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Two letters to Christopher Bethell Codrington

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MS. 15545
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Two letters to Christopher Bethell Codrington comprising:

  1. Folios 1-2: from William Collins in Barbuda, 1 May 1797, reporting on how the lack of rain has adversely affected the stock and crops; that 'the Enemy have not disturbed us' as frigates in the channel have protected vessels; and that the enslaved people continue 'to behave well, they are very healthy'. Enclosing (fols. 3-4) a daily account of work carried out on the island during the months of February, March and April 1797.
  2. Folios 5-6: letter from John Winter on Barbuda, 2 Aug 1833, concerning the impending emancipation of those enslaved on the estates following the vote in the British Parliament.


  • Creation: 1797-1833


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 15545, fol. 1].

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MS. 15545

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15545


Two letters to Christopher Bethell Codrington concerning his Barbuda estates, 1797 and 1833.

Biographical / Historical

Christopher Bethell Codrington (1764-1843) was MP for Tewkesbury from 1797 to 1812 and inherited estates and enslaved people in the West Indies. For further information see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Samuel Gedge Ltd in 2018.

Catalogue of Two Letters to Christopher Bethell Codrington
Lucy McCann
Language of description
Script of description
Edition statement
First edition.

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom