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Jamaica

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:

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Papers on seismology and photography, 1876 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/232
Scope and Contents (1) Papers on photography Letter from the Minister for Commerce and Industry in France, 1889, inviting the Astronomer Royal to the Photographic Congress in March 1889.Correspondence with the Photographic Society of Great Britain, 1890, regarding a lecture wanted by them, which E.W. Maunder agreed to give.Proof of an abstract of a paper by Captain W. de W. Abney titled 'Transmission of Sunlight through Earth's Atmosphere', 1892.(2) Papers on...
Dates: 1876 - 1914
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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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Papers relating to MT's speech at lunch given by the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Kingston, 18 July 1987, 1987-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 5/1/5/478
Scope and Contents

For the text of the speech see Oxford University Press CD Rom edition of MT’s Complete Public Statements CD Ref: 87/342

Dates: 1987-07
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in October 2017 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Personal Papers of Ena Burton, 1907 - 2013

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Burton
Scope and Contents The papers listed here include a miscellany of personal and biographical materials, including certificates, wartime memoirs and some photographs, together with a significant collection of letters, mostly those written by Ena Burton to her parents from 1937 to 1948. The papers also include two items which are personal papers of Ena Burton’s mother, Eva Mary Burton (née Underwood, 1888-1991, Eva was, like her daughter, a teacher): one is Eva’s Teacher’s Copy of Service Book, which has been...
Dates: 1907 - 2013
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Press conference on NK's return from Jamaica, 1986-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 26/2/28
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: Labour's policy on nuclear disarmament (side 1); Britain's relations with Jamaica and the Commonwealth, particularly South Africa (side 2); overseas aid, international development policy and the payment of overseas debt (side 2).

Dates: 1986-09
Conditions Governing Access: Low volume on side 1.
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Rough notes on the workings of Mr Harrison's time-keeper, 1765

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/152: 1-3
Scope and Contents

These include queries made by Maskelyne to John Harrison, with notes on Harrison's replies. The notes were numbered by Maskelyne for subsequent reordering.

Dates: 1765
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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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Transcript of interview: Denis Doble, 2004

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 84
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2004
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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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).
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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).
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