Oxford researchers and students in the history of the West Indies and slavery will be delighted to know that you now have access to the Jamaican Material in the Slebech Papers. Access is via SOLO or Databases A-Z.
This resource from British Online Archives comprises a careful selection of documents from the extensive Slebech Estate archives now held in the National Library of Wales. They relate chiefly to the interests of Nathaniel Phillips (1756?-1832) in the West Indies. The collection represents a major resource for research into the social and economic history of West Indies, slavery, plantations and trade.
The papers include business records (accounts, receipts and cash books, inventories, valuations, as well as other business records in the form of instructions on tasks to be performed by agents and slaves, bills of lading, etc.) as well as correspondence, legal documents, and other materials such as a number of diaries, as well as documents relating to the defence of Jamaica.
To learn more about the Nathaniel Phillips, his papers, their history and provenance, check out the guide to the collection by Professor Kenneth Morgan, Brunel University.
Other useful online resources:
- Colonial State Papers [subscription resource]
- Eighteenth Century Journals [subscription resource]
- Empire On-Line (Colonial History) [subscription resource]
- Liberated Africans of the Havana Slave Trade Commission
- Records Relating to the Slave Trade at the Liverpool Record Office [subscription resource]
- The Papers of William Davenport & Co., 1745-1797 [subscription resource]
- Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade