Sugar Estate and Coffee Papers of Henry E. Emerson
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.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Span. b. 1].
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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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