Manuscripts online at the Beinecke Collection of the Lesser Antilles

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The Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection of Hamilton College

I stumbled across this fantastic collection of digitised manuscripts today. The Beinecke Collection is held by the Hamilton College Library. They have digitised hundreds of manuscripts from the 16th-19th century relating to the Lesser Antilles – the documents include maps, correspondence, legal documents and plantation reports. A document which particularly interests me is Grenada’s Book of Patents for 1765 to 1770, which is digitised in its entirety:) I’m constantly amazed at the online resources I can stumble across as I research places far away from my desk in Australia.

Click here to access the Collection.

The picture is from the Beinecke Collection. I’ll publish a separate blogpost about the picture collection because it’s wonderful!

 

 

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  1. A great resource but frustratingly (as always seems to be the case) there is stuff there that I had to arrange copies of and now lo and behold – on the web!!
    Research has its ups and downs. I trust yours is going along swimmingly.

    cheers
    Bob

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