Gambia was first known by the British as Bathurst. Earlier books of statistics refer to the 'Colony of Bathurst and its dependencies, River Gambia'. Over time this name was shortened to Bathurst Gambia, then to Gambia. These records tell Gambia's history through its population data, accounts and lists of officers. Details of its trading partners and social services are also in these records. The books each have a contents page at the front so that you can see if the data set you need is in that book.