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Sugar Estate and Coffee Papers of Henry E. Emerson


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Papers relating to the sugar estates of La Palma (and the coffee estate of La Buena Esperanza) in Cuba, owned by Henry E. Emerson esq. and his heir. Many entries relate to the rebellion in the island 1869-73. The papers include legal documents, correspondence, accounts, day-books, weekly records of work done, lists of African and Cuban-born slaves/labourers, the diary of a La Palma worker, and an infirmary book.


  • 1826-1899


14 shelfmarks

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Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Span. b. 1].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Span. b. 1-3, c. 2a, c. 2b, c. 3-10, f. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12945

Biographical / Historical

Henry E. Emerson (d. 1867) was a plantation owner in Cuba.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 31682-91, 33767-70.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were presented to the Library by P.H. Emerson, of Claringold, Broadstairs (son of Henry E. Emerson), 18 December 1894.
Sugar and Coffee Estate Papers of Henry E. Emerson
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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