Browse Collections (26 total)

Daily News Photographs

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This collection consists of photographs that appeared in the historic Jamaican newspaper - the Daily News. Where possible, the descriptions added were…

Dr. Anthony Robinson's Drawings - Birds

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Drawings of Jamaican birds done by surgeon and botanist, Dr. Anthony Robinson.

Valdez Collection

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The Valdez Collection features photographs taken in the very early 20th century in Jamaica by J.B. Valdez. This is just a sample of the photographs in…

Clarendon, Jamaica

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The Parish of Clarendon is Jamaica’s third largest
parish in size behind St. Catherine and St. Ann, with
the parish and is located on the southern…

St. Andrew, Jamaica

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St. Andrew was one of the first parishes to be established by Law in 1867 having been known prior to that time as Liguanea. “Liguanea” is one of…

Hanover, Jamaica

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The parish of Hanover was formed out of St. Elizabeth and Westmoreland on November 12, 1793. It was named for the reigning monarch on the British…

Kingston, Jamaica

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The original section of the city of Kingston was laid out to house survivors of the 1692 earthquake that destroyed Port Royal. At that time, since…

Manchester, Jamaica

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Manchester, the last parish created in Jamaica, was formed in 1814 out of parts of the surrounding parishes of St. Elizabeth, Clarendon and Vere and…

Portland, Jamaica

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Portland is located at the north-eastern tip of the island. It is to the north of St. Thomas and to the east of St. Mary.
The parish was named after…

St. Ann, Jamaica

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The history of St. Ann begins with the landing of Christopher Columbus in 1494 on his second voyage to the Caribbean (the ‘New World’). So…