Contents and Arrangement

Account Book, 1823 January-1824 April

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

It starts with a table of contents listed in alphabetical order. In addition to accounts for mundane items, such as candles, nails, rum and sugar, that are listed under personal names, there are others that include expenses of a voyage to London, accounts of Boarded Hall Estate, money paid to the apothecary who looked after 178 "Negroes", i.e. slaves, when they were sick, necessary items purchased for those sick "Negroes," taking a "Negro" who absented himself from work out of a cage, accounts of a levy or tax on land and on slaves, and accounts for the trial of a "Villain Negro" named Cooper, who broke open and robbed the buildings twice. In addition, the book contains detailed lists of the "Negroes" on Boarded Hall Plantation, together with their name, age, value, gender, occupation, and health, ending with a number showing the increase or decrease in slaves since the last count. This is followed by a list of cattle, a list of fields and what was planted on them, and finally an estimated appraisal of the value of all items mentioned above, which was the value of Boarded Hall Plantation. The book is signed by S. T. Partridge, Apothecary, D. Walcott, Samuel Drayton, and John Manning.


The records are arranged chronologically.

Collection History


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Some of the material was originally bound in a dark blue, half calf, English case. (Go to Box 2 for a description of the case.) It was disbound so that individual records could be organized and stored in a flat box. Paper conservation was completed by Ted Stanley on November 28, 2007.

This collection was processed by Dina Britain on December 18, 2007. Finding aid written by Dina Britain on January 2, 2008.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Account Book; Boarded Hall Estate (Barbados) Plantation Records, C1227, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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The Original Lists of Persons of Quality (1986), edited by John Camden Hotton, and Emigrants from England 1773-1776 (1976), transcribed by Gerald Fothergill, were consulted during preparation of the biographical note.

Boarded Hall Estate (Barbados)