Collection ASM0320 - Jamaica Manuscripts collection

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Jamaica Manuscripts collection


  • 1774-1950 (Creation)


2 Boxes

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The Jamaica Manuscripts Collection contains 20 documents, most of which concern Jamaica in a variety of ways (others are regarding the British West Indies at large). Included, among other things, are plantation records, correspondence, journals, official documents such as power of attorney documents and affidavits, notes on the climate of Jamaica, and Spanish reports on English possessions.  Some of these are originals, where others are later 20th century documents about Jamaica or typescripts of letters.

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This collection is open for research.

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Jamaica Manuscripts Collection Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

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  • English
  • Spanish

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See also Thomas Jefferson Collection (ASM0569), the Caribbean Documents Collection (ASM0570), the Latin America Documents Collection (ASM460), the Historical Documents Collection (ASM0566), and the Florida Documents Collection (ASM0567).

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