Henry E. Emerson (d. 1867) was a plantation owner in Cuba.
Papers relating to the sugar estates of La Palma (and the coffee estate of La Buena Esperanza) in Cuba, owned by Henry E. Emerson esq. and his heir. Many entries relate to the rebellion in the island 1869-73. The papers include legal documents, correspondence, accounts, day-books, weekly records of work done, lists of negroes, the diary of a La Palma worker, and an infirmary book.
The papers were presented to the Library by P.H. Emerson, of Claringold, Broadstairs (son of Henry E. Emerson), 18 December 1894.Access Conditions
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Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 31682-91, 33767-70.
Coffee trade | Cuba
Plantations | Cuba
Sugar growing | Cuba
Emerson | Henry E | d. 1867 | plantation owner
La Buena Esperanza | coffee estate | Cuba
La Palma | sugar estate | Cuba
Cuba | History | Insurrection | 1868-1878