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.
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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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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