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Sir George Pocock: Letters to him on Jamaica and Barbados

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9323

Scope and Contents

15 letters to Pocock concerning a lawsuit to obtain money from an estate at Milford, Jamaica, and to eject the tenant, Clibborn; and Joshua Kyte's application for Pocock's influence in getting the post of Waiter and Aid-Searcher of the Customs in Barbados for Henry Whitaker. There are nine letters from Joseph Pickering; one from [ ] Biscoe, a lawyer; and five from Joshua Kyte.



'Milford' is listed as an estate or plantation in Jamaica, with a group of enslaved people, on the Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slavery database (see https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/estates/). Neither George Pocock nor Joshua Kyte are listed as owners or associated people, and there is no explicit link between Pocock and enslavement.

Dates

  • 1769-1775

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

1 envelope(s)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased 1995.

Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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