West Indies & British Guiana Odds: John Smith Case Papers

Scope and Content

Box 4: John Smith 1: Mss., letters, papers etc. relating to case of LMS missionary John Smith found guilty at a court martial of 'conspiracy and rebellion', in 1824, and who died; correspondence to John Davies of Demerara, 1810s (see also Box 2)

Box 5: John Smith 2: Colonial newspapers covering Smith Case: 'The Colonist', 'The Royal Gazette', 'The Barbadian', 'The Berbice Royal Gazette' and 'New Amsterdam Advertiser', 'The Guiana Chronicle' and 'Demerara Gazette', 1823-24

Box 6: John Smith 3: British newspapers covering Smith Case: 'The New Times', 'John Bull', and various provincial papers, 1823-24

Box 7: John Smith 4: Papers collected by D. C. Chamberlain on John Smith: Notebook, letters to H. Keep regarding the possibility of two John Smiths; 'The Guiana Chronicle' and 'Demerera Gazette', 27 Feb 1824; Mss. notes 'Relation of the Revolt of the Slaves, 1820-21; pages of printed text from a children's book which the first printing in Georgetown

Box 1: Papers re. case of William Rough, Serjeant at Law, Demerara, 1822-24; 'The Guiana Chronicle' and 'Demerara Gazette', 6 Feb 1824; papers relate to the case against John Smith, LMS missionary, who was tried in 1824 for causing an uprising amongst the slaves

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