Skip to main content

Corinth Plantation of Grenada records

 Collection
Identifier: Am-Mss-Corinth

Scope and Contents

The Corinth Plantation of Grenada records include legal documents, inventories, and correspondence regarding the ownership and income of a sugar plantation in the West Indies. Extensive lists of property, including slaves, are present in several items. Some items in the collection are in French, reflecting continued French ownership and business interest in Grenada during the period of British colonization.

The documents demonstrate the separation between property owners and property occupiers, showing that a lease on the ownership of the plantation, which granted the right to collect rent from the occupier, was distinct from a lease granting the right to physically occupy, manage, and profit from the plantation's products.

Dates

  • 1763-1783

Language of Materials

In English and French.

Conditions Governing Access

The Corinth Plantation of Grenada records are open for research. Researchers are encouraged to contact Special Collections staff prior to a visit.

Conditions Governing Use

In consultation with Special Collections staff, reproductions may be made upon request. Please consult with staff regarding questions about publishing materials from Williams Special Collections. Researchers are responsible for handling any copyright issues that may be associated with collections and materials.

Biographical / Historical

Corinth was a plantation of more than 360 acres in the parish of St. John, Grenada. During the period of British rule in Grenada, which began when France ceded control of the island in the 1763 Treaty of Paris, both British and French investors maintained interest in the property.

Extent

1.66 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

The Corinth Plantation of Grenada records include legal documents, inventories, and correspondence regarding the ownership and income of a sugar plantation in the West Indies. Extensive lists of property, including slaves, are present in several items.

Physical Location

L2 Storage.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Early American History Auctions on the Class of 1940 Fund, 2001.
Title
Corinth Plantation of Grenada records
Author
Peale, Anne
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
In English.

Repository Details

Part of the Chapin Library Repository

Contact:
26 Hopkins Hall Drive
Williamstown Massachusetts 01267
413-597-4200