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Correspondence and reports of Angus Whiteford Acworth, FSA


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  1. Lease for a year of Haughton Hall plantation, Jamaica, from John Tharp to William Blake and Samuel Torrent James, 1776
  2. Lease and release of a 96 acre plantation in Hanover and Westmoreland, Jamaica, with 83 slaves, from Dame Anne Clark to Sir Simon Haughton Clarke, 1798
  3. Copies of judgements made in the Grand Court of Jamaica against Samuel Horlock, 1777 and Robert McMurdo, 1786, both of whom owed money to James Dick and Robert Milligan
  4. Acworth's report on Buildings of Architectural or Historical Interest in the British West Indies, with 36 black-and-white photographs of Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad, Grenada, Antigua, St. Kitts and Nevis and associated correspondence, [20th century]
  5. Correspondence relating to the provision of archive services in the West Indies, 1948-1962
  6. Correspondence relating to the Jamaican National Trust [?Commission], 1951-1962 and the Old Naval Hospital at Port Royal, Jamaica, 1961-1965
  7. Reports and correspondence concerning English Harbour, Antigua, 1962-1975, with a map of airline routes in the Caribbean


  • Creation: [1776-1975]


2 boxes

Language of Materials

  • English

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MSS. W. Ind. s. 70

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 363

Biographical / Historical

Angus Whiteford Acworth, FSA (b 1898) was an architect, member of the Georgian Group, and author of Treasure in the Caribbean: A First Study of Georgian Buildings in the British West Indies (London, Pleiades Books, 1949). In 1946, he visited Jamaica at the request of the Jamaican Historical Association and the British Council, and produced a report on Buildings of Architectural or Historical Interest in the British West Indies (London, H.M. Stationery Office, 1951), which included draft legislation for the preservation of National Buildings in Jamaica.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by the Society of Antiquaries, via the British Records Association, on 28th April 2000.

Correspondence and reports of Angus Whiteford Acworth, FSA
Paul Davidson
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom