The West Indies: slavery, plantations and trade, 1759-1832
Includes a variety of financial documents such as account, receipt and cash books, inventories and valuations, as well as other business records in the form of instructions on tasks to be performed by agents and slaves, bills of lading, etc.
Unbound letters, but with a couple of letter books also, some of a social nature but chiefly relating to the running of the Phillips' estates in Jamaica and to the West Indies trade. The earlier items up to c. 1770 are addressed to Nathaniel Phillips in Kingston, whereas the remainder...
Comprising mostly drafts and copies of Nathaniel Phillips' will, along with some conveyances and leases on his Jamaican estates, this group of documents also includes some material about their ownership by his heirs during the century following his death in 1813.
Includes a number of diaries, as well as documents relating to the defence of Jamaica, and papers pertaining to a duel.