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Lesser Antilles (Beinecke)

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The Beinecke Collection is the pièce de résistance of the Hamilton College Library collections. It is the preeminent collection of materials on the Lesser Antilles, largely from the 16th-19th centuries. This online collection includes more than 18,000 pages of rare original plantation reports, correspondence, oil paintings and watercolors. This collection was originally developed by Walter Beinecke, Jr., and donated to the Hamilton College Library.


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"Manpool" on notepaper printed "Capron House, Midhurst. . .m 1841?
"Manpool" on notepaper printed "Capron House, Midhurst. . .m 1841?
"Manpool" on notepaper printed "Capron House, Midhurst. . .m 1841?, M535.
Marginalia -- Barbados--Weekes family -- History -- 19th century--West Indies -- History, estate records
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), financial records
George C. Pile to Col. W. H. Watson. ALS, 4p., Original digital object name: bei-m535p, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
"Memorandm, that mr: Iames Stapleton, the Son of his Excie:William Stapleton Captt. Generall &c Was borne upon this Island of Nevis the 24th. day of Septr. …
"Memorandm, that mr: Iames Stapleton, the Son of his Excie:William Stapleton Captt. Generall &c Was borne upon this Island of Nevis the 24th. day of Septr. …
"Memorandm, that mr: Iames Stapleton, the Son of his Excie:William Stapleton Captt. Generall &c Was borne upon this Island of Nevis the 24th. day of Septr. …, M20. [Stapleton family]
Fenton, Thomas, d. 1734 (Author), Stapleton, William, Baronet, d. 1686 (Contributor), Stapleton, Anne Russell, d. 1722 (Contributor), Stapleton, Ann, 1675-after 1730 (Contributor), Stapleton, Frances, 1681-after 1722 (Contributor), Stapleton, James, 1672- (Contributor), Stapleton, Louise, 1679-after 1686 (Contributor), Stapleton, Miles, 1677-1730 (Contributor), Stapleton, William, Baronet, 1674-1700 (Contributor), Leeward Islands. Governor (1672-1685 : Stapleton) (Contributor)
Registers of births, etc. -- Saint Kitts and Nevis -- Early works to 1800--West Indies -- History, birth records--autographs (manuscripts)
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), legal documents
"Memorandm, that mr: Iames Stapleton,..." [first line], "Memorandm, that mr: Iames Stapleton, the Son of his Excie:William Stapleton Captt. Generall &c Was borne upon this Island of Nevis the 24th. day of Septr. being Tuesday about eleavin of the Clock at night ano: Do~m: 1672... William Stapleton the Second Son... Ann Stapleton the Daughter... Miles Stapleton, the third Son... Lewise Stapleton, Second Daughter... Frances Stapleton, the third Daughter... All Recorded in the Book of Records of Nevis Tho: Fenton Secr~."Copy record of birth dates for the six Stapleton children., Original digital object name: bei-m020, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
...At a Court of Chancery held by His Excellency Sr. Thomas…
...At a Court of Chancery held by His Excellency Sr. Thomas…
...At a Court of Chancery held by His Excellency Sr. Thomas…, M80. Barbados. Governor, 1742-1747 (Thomas Robinson)
Barbados. Governor (1742-1757 : Robinson) (Author), Robinson, Thomas, Baronet, ca. 1702-1777 (Author), Barbados. Legislature. Legislative Council (Author), Sharpe, Joshua (Addressee), Broome (Brome), Susanna, fl. 1711-1756 (Contributor), Eyles, John, Baronet, 1683-1745 (Contributor), Whetstone, John, fl. 1742 (Contributor)
Appellate procedure -- Barbados -- Early works to 1800--Courts of last resort -- Barbados -- Early works to 1800--West Indies -- History, decisions--executive orders
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), legal documents, government records
...At a Court of Chancery held by His Excellency Sr. Thomas Robinson... Robert Cholmeley Esqr. produced an Order of the King in Council for reversing Several Orders made here in the Cause wherein Susanna Broome & a.t: are appellants and Sr. John Eyles is appelland...", Original digital object name: bei-m080, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
1 Jan. 1810. Indenture of Harts Estate in Saint Kitts between Richard Parry and John Julius
1 Jan. 1810. Indenture of Harts Estate in Saint Kitts between Richard Parry and John Julius
1 Jan. 1810. Indenture of Harts Estate in Saint Kitts between Richard Parry and John Julius, M328. Cotton, Frances, fl. 1789-1822.
