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John Bullbrook papers

Identifier: SC62


The collection contains correspondence with institutions and individuals: Yale University, 1941-1963; several persons on the subject of archaeology in the West Indies, 1917-1960; the Historical Society of Trinidad and Tobago, 1938-1949; and the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists Club.


  • 1913-1966

Biographical / Historical

John Bullbrook, English archaeologist and historian, came to Trinidad in 1913 as a petroleum geologist. He began his archaeological career in 1919, pioneering the search on the indigenous population of Trinidad. In the 1940s, he conducted extensive excavations in the Amerindian middens in Cedros, Erin and Palo Seco. He later became curator of the Royal Victoria Institute (now the National Museum). He died in 1967.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to the University by Carlisle Chang in October 2000.

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Repository Details

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

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Trinidad and Tobago
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