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West Indies Papers

Identifier: MS Group 012

Scope and Content

Correspondence, receipts, warrants, accounts. Correspondence of the various colonial governors of the British West Indies, together with financial accounts and pay warrants, during the latter part of the 18th and the early half of the 19th centuries. Most are in English, including those from foreign colonies dating from periods of British occupation. Among the signatories are the Earl of Balcarres, John Dalling, and Sir John Vaughan. It is not known if the collection duplicates material in the Public Records Office, London.

Arranged alphabetically by country: Antigua, Bahamas, Bermuda, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Islands (general), Martinique, St. Christopher's, St. Eustatius, St. Lucia, St. Vincent's, Surinam-Dutch Guiana, Tobago, Trinidad, West Indies (general), and the Windward Islands.


  • Creation: 1771-1829


The collection is open for research.


0.4 Linear feet (1 Box)

Language of Materials



Correspondence of the various colonial governors of the British West Indies together with financial accounts and pay warrants.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Alternate Form of Material

Digital reproductions of items in this collection are available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

Related Material

See also the papers of Frank R. Crumbie, a customs inspector in Haiti during the early 20th Century.

A Guide to the West Indies Papers
Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff
November 2004
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Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America