Parry, Richard (Author), Thompson, William (Contributor), Woodley, John (Contributor), Julius, John (Addressee)
Sugar plantations -- Saint Kitts and Nevis--Leases -- West Indies--West Indies -- History, Sugar plantations -- Saint Kitts and Nevis--Leases -- West Indies--West Indies -- History--Saint Kitts, indentures
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), financial records, legal documents, government records
Original digital object name: bei-m328b, This digital resource is provided by Burke Library, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
1 Jan. 1849. H. G. Cumming to Gertrude Weekes
1 Jan. 1849. H. G. Cumming to Gertrude Weekes
1 Jan. 1849. H. G. Cumming to Gertrude Weekes, M535.
Weekes family -- History -- 19th century -- Correspondence--Families -- Barbados -- Correspondence--West Indies -- History, autographs (manuscripts), signatures (names), letters (correspondence)
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), correspondence
G. Laurie Pile to Col. W. H. Watson. ALS, 2p. "Opinion on Machinery question for Mangrove...", Original digital object name: bei-m535q, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
10 July 1773. ALS to Joshua Wentworth
10 July 1773. ALS to Joshua Wentworth
10 July 1773. ALS to Joshua Wentworth, M222. Cary, Jonathan, fl. 1773.
Merchant ships -- Maintenance and repair--Merchants -- Correspondence--West Indies -- History, letters (correspondence)
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), correspondence
"Dear Sir We have been Endeavouring to get the Ship off but have never had so good prospect as this Morning when we had a fresh Tryal with the Large Gundat jnstead of the Lighter..." signed "Jonathan Cary.", Original digital object name: bei-m222, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
10 June 1781, Paris, AL to Pocquet de Puilhery
10 June 1781, Paris, AL to Pocquet de Puilhery
10 June 1781, Paris, AL to Pocquet de Puilhery, M275. [Rochechouart Le Vassor de la Touche, Louise Celeste] fl. 1781.
Cousins -- Martinique -- Correspondence -- Early works to 1800--La Touche family--West Indies -- History, personal letters (correspondence)
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), correspondence
Unsigned, "je nay pas eü lesprits assí a moi, mon cher cousin depuis deux mois... un fatalle voyage que mon mari a faite a paris ou il avoit été apeller par mr de castris est cause de toute ma peine... je voudrais aussi savoir ce qui a dejas été payé sur La potiche, mr goursac vous metteras au faite de tous...", Original digital object name: bei-m275, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
10 March 1894. Sherard H. Godman to Uncle William Henry
10 March 1894. Sherard H. Godman to Uncle William Henry
10 March 1894. Sherard H. Godman to Uncle William Henry, M535.
Nephews -- Barbados -- Correspondence--Uncles -- Barbados -- Correspondence--West Indies -- History, autographs (manuscripts), signatures (names), letters (correspondence)
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), correspondence
J. Godman to Mr. and Mrs. Godman (parents) in Paris. ALS, 4 p., Original digital object name: bei-m535ii, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
