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Trinidad Lake Asphalt Files

Identifier: SC53

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, reports and miscellaneous information related to the Pitch Lake and the Trinidad Lake Asphalt Company. Also included are versions of a manuscript by D. C. Broome, The History and Technology of Trinidad Asphalt, 1972, 210 p.


  • Creation: 1926-1974

Biographical / Historical

Trinidad Lake Asphalt Company became established in Trinidad in the 1870s following the export of asphalt and the introduction of its use for road surfaces in Europe and America. The information was in the possession of Alan Taylor, an official of Trinidad Lake Asphalt Company.


0.25 Linear Feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Alan Taylor in 1994.

Trinidad Lake Asphalt Files
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Repository Details

Part of the The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies Repository

St. Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago
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