Governor William Selwyn's advice to his son

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The main text of the Governor's advice is preceded by an explanatory foreword signed by G.W.M., probably George W. Miller, the author of the letter to Gosse. The typescript was prepared by Miss Ashworth, 28 Victoria Street, [London] S.W.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lieutenant-General William Selwyn was appointed Governor of Jamaica in 1701 and died there in 1702

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

From the library of Lord Brotherton


In English

Custodial History

In the accompanying letter by George W. Miller to Sir Edmund Gosse, Miller explains how he found a contemporary transcript of this advice in the papers of the late Hugh Marsham-Townshend at Scadbury Park, Kent, and thought it worth preserving