Date of creation: 1930 to 1991
Extent: 7 boxes
CCCW Catalogue: MIN. Some supplementary material not yet catalogued.
Keywords: Jamaica, West Indies, slavery, Anglican Church

Richard Minter was a graduate of Oxford who taught briefly at Manchester University and Burgh Missionary College, Lincs., before being appointed as rector of Claremont in Jamaica in 1938, where he stayed until 1945. On his return to England and the post of vicar of Stow-cum-Quy in Cambridgeshire, he maintained a lifelong interest in and connection to the West Indies. This included writing a thesis on the church and slavery in the region in part-fulfilment for the degree of B.D. This collection consists of letters, research notes, drafts, and completed manuscripts of this work, “The Comparative Importance of Influences Hostile to the Slave Trade within and without the Established Church in the West Indies before 1783” and of a book on the Anglican church in the West Indies, Episcopacy without Episcopate, published in 1990. The collection also includes articles, pamphlets, and church guides related to church and government in the West Indies, mainly Jamaica.

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