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Year of The Elder

Identifier: SC56

Scope and Contents

Miniature sheetlet containing four stamps issued by St. Vincent and the Grenadines to commemorate the Year of the Elder. The sheetlet bears the emblem of the United Nations. Four persons are depicted on the stamps: Earle Kirby; Sir Sydney Gun-Munro, a former Governor-General of St. Vincent; Sarah Baptiste; and Thomas Saunders.


  • 1999

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Biographical / Historical

The United Nations observed the year 1999 as the International Year of Older Persons.


0.25 Linear Feet

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Custodial History

Holman E. Williams, Emeritus Professor of The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, donated this sheetlet to the library in 2003. Professor Williams wished to draw attention to Dr. Earle Kirby who attended the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture (ICTA) in the early 1940s. ICTA later became the Faculty of Agriculture of UWI, St. Augustine.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Holman E. Williams.

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Repository Details

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

St. Augustine
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