10 May 1801. Ms. Letter to Vincent Boudet, signed
10 May 1801. Ms. Letter to Vincent Boudet, signed
10 May 1801. Ms. Letter to Vincent Boudet, signed, M406. Guadeloupe correspondence, 1801-1802.
Business communication -- Saint -- Barthe´lemy -- Correspondence--West Indies, French -- History -- 19th century--West Indies -- History, autographs (manuscripts), signatures (names), letters (correspondence), seals (artifacts)
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), correspondence, legal documents
Signed, cher frere -- Je vous écrit a la hatte pressé par l'occasion, pour vous accuser réception de la votre par Mad. Pascal... signed "Boudet Dumaine.", Original digital object name: bei-m406t, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
10 Nov. 1877. N. Forte to ?
10 Nov. 1877. N. Forte to ?
10 Nov. 1877. N. Forte to ?, M535.
Weekes family -- History -- 19th century -- Correspondence--Families -- Barbados -- Correspondence--West Indies -- History, autographs (manuscripts), signatures (names), letters (correspondence)
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), correspondence
"Mangrove Est" for 1931 and 1932. 1 sheet ms., Original digital object name: bei-m535v, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
10 Nov. 1890. G. Laurie Pile to Col. W. H. Watson, "Opinion...
10 Nov. 1890. G. Laurie Pile to Col. W. H. Watson, "Opinion...
10 Nov. 1890. G. Laurie Pile to Col. W. H. Watson, "Opinion..., M535.
Machinery -- Barbados -- History -- 19th century--Mangrove Plantation (Barbados)--Consultants -- Barbados--Weekes family -- Correspondence--West Indies -- History, estate administration records, autographs (manuscripts), signatures (names), letters (correspondence)
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), correspondence, financial records
to "My Dear Papa and Mama" 1/2 AL; torn., Original digital object name: bei-m535gg, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
11 April 1895. Sherard H. Godman to Uncle William Henry
11 April 1895. Sherard H. Godman to Uncle William Henry
11 April 1895. Sherard H. Godman to Uncle William Henry, M535.
Nephews -- Barbados -- Correspondence--Uncles -- Barbados -- Correspondence--West Indies -- History, autographs (manuscripts), signatures (names), letters (correspondence)
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), correspondence
George C. Pile to R. Laurie. ALS, 4 p., Original digital object name: bei-m535jj, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
11 July 1684 Orders upon the Report concerng Mr Freeman and Mr Bramley (docket title)
11 July 1684 Orders upon the Report concerng Mr Freeman and Mr Bramley (docket title)
11 July 1684 Orders upon the Report concerng Mr Freeman and Mr Bramley (docket title), M25. Great Britain. Board of Council.
England and Wales. Privy Council. Lords of the Committee for Trade and Plantations (Author), Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685 (Addressee), Freeman, William, 1645-1707 (Contributor), Bramley, John, fl. 1684-1737 (Contributor), England and Wales. Sovereign (1660-1685 : Charles II) (Addressee)
Judgments--Petition, Right of -- Montserrat -- Early works to 1800--Plantations -- Montserrat --Early works to 1800--Partition -- Montserrat--West Indies -- History--Montserrat -- History -- 17th centuryWest Indies -- History--Montserrat -- History -- 17th century, change orders--records (documents)--legislative records--legislative acts
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), legal documents, military records, government records
11 July 1684 Orders upon the Report concerng..., Original digital object name: bei-m025c
11 janv. 1801-- Le Vassor relative aux Clefs du Magasin a M. (docket title).
11 janv. 1801-- Le Vassor relative aux Clefs du Magasin a M. (docket title).
11 janv. 1801-- Le Vassor relative aux Clefs du Magasin a M. (docket title)., M413. Pocquet de Puilhéry, Louis Claude, fl. 1761-1800.
