph.


  • Creation: 1895 - 2000

Biographical / Historical

Jules T. Anduze (1850-1932) was a cocoa plantation owner in southern Trinidad in late 19th and early 20th century. The two main plantations were ‘El Perial’ and ‘San Jose’. He established Jules T. Anduze Plantations as a limited company in 1929 to manage various properties and estates, mostly in the ward of Erin in the south of Trinidad. Jules Anduze married Carmen Rios (Maria del Carmen Rios de Los, 1854-1946); their son Felix Leonard Anduze (1885-1962) was married to Mercedes Cabrera (Ana Maria de Las Mercedes Cabrera y Nyer, 1891-1958). Felix Anduze inherited his father’s estates. A severe hurricane in 1933 eradicated much of the Anduze family fortune and the estates were wound down by 1947. The Anduzes still held considerable property and through Felix Leonard Valentine (Leonard or ‘Lenny’) Anduze (1920-2009) established a number of oil and drilling companies. Lenny Anduze, who had lived on Coffee Street in San Fernando, left Trinidad in the mid-1960s, settling initially in Alassio, Italy, before moving to Tillingham in Essex, where he died in 2009. Lenny Anduze published two books: ‘When the lion stumbled: a history of the St Ann’s and the Fondes Amandes valleys of Trinidad, 1779-1932’ (1989) and ‘Drinking with the gods: stories from a cocoa plantation in the West Indies’ (2000, self-published).


0.45 cubic metre(s) (18 archive boxes and 2 outsize items)

Language of Materials



As far as possible, Lenny Anduze's file titles have been retained. The use of an original file title is indicated by the use of single quotation marks in the title of a catalogue entry. The papers were in a state of some disarray and the donor was not able to supply any accompanying notes to aid arrangement.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Anne Burden, partner of Felix Leonard Valentine Anduze (1920-2009), per Peter Young in two tranches, in 2012 and 2017.

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Repository Details

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