Running the West Indies: British records from West Indian countries under colonial rule

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Caribbean colonial statistics from the British Empire, 1824-1950

Caribbean Blue Books, 1824-1950
For the most part these statistical records cover the years... explore collection...

Canada, America & the West Indies imports and exports to the UK, 1678-1825

Naval Office Shipping Lists, 1678-1825
Naval office shipping lists were compiled by British naval officers... explore collection...

Scottish trade with Africa and the West Indies in the early 18th century, 1694-1709

Papers of the Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies, 1694-1709
This collection contains the financial and administrative records of the... explore collection...

Slavery in Jamaica, records from a family of slave owners, 1686-1860

Papers relating to the Jamaican estates of the Goulburn family of Betchworth House
This collection contains records detailing the Goulburn family’s ownership of... explore collection...

The West Indies: slavery, plantations and trade, 1759-1832

Jamaican material in the Slebech papers
Nathaniel Phillips owned several slave plantations in Jamaica during the... explore collection...

The West Indies in Records from colonial missionaries, 1704-1950

West Indies material in the archives of the USPG, 1704-1950
This missionary work contrasted with the same Society owning slaves... explore collection...

Antigua, slavery and emancipation in the records of a sugar plantation, 1689-1907

Tudway of Wells Antiguan Estate papers, 1689-1907
This collection contains records pertaining to the Tudway family’s ownership... explore collection...


See narrative accounts from missionaries combine with colonial statistics to create a picture of these former colonies' development. Learn how owners of an Antiguan sugar plantation adapted to emancipation, and witness the nature of missionaries' roles in the slave trade. Together, these collections reveal how governments, slave owners and missionaries shaped the development of these countries over three centuries.

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Dates Covered


Subjects Covered

  • Afghan
  • African
  • Asian
  • Australasian
  • Australian
  • British
  • Caribbean
  • Colonial
  • Eygptian
  • History
  • Indian
  • Israeli
  • Middle East
  • Missionaries
  • Missionary
  • Nigerian
  • Palestinian
  • Politics
  • Slavery
  • Unions
  • Usa
  • Warfare
  • West Indian
  • Ww1
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Countries Covered

  • Afghanistan
  • Antigua
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • England
  • Eygpt
  • Guiana
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Lebanon
  • Leeward Islands
  • Montserrat
  • Nevis
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Palestine
  • Syria
  • Trinidad
  • United Kingdom
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  • Bodleian Library
  • British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru
  • National Archives
  • National Library of Scotland
  • Somerset Record Office
  • Surrey History Centre
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