Sir George Pocock: Letters to him on Jamaica and Barbados

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

15 letters to Pocock concerning a lawsuit to obtain money from an estate at Milford, Jamaica, and to eject the tenant, Clibborn; and Joshua Kyte's application for Pocock's influence in getting the post of Waiter and Aid-Searcher of the Customs in Barbados for Henry Whitaker. There are 9 letters from Joseph Pickering; 1 from Biscoe, a lawyer; and 5 from Joshua Kyte.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir George Pocock (1706-92), admiral, led the naval expedition to Cuba which captured Havana in 1762. He retired from the Navy in 1766.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1995.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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