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Documents from the St. Joseph Estate, Mayaro

Identifier: SC99

Scope and Contents

The first set of East Indian Immigrants arrived in Trinidad on May 30, 1845 to provide labour on the sugar estates as indentured labourers, including the St. Joseph estate in Mayaro. This estate was located in South Trinidad. Upon completion of their term of industrial residence, the immigrants were issued with certificates of completion. The collection has 11 of these certificates. The certificates were rolled and held in metal canisters. The two other documents are: a receipt for house and land tax 1882; and a vaccination certificate issued in 1872.


  • Creation: 1873-1890


0.25 Linear Feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Professor Brinsley Samaroo in 2007.

Separated Materials

There are 8 metal canisters associated with this collection.

Documents from the St. Joseph Estate, Mayaro
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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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