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.
Sugar Estate and Coffee Papers of Henry E. Emerson
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Span. b. 1-3, c. 2a, c. 2b, c. 3-10, f. 1
- Dates of Creation1826-99
- Language of MaterialSpanish or Castilian.
- Physical Description14 shelfmarks
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Henry E. Emerson (d 1867) was a plantation owner in Cuba.
Conditions Governing Access
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).
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.