Tickets -- Martinique -- History -- 19th century--Horsemanship -- Martinique--Letter carriers -- Martinique--Child slaves -- Martinique -- History -- 19th century--Migraine -- Martinique--Le Lamentin (Martinique)--West Indies -- History, tickets, autographs (manuscripts), signatures (names), letters (correspondence)
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), correspondence, legal documents
"Monsieur Jallais monter à cheval hier, avec les Dames quand votre petit negre m'a remit votre Billet and j'avois Eu outre un migrain qui me faisoit beaucoup souffrir cequi m'a Empeché De vous repondre..." signed "Levassor D. Bd" and written to "Monsieur Brisson au Lamentin" (int. add.)., Original digital object name: bei-m413a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
12 April 1801. ALS to John Stockdale
12 April 1801. ALS to John Stockdale
12 April 1801. ALS to John Stockdale, M406. Guadeloupe correspondence, 1801-1802.
Auditors' reports--Business communication -- Guadeloupe -- Saint-Martin--West Indies -- History, autographs (manuscripts), signatures (names), letters (correspondence)
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), correspondence
Sir As I shall not have time to ballance the accts here I shall give you the heads of them only but rest assured I have put them in such a channel as it will be easy to ballance them at leasure... I have had a very difficult time to gett any monies here... signed "in haste" "Edwd. Horsman.", Original digital object name: bei-m406e, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
12 Jan. 1847 Govt Office. Printed circular, to HK asking...
12 Jan. 1847 Govt Office. Printed circular, to HK asking...
12 Jan. 1847 Govt Office. Printed circular, to HK asking..., M557. King, Henry, fl. 1837-1847.
Bureaucracy -- Saint Lucia -- History -- 19th century--Hierarchies--Communication in management -- Saint Lucia -- History -- 19th century--Public officers--West Indies -- History, rules (instructional materials), circular letters
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), correspondence, government records
Govt Office.Copy to HK asking "that the Public Officers in St Lucia... abstain from communicating with His Excellency direct on matters of public business... excepting through the medium of the Officer Administering the Government. ...", Original digital object name: bei-m557qq, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
12 Nov. 1888. George C. Pile to Col. W. H. Watson
12 Nov. 1888. George C. Pile to Col. W. H. Watson
12 Nov. 1888. George C. Pile to Col. W. H. Watson, M535.
Weekes family -- History -- 19th century -- Correspondence--Families -- Barbados -- Correspondence--West Indies -- History, autographs (manuscripts), signatures (names), letters (correspondence)
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), correspondence
Raye S. Clarke to Jimmie. ALS, 2p., Original digital object name: bei-m535y, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
13 Aug. 1846 Wm Hanley to HK, cover letter for above.
13 Aug. 1846 Wm Hanley to HK, cover letter for above.
13 Aug. 1846 Wm Hanley to HK, cover letter for above., M557. King, Henry, fl. 1837-1847.
Susan King (Brig) -- North Carolina -- Wilmington -- History -- 19th century--Racially mixed people -- Saint Lucia--Race discrimination--Racism--Complaint letters--Foreign ministers -- Saint Lucia -- History -- 19th century -- Correspondence--North Carolina -- Wilmington -- Race relations--West Indies -- History, dispatches, circular letters, letters (correspondence)
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), correspondence, government records
Wm Hanley to HK, cover letter for above., Original digital object name: bei-m557nn, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
14 Nov. 1874. George C. Pile to Dr. Pilgrim
14 Nov. 1874. George C. Pile to Dr. Pilgrim
14 Nov. 1874. George C. Pile to Dr. Pilgrim, M535.
Weekes family -- History -- 19th century -- Correspondence--Families -- Barbados -- Correspondence--West Indies -- History, autographs (manuscripts), signatures (names), letters (correspondence)
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), correspondence
George C. Pile to Col. W. H. Watson. ALS, 4p., Original digital object name: bei-m535s, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
