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Nevis (island)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

 File

11 Postcard views of St. Kitts, Nevis, Canada and 2 copies Lord Nelson’s marriage certificate (includes personal correspondence), 1908 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 259/13/3
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Davis had a life-long interest in the history of the West Indies and more specifically of Barbados, and this collection comprises a vast body of material gathered by him from archives in Britain, the Caribbean and Europe. He contributed many historical articles to newspapers and periodicals in British Guiana, Barbados and the United States. His intention to compose a comprehensive history of the West Indies was frustrated by ill health.

Dates: 1908 - 1915
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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17th Century Nevis, St. Kitts and Montserrat wills at Somerset House, 1908 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 259/7/18
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Davis had a life-long interest in the history of the West Indies and more specifically of Barbados, and this collection comprises a vast body of material gathered by him from archives in Britain, the Caribbean and Europe. He contributed many historical articles to newspapers and periodicals in British Guiana, Barbados and the United States. His intention to compose a comprehensive history of the West Indies was frustrated by ill health.

Dates: 1908 - 1915
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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A cookery class at Charlestown Secondary Modern School, Nevis, 1955-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011R/72
Scope and Contents

148 x 116 mm. The lengthy captions on the reverse outline the education system in general and the curriculum studied at this school.

Dates: 1955-03
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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Bath House Hotel, Nevis, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30742A/3
Scope and Contents

211 x 160 mm. A view showing the square, stone building with a flag reading 'Bath House' flying from the roof. The hotel was presumably situated in Charlestown, the capital of Nevis.

Dates: 1900
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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Copy of ‘The Courier’, no. 8902, 19 June, 1820 on Governor Maxwell’s leave, 1820-06-19

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 263/5
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Loose papers and one newspaper from Patrick and his son James Colquhoun's correspondence files. RCMS 263/1-9 have a cover headed 'Nevis 1820' and RCMS 263/11-31 are in a similar cover '1832 West Indies'. Each has a note of contents, but these do not tally exactly with the items now present.

Dates: 1820-06-19
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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James Rymer, 'Description of the island of Nevis with an account of its principal diseases', (London, 1775), 1775

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 259/1/43
Scope and Contents

Incomplete.

Dates: 1775
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 of condolence to James Colquhoun on the death of Patrick Colquhoun from Magnus Morton and J. C. Mills, President of the Nevis Council, 29 June 1820, 1820-06-29

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 263/7
Scope and Contents

Includes a Resolution of the Council and Assembly, dated 22 June 1830, offering condolences, numbered RCMS 263/7b.

Dates: 1820-06-29
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 to James Colquhoun from John Huggins, Nevis, 14 October 1820, enclosing draft of £218.8.0, 1820-10-14

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 263/8
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Loose papers and one newspaper from Patrick and his son James Colquhoun's correspondence files. RCMS 263/1-9 have a cover headed 'Nevis 1820' and RCMS 263/11-31 are in a similar cover '1832 West Indies'. Each has a note of contents, but these do not tally exactly with the items now present.

Dates: 1820-10-14
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 to James Colquhoun from John Huggins, Nevis, 14 October 1820, enclosing draft of £218.8.0, 1820-10-14

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 263/9
Scope and Contents

This is a duplicate of RCMS 263/8.

Dates: 1820-10-14
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 to James Colquhoun from Magnus Morton, Speaker of the Nevis Assembly, 29 April 1820, with enclosures on the leave of Governor Maxwell, 1820-04-29

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 263/3
Scope and Contents

Enclosures numbered RCMS 263/3a-c.

Dates: 1820-04-29
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 to James Colquhoun from Messrs Daniell and Blon of Nevis, 26 May 1820, with enclosed testimony, seeking aid with commercial problems, 1820-05-26

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 263/6
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Loose papers and one newspaper from Patrick and his son James Colquhoun's correspondence files. RCMS 263/1-9 have a cover headed 'Nevis 1820' and RCMS 263/11-31 are in a similar cover '1832 West Indies'. Each has a note of contents, but these do not tally exactly with the items now present.

