Timber Estate, British Guiana (Demerara), 1834


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Image Reference
LCP-33

Source
Thomas Staunton St. Clair, A Residence in the West Indies and America (London, 1834), vol. 2, facing p. 187. (Copy in Library Company of Philadelphia)

Comments
Caption, "Mibiri Creek, Demerara River. Mr. Edmonstone's Wood Cutting Establishment." The author sketched this scene while visiting this place. In left foreground, two male slaves are cutting wood, next to them are "their wives and children." In the very lower right hand corner is the boat-house, above it the main dwelling house, "and on the top of the hill were the Negro huts, with some cocoa-nut trees" (pp. 187-188).