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THE

HISTORY OF BARBADOS;

COMPRISING

A GEOGRAPHICAL AND STATISTICAL
DESCRIPTION OF THE ISLAND;

A SKETCH OF THE

HISTORICAL EVENTS SINCE THE SETTLEMENT;

AND AN ACCOUNT OF ITS

GEOLOGY AND NATURAL PRODUCTIONS.

BY

SIR ROBERT H. SCHOMBURGK, PH.D.,

KNIGHT OF THE ROYAL PRUSSIAN ORDER OF THE RED EAGLE;
OF THE ROYAL SAXON ORDER OF MERIT;
OF THE ROYAL FRENCH ORDER OF THE LEGION OF HONOUR.

Corresponding Member of the Royal Geographical, the Zoological, and the Entomological Society of

London; Member of the Imperial Academy Leop. Carol. Nat. Curios., &c.
Honorary Member of the Barbados General and of the St. Philip's District Agricultural Society.

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LONDON:

LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN AND LONGMANS.

1848./

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HIS EXCELLENCY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

SIR CHARLES EDWARD GREY,

KNIGHT GRAND CROSS OF THE GUELPHS OF HANOVER, GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF JAMAICA.

THIS

HISTORY OF BARBADOS

IS, WITH ESPECIAL PERMISSION,

VERY RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED

BY HIS EXCELLENCY'S

MOST OBEDIENT SERVANT,

ROBERT H. SCHOMBURGK.

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