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William Crosbie Estate Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS Group 228

Scope and Content

The William Crosbie Estate Papers, dated 1792-1816, include correspondence concerning Crosbie's estate and the land of his agent/manager, John Otto Bayer, in Antigua. The letters document the activities and attitudes of plantation operators and slave owners in the English Caribbean colony of Antigua around the start of the 19th Century. The letters mostly concern financial and operational matters pertaining to the plantations, such as expenses, property values, debts, loans, securities, deeds, slaves, stock, crops, rum and sugar. Other correspondents and individuals referenced in the documents include Lord Moira, Admiral McDouall, Gilbert Jones (esquire), Colonel Handfield, John Crosbie (heir), Charles Crosbie, James Wood Bursar (St. Johns, Cambridge), Lady Amelia Carpenter, Colonel Knox, General Marsh, the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle, and Baron Deimar. The papers are filed chronologically.

Dates

  • 1792-1816

Creator

Access

The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Crosbie was a major general in the British Army during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. He died in 1797 and his heir was John Crosbie.

Extent

0.4 Linear feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The William Crosbie Estate Papers include correspondence concerning his estate and also his agent/manager, John Otto Bayer's land in Antigua.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Alternate Form of Material

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Title
A Guide to the William Crosbie Estate Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by Dept. Staff
Date
August 2007
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is written in English.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America
352-273-2755