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Jamaica--History--19th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Consulado de S. M. Catolica en Jamaica letters

Identifier: SC 01788
Content Description

Four letters from the Letters sent from the offices of the Consulado de S. M. Catolica en Jamaica to the Capitan General de la Isla de Cuba. They were written by consular officers Antonio Brosa and Carlos Duquesnay. Brosa and Duquesnay report on "disorder" and "disruptions" they attribute to enslaved people and "los emancipados."

Dates: March 28th, 1839 - August 23rd, 1842

Robert Monroe Harrison Report on Labor Conditions in Jamaica Presented to Abel P. Upshur

Identifier: SC 00606
Scope and Contents MSV Single Item. This is a 47 page report on labor conditions in the Island of Jamaica.  Submitted by Robert Monroe Harrison, American consul at Kingston, Jamaica, to Abel P. Upshur, US Secretary of State. Dated October 11, 1843 Item was received with the Tucker Papers.  Presented by Mr. and Mrs. George P. Coleman, Williamsburg, VA, August 27, 1938. NOTE: page 36 is blank There is a pdf file and each page scanned on: Z:\\Robert...
Dates: 1843 October 11; Majority of material found in October 11, 1843

Jamaica Plantation Strike Letter

Identifier: SC 01706
Content Description

A one page letter with a cover sheet from a plantation in Jamaica that mentions a strike. Signed, but the name is hard to make out. Most likely James Townson, but "Thomas" is written in the lower left.

Dates: February 14th, 1842

James Townson letters

Identifier: SC 01621
Scope and Contents Collection of 33 letters which detail the economic issues concerning the effective production on a sugar plantation in Kingston, Jamaica immediately after the abolition of slavery in that country. Included in the correspondence is a period of time referred to as the "apprentice" system which was not a successful endeavor. The letters span a period of 13 years and follow the progress of the plantation that Townson managed for absentee owners. They detail his disillusionment with the English...
Dates: 1833-1846

Spanish American War Diary of a Member of a Hospital Corps Humanitarian Mission

Identifier: SC 00817
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary by a Hospital Corps man detailing repeated trips to Cuba between December 5, 1898 and May, 1899. He was chosen from a Hospital Corps School in Washington, D.C. (Established in 1898, often called "Old Naval Hospital") to be among twelve sent on a humanitarian mission to Cuba. He sails from New York to Cuba on the Bay State Hospital Ship, which is delayed after an explosion within fifty feet of the diarist. The Bay State Hospital Ship was a...
Dates: 1898-1899