The Antigua collection consists of miscellaneous official papers relating to the island of Antigua which appear to have come from the office of Joshua Sharpe, solicitor to the Privy Council from 1719 to 1749.
Language: The material is in English Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
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Donated 1937, 1959. M-354, M-1099.
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Antigua Collection, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan
Discovered by Columbus in 1493, and settled by Englishmen from St. Kitts in 1632, Antigua was a British colony for over 330 years. For most of this history, Antigua was administered as part of the British Leeward Islands, and like many of the Leeward Islands, was dominated by a slave-based sugar plantation economy.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The Antigua collection consists of miscellaneous official papers relating to the island of Antigua, much of which appears to have come from the office of Joshua Sharpe, solicitor to the Privy Council.
Container / Location
Antigua collection, 1719-1739 [series]
Certified copy of Charles Hedges' Public accounts 1719
"A List of Fees belonging to the Secretary's Office at Antigua accustomed for a great number of years, delivered by Mr. [Wavell] Smith to the Governor and Council 1732 and by them given to [Ashton] Warner and the Committee of the Assembly, who returned it to the Council with the remarkes in the margin,"
"The case of Wavell Smith and Savile Cust, Secretary and Clerk of the Crown of the Leeward Isles" 1735
"Minute of Council and Schedule of Papers" May 30, 1735
"Report of the Committee of Assembly appointed to examine the accounts of W. Smith" August 23, 1735
Depositions of Thomas Kerby, about the secretary's office 1735
Deposition of Edward Jessup, Dep. Provost Marshall 1737
De la Court Walsh for pay while in secretary's office 1739
George Lucas regarding fees accruing to the secretary
William Glen 1749
Josiah Martin 1749
Benjamin King on a charge of piracy
John Tomlinson 1749
Alexander Crawford 1749
William Smith 1749
Wiseman Clagett 1749
Copy of letters from Josiah Martin to Governor Mathew of Antigua October 2, 7, 1747.
Certified copies of minutes of Council held at St. John January 17, 1745-July 5, 1749
1837 and Miscellaneous [series]
J. Liggins to Sir Christopher Bethell-Codrington March 18, 1837; inclosing Liggin's observations on the Codrington estates on the island of Antigua 1837
J. Liggins to Sir Christopher Bethell-Codrington, Barbuda April 5, 1837