[Marriage settlement between Charles Philips and Elizabeth Spence]
- [Marriage settlement between Charles Philips and Elizabeth Spence]
- Published / Created
- 1772 August 13
- A collection of manuscript deeds, wills, leases, letters, and other legal and financial documents concerning eighteenth- and nineteenth-century estates and plantations on fourteen islands in the British West Indies: Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Carriacou, Haiti, Jamaica, Nevis, New Providence, Saint Christopher (Saint Kitts), Saint Vincent, Tobago, Tortola, and Trinidad. Prominent among the landowners represented in the collection are Clotworthy Upton, Lord Templetown, who owned estates on Grenada, and Christopher Bethell Codrington of Clare Hall on Antigua. Several of the documents in the collection include references to, or contain schedules of, slaves on the estates. Most of the manuscripts are listed in Volumes II and III of Caribbeana (London: Mitchell Hughes and Clark, 1910-1919), and have printed descriptions clipped from a sales catalogue attached to their versos.
Finding aid available.
Source unknown. Possibly formerly owned by James Coleman, genealogical and antiquarian manuscripts vendor, London.
- 78 x 62 cm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- GEN MSS 1412
- Collection Title
- British Caribbean documents
- Collection Date
- 1664-1857 (Bulk 1765-1825)
- Container / Volume Information
- Box 3 | Folder 36
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Deeds--West Indies--18th century.
Financial records--West Indies--18th century.
Parchment (animal material)--England--18th century.
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Geographic)
Nevis--Economic conditions--18th century.
Saint Kitts and Nevis--Economic conditions--18th century.
- Subject (Topic)
Administration of estates--West Indies.
Plantation owners--West Indies.
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- British Caribbean Documents. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. and Oliver, Vere Langford. Caribbeana.