Slavery -- Jamaica
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: GEN MSS 150
Overview: The papers primarily document the administration of the debt-burdened estate of Auchinleck after the death of Sir Alexander Boswell in 1822. They include business and legal correspondence; accounts, receipts, valuations and other estate records; the process of the settlement of Sir Alexander Boswell's heritable estate; and other financial and personal papers.The papers also contain material pertaining to the related family of Douglas of Garallan, including land records, financial papers,...
Dates: 1634-1960, bulk 1822-1857
Call Number: OSB MSS 176
Scope and Contents: The papers consist of diaries, weather journals, commonplace books, reading notes and other material documenting the life, work and intellectual interests of the Jamaican plantation overseer and slaveowner Thomas Thistlewood. This highly detailed record of his activities as an overseer and later owner of numerous slaves contains information on his criteria for the purchase and sale of slaves, methods of assigning work, allotment of provisions, the illness and death rate among them, and detailed...