Dates: 1820-05-26
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 to Patrick and James Colquhoun from John Small, Colonial Secretary of Nevis, 5 May 1820, with enclosures on the death of George III and the accession of William IV, 1820-05-05

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 263/4
Scope and Contents

Enclosures are numbered RCMS 263/4a-c.

Dates: 1820-05-05
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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Letters, 1912-01-03 - 1912-12-21

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 36/4/7
Scope and Contents

These letters cover the final period of Bell’s tenure as Governor of Northern Nigeria and his appointment as Governor of the Leeward Islands. They discuss Bell’s response to what he regarded as an unjust demotion by the Colonial Secretary, Lewis Harcourt, over the Nigerian mission question. Bell also describes his official duties, including visits to the islands within his jurisdiction, his health and private interests (58 sheets).

Dates: 1912-01-03 - 1912-12-21
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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Letters, 1914-01-03 - 1914-04-25

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 36/4/9
Scope and Contents

Prominent subjects include official visits, the constitutional status of Dominica and the meeting of the Legislative Council (15 sheets).

Dates: 1914-01-03 - 1914-04-25
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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Nevis 1820, 1820

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 263/10
Scope and Contents

Contemporary folder listing numbers RCMS 263/3-8.

Dates: 1820
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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Nevis as a West Indian Resort, 1908 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 259/3/22
Scope and Contents

2 sheets.

Dates: 1908 - 1915
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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Nevis: correspondence, papers and programmes for visits, 1958 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HAIS 6/54
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The bulk of the collection consists of the papers of Lord Hailes as Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of the Federation of the West Indies, 1958-1962, showing, in fascinating detail, the working out of this experiment in federation. There are numerous papers relating to Lord Hailes's long tenure of office as Assistant, Deputy Chief, and finally Chief, Whip and these include many letters from his fellow Conservatives showing the high esteem in which they held him.Amongst the...
Dates: 1958 - 1961
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Individual closures of files are indicated in the catalogue.
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Nevis : Robert Bradshaw as farmer, 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Marnham GG/19
Scope and Contents From the File:

Contains slides covering most of the major islands of the group, both associated states and dependent territories. One relates to Marnham's official duties, the launch given to St Kitts in 1972.

Dates: 1970
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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Nevis Ruins of the Residence of Lord Nelson and his bride at Montpelier, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307A/59
Scope and Contents

225 x 180 mm. A photograph showing three islanders sitting on broken rocks outside the tumbling and overgrown boundary wall of Nelson’s house at Montpelier. It was in this house, while Captain of H.M.S. ‘Boreas’ and charged with upholding the Navigation Acts, which forbade trade with America, that Nelson married Frances Herbert Nisbet on March 11th 1787.

Dates: 1880 - 1889
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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Nevis : Zebu cattle, 1970-08

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Marnham GG/18
Scope and Contents From the File:

Contains slides covering most of the major islands of the group, both associated states and dependent territories. One relates to Marnham's official duties, the launch given to St Kitts in 1972.

Dates: 1970-08
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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Notes relating to the settlement of Barbados and St Christopher’s made at meetings of a Committee of the House of Commons 1646/1647 (from Rawlinson MS, No. 94), 1908 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 259/2/31
Scope and Contents

17 sheets.

Dates: 1908 - 1915
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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Obeah and fetishism, 1899 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 36/5/2
Scope and Contents Notes and news clippings collected by Bell during his research into Obeah and folk religion, including the following reports, publications and photographs:‘Copy of a letter written by Our Lord Jesus Christ’Copy of the Leeward Islands Obeah Act, 1904‘Folk-lore’, 26: 3 (1915)Hinde, Hildegarde, ‘Magic among certain East African tribes’, taken from an unidentified number of ‘The Empire review’Houblon, Grahame, ‘Two Indian ghost stories’, taken from an...
Dates: 1899 - 1948
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

West Indian documents

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 263
Scope and Contents

Loose papers and one newspaper from Patrick and his son James Colquhoun's correspondence files. RCMS 263/1-9 have a cover headed 'Nevis 1820' and RCMS 263/11-31 are in a similar cover '1832 West Indies'. Each has a note of contents, but these do not tally exactly with the items now present.

Dates: 1820 - 1832
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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