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Raymond Collection

Identifier: SC32


This collection consists of a miscellany of material on the history and culture of Trinidad and Tobago. It includes books, magazines and pamphlets on Trinidad and Tobago, odd issues and clippings from the Port-of-Spain Gazette, Trinidad Chronicle and other newspapers, programmes from cultural events, clippings and articles on Trade unions. The collection also contains a few photographs, some musical relicts, namely 4 small (20") records and 6 paper rolls for the pianola instrument. These contain music for old calypsoes: Gumbo Lai Lai, Woman sweeter than man; Run yuh run. Also included is a report on the water supply in Trinidad along with a water supply map of Trinidad from 1950.


  • 1937-1974

Biographical / Historical

Arthur F. Raymond (1893-1965), journalist, was at one time editor of the Argos newspaper. Following on the closure of the Argos, he also worked as sub-editor and lead writer of the Port of Spain Gazette. He also worked as an Information Officer with the Trinidad and Tobago Government in the 1940s.


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Custodial History

The material was amassed by A. F. Raymond and came into the possession of his daughter, Ursula Raymond, who donated it to The University of the West Indies Library.

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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
868-662-2002 Ext 82132
868-662-9238 (Fax)