14 Nov. 1877. N. Forte to Mr. Weekes
14 Nov. 1877. N. Forte to Mr. Weekes
14 Nov. 1877. N. Forte to Mr. Weekes, M535.
Weekes family -- History -- 19th century -- Correspondence--Families -- Barbados -- Correspondence--West Indies -- History, greeting cards, autographs (manuscripts), signatures (names), letters (correspondence)
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), correspondence
Marjorie to Muriel on the history of Mangrove plantation and the genealogy of the Weekes family. TLS, 3p., Original digital object name: bei-m535w, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
14 Sept. 1890. George C. Pile to Col. W. H. Watson
14 Sept. 1890. George C. Pile to Col. W. H. Watson
14 Sept. 1890. George C. Pile to Col. W. H. Watson, M535.
Weekes family -- History -- 19th century -- Correspondence--Families -- Barbados -- Correspondence--West Indies -- History, autographs (manuscripts), signatures (names), letters (correspondence)
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), correspondence
"1764 Barbados, Parish St. Philip October 27th Christopher Forte and Elizth. Weekes were married..." 3p. ms., Original digital object name: bei-m535ee, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
15 Augt 1846 Copy of letter to Mr Hanley (docket title).
15 Augt 1846 Copy of letter to Mr Hanley (docket title).
15 Augt 1846 Copy of letter to Mr Hanley (docket title)., M557. King, Henry, fl. 1837-1847.
Confidence--Resolutions, Legislative--Susan King (Brig) -- North Carolina -- Wilmington -- History -- 19th century--Racially mixed people -- Saint Lucia--Race discrimination--West Indies -- History, dispatches, ships' logs, copies (documents), autographs (manuscripts), signatures (names), letters (correspondence)
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), correspondence
The prompt steps which His Excellency Colonel Torrens adopted in acquainting the Home Govt. with the affair will no doubt be the means of putting a stop to our coloured seamen being again annoyed in Wilmington..., Original digital object name: bei-m557oo, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
15 Mar 1734/5 From Judge Burt to mr Budgen to get Watts's Ballce from mr Truman.— (docket title)
15 Mar 1734/5 From Judge Burt to mr Budgen to get Watts's Ballce from mr Truman.— (docket title)
15 Mar 1734/5 From Judge Burt to mr Budgen to get Watts's Ballce from mr Truman.— (docket title), M62. Burt, William Pym, d. 1748
Burt, William Pym, d. 1750 (Author), Mathew, William, d. 1752 (Contributor), Leeward Islands. Governor (1729-1752 : Mathew) (Contributor), Truman, Thomas, d. 1769 (Contributor), Watts, John, d. 1734 (Contributor), Budgen, Thomas, d. 1772 (Addressee)
Executors and administrators -- Saint Kitts and Nevis -- Early works to 1800--Power of Attorney -- Saint Kitts and Nevis -- Early works to 1800--West Indies -- History, powers of attorney--death records--legal records (documents)
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), correspondence, legal documents
"Sir By the direction of his Excy General Mathew I take the freedom to inclose the within power of Attorney... The occasion is this John Watts an Infant dying here Intestate and no person having a better Right to take out Letters of Administration on the personal Estate whereof he dy'd possess'd, The Same was committed to me, and I have taken all that was here into my possession, but there is a Sum... in the hands of mr Thomas Truman..." signed "W. P. B."On William Burt cf. Oliver, History of Antigua 1:88.Phillipps Ms. 17094., Original digital object name: bei-m062, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
15 May 1801. ALS to J. H. Garrou
15 May 1801. ALS to J. H. Garrou
15 May 1801. ALS to J. H. Garrou, M406. Guadeloupe correspondence, 1801-1802.
Guadeloupe -- Saint-Martin--Colonists -- Saint-Barthe´lemy -- Correspondence--West Indies, French -- History -- 19th century--West Indies -- History, autographs (manuscripts), signatures (names), letters (correspondence)
StillImage, Text, manuscripts (document genre), correspondence
j'ai eu le plaisir de vous donner de nos nouvelles, jéspére que jean Vous auras rémis 2. . £. qui Lyons été recommandé... Le 16. may -- jean charles arrive a Linstant et ne ma rien portér de Votre part... signed "Soeur.", Original digital object name: bei-m406ff, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.

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