3. [DEMERARA] James STUART and Robertson GLADSTONE. A large group of letters to Gladstone regarding business in Demarara. Demerara: 1840-1842. Approx. 15 letters, some retained copies. Letters discuss sugar making, slavery, plantation life in Demerara. Condition: some soiling, darkening, some docketing clipped. Sold not subject to return. "I am sure that the present government means well towards the Colonies, but I fear that they are not properly informed of the real state they are now in… This is the only effectual way to put down the slave trade & slavery itself…"
est. $500 – £800