Sir William Young diaries
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of diaries and documents which provide information relating to historical, statistical, and descriptive accounts of the island of Tobago and some other islands e.g. St. Vincent.
Biographical / Historical
Sir William Young was born in Kent in December 1749. He was the eldest son of Sir William Young, first baronet (governor of Dominica), and his second wife, Elizabeth. He became governor of Tobago in 1807 and remained in this position until his death in 1815.
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Language of Materials
The original three volumes have been in the Library's possession from the establishment of the University. A fourth volume of illustrations was purchased from a private individual in Australia in 1978. The Library also has microfilm copies of three other versions of the manuscripts. The originals to these are held at the British Library, the Public Record Office and the Royal Library at Windsor.
Existence and Location of Copies
- Sir William Young Collection
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