Legal papers, addresses and petitions, and miscellaneous papers of and concerning Hugh Elliot. Edit


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  • 1811-1813. (Creation)


  • 208 Leaves (Whole)



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  • Arrangement

    208 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows.

    (i) Papers connected with the trial of Edward Huggins, senior, planter in Nevis, on the charge of cruelty to slaves, 1810 (folio 1), with the action of William Musgrave, Kings Counsel, Tortola, against George Martin of Tortola, for defamation of character, 1811 (folio 106), and with the trial of Arthur Hodge, planter, Tortola, for the murder of the slave Prosper, 1811 (folio 120). The trials of Huggins and Hodge are discussed in L J Ragatz, ‘The fall of the British planter class in the British Caribbean’ (New York and London, 1928), pages 399-402; Hugh Elliot's reports to Lord Liverpool are in MSS.13055-13056. (ii) Addresses and petitions to Elliot, mostly from various bodies in Tortola and Anguilla, 1811-1813 (folio 154); (iii) Miscellaneous papers, including an account of exports from Tortola, 1800-1810, and a list of American seamen on parole on St Kitts, 1812 (folio 195).