Material Relating to the West Indies from the Senhouse Papers : 1762 - 1831.
|Call Number:||MIC-Loyalist FC LFR .S4J6P3|
|Creator:||Senhouse, Joseph, Sir, fl.1770-1790, and Senhouse, William, 1741-1800.|
|Description:||2 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm|
William Senhouse and his brother Joseph (later Sir Joseph Senhouse) were the sons of Humphry and Mary Senhouse of Netherhall, near Maryport, Cumberland, England. After their early education, both men spent several years at sea; William as a midshipman in the Royal Navy from 1755-1769, and Joseph as a midshipman in the India trade.
The microfilm of the Senhouse Papers consists, primarily, of the records of Joseph Senhouse together with a 363 page memoir entitled, Recollections of William Senhouse. The Joseph Senhouse papers contain memoirs; letterbooks; several waste books and account books; observations; maps; leases; plantation estimates and a memorandum book; as well as a record of his experiences as a customs officer. General topics and subjects covered in the Papers include agriculture, slavery, Black history, geography, natural history, ships, commerce, and trade.
|Originals:||The original records are held by the Carlisle Record Office (now Carlisle Archive Centre, Cumbria County Council).|
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A finding aid, prepared by Richard B. Sheridan, University of Kansas, consisting of biographical notes on the lives of William and Joseph Senhouse, a general description of the Papers, a numbered contents list with microfilm reel numbers, and a bibliography accompanies the microfilm. Note that the document numbers are not evident on the film and documents were not filmed in chronological order. Online: The finding aid can be accessed online from Microform Academic Publishers. A subject-specific finding aid detailing material relating to privateering is also available electronically; see Electronic Finding Aid section.
|Electronic Finding Aid Record:||
Privateers in the Senhouse Papers.pdf
The Senhouse Papers is one of several titles in the series, British Records Relating to America in Microform, which are published under the auspices of the British Association for American Studies by Microform Limited.
The background material provided by the author of the Introduction has been a source of much useful information in the preparation of this Inventory description.