the records of seventeenth-century Barbados
(recovered 22.02.11), which is hugely important in locating records in repositories in England and Wales, whilst many corpora of records go unremarked in Scottish repositories. When funding streams dry up, there are not the resources to keep up these databases, add to them or correct mistakes.
http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/armp/ (retrieved 14.02.11).
(recovered 20.02.11); Warren Alleyne and Henry S. Fraser, The Barbados-Carolina Connection (Macmillan Caribbean, 1989). The former, about the Lowther family, would have benefitted from knowing about a Cumbrian connection with Barbados that pre-dated Robert Lowther’s term as governor: the Barbados Deeds reveal a company of Lowther and Stobart operating in the 1640s.
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHL/frameset_Library.asp (recovered 11.02.10).
Dr Sarah Barber is Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Lancaster University (UK), specialising in the seventeenth century. Her recent work has been dedicated to identifying, collecting and disseminating the extant history of the Anglophone Caribbean. This has widened the debate about intellectual property, copying and public access, explored here.
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