Young was governor of Tobago in the early nineteenth century, 1807-1815.
A collection of his memoranda, accounts, invoices, and other documents relating
to his properties, and his historical, statistical, and descriptive account
of the island of Tobago in his diaries provide valuable primary source material
for research into the era. The works are well illustrated with watercolour
sketches and maps done by Sir William Young himself.
three volumes have been in the Library's possession from the establishment
of the University. A fourth volume of illustrations was purchased from
a private individual in Australia in 1978. The Library also has microfilm
copies of three other versions of the manuscripts. The originals to these
are held at the British Library, the Public Record Office and the Royal
Library at Windsor.
Selected Manuscript Pages from the first volume
Water Colour Sketches (a Selection from the Diaries)
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