Demerara 1837

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Robert Taylor, George Town

Joseph Ketley, George Town - incident of Indian whose canoe was stolen, Black church raised more than enough to replace it.

Sidney Murkland, West Coast

Charles Rattray, Canal No 1

James Scott, West Coast

Charles Watt, George Town - seven ministers die; Bethel Chapel enlarged for school work

Emancipation - absurd distinction between Praedials and non-Praedials

Lust en Rust Church formed

Map of Leguan - hand coloured

Deaths of John Wray, James Howe and Mrs Rattray [née Christian Smith]

Access Information


Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Demerara, 1807-1894, (list C2), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note