Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm
Slavery – British Slavery in Jamaica – remarkable letter dated 1842 written by the Vice-Consul of Spain in Jamaica to the Capitain General of Cuba (ie the Head of State) discussing Baron Charles Metcalfe the British Governor of Jamaica and his tenure in the post. The letter says that in general he did a good job of governing the country, however when it came to slaver, because of ‘the emancipation of negro slaves’ the country was in fact not in that great a shape and that there were only negro slaves left ‘without arms’ not being able to work. A remarkable comment on British activities in the Caribbean at the time. In Spanish 2ppfolio.