West Indies [Caribbean & Americas]

Scope and Content

Comprises the personal papers of mainly missionaries who worked for the MMS (or its predecessor the WMMS) in their districts in the West Indies, including British Guiana [Guyana]. Includes the journals of Samuel Goodyer, Thomas Richardson, Thomas Kennington Hyde, William Dowson and John Brownell, the autobiography of J T Hartwell and William Solomon, as well as the notebooks of Rev & Mrs George Swinnerton. The miscellaneous material principally relates to slavery.

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Brief biographical information on Methodist missionaries who worked in the West Indian districts along with references to where further information appears in printed sources is available from the Methodist Missionary Register. Please contact us for details.

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