Browse Collections (27 total)

Glass Slides


A collection of lantern slides in the National Library of Jamaica archives.

Daily News Photographs


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


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

Valdez Collection


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


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


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


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


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


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


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…