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Jamaica

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

 Series

Arcedeckne of Glevering papers, 1744-1848

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Vanneck-Arc
Scope and Contents This section relates to the Arcedeckne family, a self-contained sub-section of the wider Vanneck family papers, and relates to the family’s estates in Suffolk and plantations in Jamaica. Comprises family and business correspondence, 1757-1839, relating mostly to Andrew Arcedeckne (1691-1763), Chaloner Arcedeckne (1743-1809) and Andrew Arcedeckne (1780-1849), matters of estate management, the 1832 General Election, and other financial matters. The Glevering estate papers comprise property...
Dates: 1744-1848
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 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).
 Item

Bourbon & Mauritius / Timor / Jamaica / West Indies [distribution of fauna], 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 72: 66r
Scope and Contents

Note; by Charles Robert Darwin


(Note)

Dates: 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.
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Commonplace book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9581/1/23
Scope and Contents Mostly MS poems, with some printed carols and hymns, letters, agendas and sketches.HCGM, Ode: The Dorset Industrial Exhibition (Minerva Press, Exhibition Building, 1878); printed carols and hymns and songs sung at Fordington, c.1862-80; HCGM, printed hymn, ‘Easter Even’; HCGM, printed card, ‘The place of my tent’, 1919; HCGM, ‘Florence Nightingale, O.M.’, in Time and Talents News, n.d.; printed sheet, ‘Proposed re-seating of Fordington Church’, n.d.; printed sheet, The Moule...
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 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

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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Depositions in case Gregory v. Arcedeckne about water course in Jamaica called Plantation Garden River, 1772-1773

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Vanneck-Arc/3F/1
Scope and Contents From the Series: This section relates to the Arcedeckne family, a self-contained sub-section of the wider Vanneck family papers, and relates to the family’s estates in Suffolk and plantations in Jamaica. Comprises family and business correspondence, 1757-1839, relating mostly to Andrew Arcedeckne (1691-1763), Chaloner Arcedeckne (1743-1809) and Andrew Arcedeckne (1780-1849), matters of estate management, the 1832 General Election, and other financial matters. The Glevering estate papers comprise property...
Dates: 1772-1773
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 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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Letter from (Jeanie) Lucinda Musgrave to Sir George Howard Darwin; written at Jamaica, 1882-11-21

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 219.5: 47
Scope and Contents

Letter from (Jeanie) Lucinda Musgrave to Sir George Howard Darwin; written at Jamaica


(Letter)

Dates: 1882-11-21
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.
 File

Letter from Malcolm Laing to William Philip Perrin regarding the sale of enslaved people at Hallhead plantation, Jamaica, 21 July 1780

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9750/195-196
Scope and Contents

Comprises letter from Laing in Jamaica to Perrin in London, with detail of 19 enslaved people to be sold from Hallhead Plantation, adjoining Blue Mountain [owned by Perrin] in the parish of St Thomas in the East, Jamaica. The enclosed note lists the names of individual enslaved people with a valuation ascribed to each.

Dates: 21 July 1780
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 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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Letter from [unidentified] [illeg]acker E to [Sir George Howard Darwin?]; written at Jamaica, 1886-11-23

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 210.14: 65
Scope and Contents

Letter from [unidentified] [illeg]acker E to [Sir George Howard Darwin?]; written at Jamaica


(Letter)

Dates: 1886-11-23
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.
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NS I Glacial Period-45 Note, 1862-04-20

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 50: E54r
Scope and Contents

Brazil 6000-7000ft / Sandwich Is / Jamaica / Cape of Good Hope / Australian Alps [lists of species found there]


Note; by Charles Robert Darwin


(Note)

Dates: 1862-04-20
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.
 Fonds

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).
 Fonds

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

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).
 Fonds

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).

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