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Letters received by the Mico Charity, 1835-1842


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Contains the volumes of letters received by the Secretary and Trustees of the Mico Charity from the superintendents and teachers of the schools that the Charity had established in the West Indies in order to educate the ex-slaves and their children in that period of apprenticeship that served as a preliminary to their complete emancipation.

The volumes numbered E1 / 1-11, 14 are composed entirely of letters, each island having a volume to itself except for Jamaica and the Caymanas, which, being under the same superintendent, share the first two volumes. E1 / 12 is composed of letters and government papers, and E1 / 13 of superintendents' reports.

These papers date from 1835 to 1842, though the establishment of schools in some of the islands was earlier than that in others. These papers are complete in themselves and in good repair; though the volumes are not indexed their field is so limited that they may be consulted as they stand.


  • Creation: 1835-1842

Language of Materials

  • English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E1 / 1-

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom