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Ref NoDM58/2
Alt Ref NoDM58/2
TitlePinney Family West Indies Papers
DescriptionThese are the legal, business, and personal papers of the Pinney Family relating to their estates in the West Indies on the Island of Nevis, and their trade between the West Indies and England.

The Collection contains the following types of documents: business correspondence and papers; family correspondence and papers; estate papers; legal papers including property deeds, mortgages and sales; plantation and other business accounts. Included are materials relating to the people enslaved on the Pinney estates. Where known and where possible, the names of enslaved people have been recorded here. While in many cases dehumanising, some of the names given to enslaved people may indicate their geographical or cultural heritage and therefore, these papers indicate that the people enslaved on the Pinney estates may have originated from Congo, Ibo (or Ebo), Minna, although their are also references in the papers to enslaved people who may have been of mixed race or who may have been born in the Caribbean.

Detailed paper lists available in Special Collections, which follow the following sequence:
Pinney West Indies Boxes in chronological order: 15 archive boxes
Pinney West Indies Boxes A-O: 13 archive boxes

Access terms (Library of Congress Subject Headings): Nevis; Property--West Indies; Slavery--West Indies; Agriculture--West Indies; International trade; Pinney, Charles. (1793-1867) Mayor of Bristol; Pinney, Hester. (1658-1739); Pinney, Nathaniel. (1659-1724) Merchant; Pinney, John Frederick. (1719-1762) Merchant Plantation Owner; Pinney, Azariah. (1708-1760) Merchant Plantation Owner; Glasgow (Scotland); Edinburgh (Scotland); Liverpool (England); London (England); Bristol (England); Bath (England); Cambridge (England); Salisbury (England)
Date1660-1876
FormatManuscript
Extent32 archive boxes
Access ConditionsSome materials are very fragile and may not be accessible. We will try to help by providing surrogates
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