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Letters and documents of, to and concerning Archibald Anderson, James Innes, and others, in Jamaica, and Robert Scollay and Thomas Bolt, in the Shetland Islands., 1791-1862

Identifier: MS.50277 folios 10-78

Scope and Contents

Letters concerning the life of James Innes in Jamaica and subsequent efforts to resolve issues around his estate after his death. Some letters concerning Innes’ ownership of enslaved people and plans to send his son James Innes – whose mother was enslaved – to Shetland. Legal documents and a contract concerning Robert Scollay’s purchase of a ship. A list concerning rents and heritors of the united parishes of Lerwick and Gulberwick.


  • Creation: 1791-1862

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66 Leaves

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Correspondence is arranged by alphabetically by the surname of the main correspondent. Where there is more than one letter by a correspondent they are arranged chronologically. The correspondence is followed by sundry documents.

Custodial History

Was Acc.7284.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Sotheby`s sale, 27 October 1978, lot 149.

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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