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David Binnie: World tour diaries and photographs

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8558-8560
Dates: 1873-1874
Conditions Governing Access: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Sir George Pocock: Letters to him on Jamaica and Barbados

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...
Dates: 1769-1775
Conditions Governing Access: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Vanneck of Heveningham papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Vanneck
Scope and Contents A substantial number of the records within the collection concern the administration of the various estates and manors before their purchase by Vanneck. There are lengthy series of medieval court records for the manors of Aldham, Cratfield, Huntingfield, Laxfield, and Leiston Abbey, dating from the 13th century. A few medieval account rolls, rentals and surveys also survive. There is a volume for a Court of “Hethwarmot” (c1504-1518), which dealt with matters relating to right of wreck, ie...
Dates: 1180-1942 (1180 is an approximation for 'late 12C deeds')
Conditions Governing Access: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds — Box: Add.7721/Box 1

Wiles Family: correspondence and genealogical papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7721
Scope and Contents Family correspondence and genealogical papers of the Wiles Family, originally of Holywell near Stamford in Lincolnshire, then of Jamaica, London and Cambridge. There are letters from three sons of Henry Wiles (1729-1815), a gardener at Holywell, who settled in Jamaica: James (1768-1851) was superintendent of the Botanic Gardens in Kingston, Jamaica, and was joined by two of his brothers, Henry (1771-1846) and John (1778-1842). All three were plantation owners with enslaved labourers, and are...
Dates: 1791 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Will of James Dawkins (copy), Clarendon, Jamaica

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Doc.1233
Scope and Contents Probate and copy of will, in English, dated 5 Jun. 1755. Summarised as follows: 'leaves his manor of Laverstoke and all his plantations, sugar-works, slaves, implements in Clarendon, Jamaica, British West Indies to his only brother Henry Dawkins'. Appointed his uncle, John Pennant, and friends Roger Drake and Beeston Long as executors of his will in Britain, and his brother, Henry Dawkins, and friends Charles Price, Henry Moore and Edward Morant as executors for his Jamaican property. The...
Dates: 5 June 1755
Conditions Governing Access: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Zoology of Jamaica

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7040
Dates: 1846
Conditions Governing Access: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).