Correspondence and reports of Angus Whiteford Acworth, FSA

Scope and Content

  • Lease for a year of Haughton Hall plantation, Jamaica, from JohnTharp to William Blake and Samuel Torrent James, 1776
  • Lease and release of a 96 acre plantation in Hanover and Westmoreland,Jamaica, with 83 slaves, from Dame Anne Clark to Sir Simon Haughton Clarke,1798
  • Copies of judgements made in the Grand Court of Jamaica against SamuelHorlock, 1777 and Robert McMurdo, 1786, both of whom owed money to James Dickand Robert Milligan
  • Acworth's report on Buildings of Architectural orHistorical Interest in the British West Indies, with 36 black-and-whitephotographs of Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad, Grenada, Antigua, St. Kitts andNevis and associated correspondence, [20th century]
  • Correspondence relating to the provision of archive services in the WestIndies, 1948-1962
  • Correspondence relating to the Jamaican National Trust [?Commission],1951-1962 and the Old Naval Hospital at Port Royal, Jamaica, 1961-1965
  • Reports and correspondence concerning English Harbour, Antigua,1962-1975, with a map of airline routes in the Caribbean

Administrative / Biographical History

Angus Whiteford Acworth, FSA (b 1898) was an architect, member of the GeorgianGroup, and author of Treasure in the Caribbean: A FirstStudy of Georgian Buildings in the British West Indies (London, PleiadesBooks, 1949). In 1946, he visited Jamaica at the request of the JamaicanHistorical Association and the British Council, and produced a report onBuildings of Architectural or Historical Interest inthe British West Indies (London, H.M. Stationery Office, 1951), whichincluded draft legislation for the preservation of National Buildings inJamaica.

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