Sugar Estate and Coffee Papers of Henry E. Emerson

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Span. b. 1-3, c. 2a, c. 2b, c. 3-10, f. 1
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      Spanish or Castilian.
  • Physical Description
      14 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the sugar estates of La Palma (and the coffee estate of La Buena Esperanza) in Cuba, owned by Henry E. Emerson esq. and his heir. Many entries relate to the rebellion in the island 1869-73. The papers include legal documents, correspondence, accounts, day-books, weekly records of work done, lists of negroes, the diary of a La Palma worker, and an infirmary book.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry E. Emerson (d 1867) was a plantation owner in Cuba.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

The papers were presented to the Library by P.H. Emerson, of Claringold, Broadstairs (son of Henry E. Emerson), 18 December 1894.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 31682-91, 33767-70.