Reference numberAP/5/16
TitleUnpublished letter, regarding cultivation of indigo in Jamaica from Robert Gray to Joseph Banks
Date1 March 1786
DescriptionGray describes the cultivation of indigo in Jamaica using a technique brought from South Carolina and Georgia [United States] following an evacuation from these areas by British troops. Gray explains that indigo had previously been cultivated in Jamaica but was highly taxed to the point of prohibition. Corrections appear in ink throughout.

Subject: Agriculture / Industry

Written by Gray at Savannah Point, St George's Parish, [Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland Parish] Jamaica.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
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