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Diary of David Robert Ross, Lieutenant Governor of Tobago, 1851

Identifier: SC55

Scope and Contents

The first page of the diary contains a list of books at Government House, Tobago - June 12, 1851. This is followed by a seven-page description of Tobago with information on the following subjects: aspects; soil and rocks; rivers; climate; vegetable products; trees; coffee and tobacco; sugar cane; game; divisions; parishes, estates; and roads. The diary itself begins with an entry on January 1; the last entry is on June 27, the day before his death.


  • Creation: 1851

Biographical / Historical

David Robert Ross was Lieutenant-Governor of the British colony of Tobago in the West Indies. According to H. I. Woodcock's "History of Tobago" his commission was dated 11th February 1851, he was sworn in as Governor on 16th April 1851 and died in an accident when returning to Government House from a ball on 28th June 1851.


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Purchased in 2004.

Diary of David Robert Ross, Lieutenant Governor of Tobago, 1851
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Part of the The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies Repository

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