The documents in this collection represent the paper guides used prior to the provision of an online database to search the archives.
This project was an initiative to move all the collection guides to an online platform.
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Caroni Swamp material collected by Professor Peter R. Bacon. The collection deals with the campaign led by Professor Bacon and the Blue River Action Committee against the attempt by Shell Trinidad Limited to transport liquified propane gas by barge through the Caroni Swamp
In 1783 the Cedula of Population was proclaimed by the King of Spain Jose de Galvez to encourage immigration to Trinidad from the other islands, particularly from the French islands. The edict had several articles including a grant of land for settling in the island. The documents are photocopies but provide the names of petitioners who requested lands, the location and state of these lands in Trinidad.