Trinidad - 1844 holograph letter
Trinidad - 1844 holograph letter

Trinidad - 1844 holograph letter

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Trinidad - 1844 holograph letter written in Philadelphia, to James MacQueen in London

3-page page letter dated 12th September 1844, written by Robert Neilson and sent to James MacQueen in London.

reasonably legible handwriting. good condition apart from one edge tear and a hole in the paper from breaking of the wax seal 

James MacQueen was born in Crawford, Lanarkshire in 1778. He was a manager of sugar plantation in Grenada before the age of 20, and later founder of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, and a writer on economics, politics and geography.

The letter initially refers to the favourable opportunities for investing in America, but the bulk of it deals with affairs on the island of Trinidad, from where it appears the writer had recently returned.