A Ground Plan of the Works and Buildings on the Estate of Peter Langford Brooke, Esquire, Called Jonas's in the Division of North Sound in the Island of Antigua

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In the colonial period, the Langford Brooke family of Mere in Cheshire, England, owned several properties on the British island of Antigua. This document is a detailed ground plan of the works and buildings on the Wood estate. A lettered index at the left indicates the various structures on the estate, which include the boiling house, still house, windmill, blacksmith’s shop, great house, and many others. A dotted line at the center indicates a “pipe which conveys juice from the Mill to the boiling house.” An accompanying map, produced by the same surveyor, gives an overview of the whole estate. Slaves did most of the work on these estates, which were devoted to the production of sugar cane.

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A Ground Plan of the Works and Buildings on the Estate of Peter Langford Brooke, Esq., Called Jonas's in the Division of North Sound in the Island of Antigua

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1 map : manuscript, color ; 63 x 80 centimeters

Last updated: February 9, 2012