Donna’s Blog


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    Manumissions
    I recently got some very interesting and exciting information which means that I have...
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    Vaucluse Leased
    I was digging around in the Archives last week looking for manumission records only...
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    The Letters
    I finally got my hands on the very elusive letters that Henry Peter wrote...
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    Henry Peter and Politics
    While Parliament in Barbados was established in 1639, the House of Assembly was not...
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    The Barbados Mercury and Bridge-Town Gazette
    I am very grateful to the National Library Service and UWI West Indian Collection...
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    Mary Ann Simmons
    Mary Ann Simmons I’ve been in Liverpool for the last week or so, where I...
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    The Mystery of Molly Harry
    The featured photo is actually of my character Sarah in “Free in the City”,...
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    The Bussa Rebellion and Vaucluse
    It would be impossible to write Vaucluse without including the Bussa rebellion. For one...
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    The Will
    “This is the last will and testament of me Henry Peter Simmons of the...
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    Doggedness - Persevering until you reach your goal
    Doggedness: perseverance; persistence; determination to continue without giving up in spite of difficulties. I now...
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    The joy of research - finding nuggets
    I've discovered that I love research! When I did research for my first two...
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