Browse Collections (29 total)

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…

St. Elizabeth, Jamaica

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St. Elizabeth lies to the south west end of Jamaica, between Manchester to the east, Westmoreland to the west, and to the south of St. James and…

St. James, Jamaica

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St. James was one of the second group of parishes formed in Jamaica and is said to have been named by Sir Thomas Modyford in 1665, for the Duke of…

St. Mary, Jamaica

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The town of Rio Nuevo has historical significance for being the site of the last battle between the invading English and the defending Spaniards who…

Jamaica Government Documents

Blue Book Island of Jamaica 1898-99.pdf

This collection consists of full-text periodicals and other material relating to and published by the Government of Jamaica.

Greetings From Jamaica

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The National Library of Jamaica boasts a collection of over 960 postcards featuring a myriad of Jamaican scenes from 1906 – 1970. These cards are a…

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

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The transatlantic slave trade is largely responsible for bringing to the Americas enslaved Africans. The slave trade is said to have drawn between ten…