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British History in the Rubenstein Library: Empire


Sir Anthony Musgrave papers, 1739-1966.
British colonial official, of East Grinstead, Sussex, England. Sir Anthony Musgrave's papers, correspondence, dispatches, and writings, pertain principally to the administration of various colonial governments, particularly Jamaica, 1877-1883, but also St. Vincent, 1861-1864; Newfoundland, 1864-1869, British Columbia, 1869-1872, Natal, 1872, South Australia, 1873, and Queensland, 1883-1888.

Records of sugar and livestock plantations in St. Mary's Parish, Jamaica. The material prior to 1837 is chiefly plantation records. Later papers include letters from managers of the estate to the owners describing crop conditions, trouble with freed Negroes in 1838, the importation of coolies in 1846, sugar traders' reaction to the repeal of the corn laws in that year,etc.

Baron Charles Wallace Alexander Napier Ross Cochrane-Baillie Lamington Papers, 1903-1908.
Member, House of Commons (1886-1890); governor of Queensland (1895-1901), and of Bombay (1903-1907).  Papers relating to Lord Lamington's governorship of Bombay, India. Letters and administrative notes concern budget surpluses and recommendations for local use; development of a program for inoculation against the plague; administrative and diplomatic matters in India;