Mr Guy’s Hospital and the Caribbean

Jane Bowden-Dan explores medical links between the Caribbean and London that throw important light on the position of blacks in eighteenth-century British society.

The correspondence of the Yorkshire-based Lascelles family, which had extensive mercantile interests in the West Indies, particularly importing sugar from Barbados, naval victualling, and slave-owning and trading, is illuminating. A letter dated June 29th, 1752, from  Henry Lascelles to a planter in St Kitts states:

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