Browse Collections (29 total)

James Hakewill's Picturesque Tour of the Island of Jamaica

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James Hakewill (1778 – 1843) was an English born architect and engraver, who did extensive travels throughout Europe and the West Indies. The National…

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…

Miss Lou Collection

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Louise Simone Bennett-Coverley (Miss Lou) renowned poet, actress, social commentator, comedienne, folklorist and singer was a beloved Jamaican who for…

Parish Churches of Jamaica

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The church is very central to the lives of many Jamaicans. This is evident by the ever growing number of churches to be found in every nook and cranny…

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…

Riots & Rebellions, Jamaica

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Riots and Rebellions is a digitized collection of resources from the National Library of Jamaica. The collection brings together resources related to…

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 the…

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 overwhelmed…

St. Catherine, Jamaica

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St. Catherine, one of the largest parishes in Jamaica, was named after the Queen of Charles II who was on the throne of England when it was formed in…