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Nicholas Draper

or because they had lost their slave property through financial failure. 4 Our periodisation for the second-phase work was set by the seizure of the Neutral and Ceded Islands in 1763 (Grenada, St Vincent, Dominica and Tobago) as the start point, and by the Abolition Act of 1833 as the end point, a period including of course the important additions to Britain’s Caribbean slave

in Ireland, slavery and the Caribbean
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Sabine Clarke

of Southern Rhodesia had declared their independence from Britain in 1923). The British West Indies comprised the Bahamas, Barbados, British Guiana, British Honduras, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, the Leeward Islands of Antigua, Montserrat, St Christopher, Nevis, the Virgin Islands, and the Windward Islands of Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia and St Vincent. 26 The net effect of the new development ethos that emerged in the 1940s, coupled with policies intended to cultivate political change, was to give officials at the Colonial Office a reinvigorated sense of purpose

in Science at the end of empire
Mobility and erasure in the art of Flinders’s Australian voyage, 1801– 3
Sarah Thomas

records, there are many gaps in our knowledge. 47 However on some occasions, Bauer was careful to inscribe both dates and place names (such as ‘Sydney / March 3 1804’), or very occasionally, the location of anchorages (as indicated by Roman numerals). 48 This is the case, for example, in Bauer’s extraordinary drawing of a blue swimmer crab ( Figure 4.7 ), which bears the inscription ‘South Coast XIIII’, thus locating its origins as St Vincent’s Gulf (where the city of Adelaide now stands). That geographic bearings were less significant to Bauer than classifying the

in Empire and mobility in the long nineteenth century
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Sabine Clarke

assistance for the West Indies were not realised. The funds that were raised included £250,000 to establish an agricultural bank for sugar planters, a road-building grant for Dominica, and money for establishing peasant smallholdings in St Vincent. 22 The most notable outcome of the recommendations of the West India report was the creation of the Imperial Department of Agriculture in Barbados in 1898, headed by Daniel Morris, previously the assistant director of Kew Gardens in London. 23 A programme of sugar cane breeding aimed at developing higher-yielding varieties of

in Science at the end of empire
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Katie Donington

was given added weight by the treatment of the Reverend William Shrewsbury, a Methodist minister. In October 1823 a mob of colonists in Barbados burned down his church, forcing him and his pregnant wife to flee for safety to St Vincent. The damage done to the planters’ reputation in the wake of these events meant that two years later George was still having to defend their actions. In a

in The bonds of family
The builders of the Caribbean empire
Benjamin Steiner

indentured or enslaved Indians who were captured on raids still remained on Tortuga. 3 Some of the Carib people persisted as ‘Black Caribs’ (Garifuna), descended from marooned African slaves on St. Vincent (exiled again from there by the British to Roatan Island off Honduras in 1795), on St. Lucia, Guiana, and on Dominica, where the Kalinago, the only surviving indigenous population, continue to exist in small numbers up to the present day. 4

in Building the French empire, 1600–1800
Anonymity, authority and mobility in the reception of William Macintosh’s Travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa (1782)
Innes M. Keighren

planter, managing estates on Antigua, Dominica, Grenada and Tobago, while also ‘mingling indiscreetly … in the political establishments of the community’. 24 Macintosh’s business and political activities became focused on Grenada following its ceding from France to Britain at the end of the Seven Years War. 25 Writing to his brother, the Glasgow merchant George Macintosh, in February 1763, Macintosh sensed the opportunity that the political change promised: ‘Now the islands of Dom[inic]o [ sic ], Granado [ sic ], & St Vincent are annex’d to the Crown of Britain, it

in Empire and mobility in the long nineteenth century
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Lambert Blair and his appetites
Ciaran O’Neill

1801. 61 Mark S. Quintanilla, ed., An Irishman's Life on the Caribbean Island of St Vincent, 1787–90: The Letter Book of Attorney General Michael Keane (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2019). Jonathan Jeffrey Wright, ed., An Ulster Slave-Owner in the Revolutionary Atlantic: The

in Ireland, slavery and the Caribbean
Maria Edgeworth and the West Indies
Claire Connolly

for its discussion of ‘Trinidad and St Vincent’s specially’. 69 Edgeworth’s copy of the book contains marginal notes in her own hand, sometimes noting curiosities of natural history (a type of toad called a ‘crappaud’, and ‘parasol’ or leaf-cutter ants) but also a correction to Carmichael’s blithe account of the comforts enjoyed by

in Ireland, slavery and the Caribbean
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Collecting and connoisseurship
Katie Donington

in Tobago as part of the marriage settlement of Richard Ottley and Sarah Elizabeth nee Young. Warner Ottley and William Young Ottley both served as trustees of the will of Drewry Ottley late of the Island of St Vincent (proved 27/08/1807), who was probably their half-brother. William Young Ottley himself, with Sarah Elizabeth Ottley, was shown

in The bonds of family