- Personal correspondence 1831-1848.
Papers of Alexander Ferrier (c1790-c1848), plantation owner, Dutch Guiana
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Alexander Ferrier was born in Scotland in 1790 . He moved to the Republic of Suriname (formerly known as Dutch Guiana) with his brother Robert and became a plantation owner. In 1829 he married Margaret Pearson and they had four children. He returned to Scotland in around 1835 where he built a private villa at Cardross, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, although he also owned Broomhill House. Following the collapse of the sugar trade in the 1840s , Alexander returned to the Republic of Suriname. He died during a voyage returning to Scotland around 1848.
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This material was accumulated by descendants of Alexander Ferrier from a number of unknown sources, and deposited with Economic History Department, Glasgow University, in c1964. Management of the collection transferred to Glasgow University Archives in 1975.
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Mainly copies. The originals are probably still with the depositor
Compiled by Jenny Cooknell, Assistant Archivist, 24 May 1999
Title, administrative history and immediate source of acquisition or transfer notes altered by Jenny Cooknell, Assistant Archivist, 6 September 1999.
Updated by Lesley Richmond, Acting Director, 3 March 2000
Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 28 February 2002.
Updated by Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguin), 17 September 2012.