A journey from England to Barbados and Demerara and back in 1803

Peter Covey-Crump


Region:
South West
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Type:
Hobby, Probus speaker
Fee:
Expensed
Category:
History
Updated:
18th November 2017
Tagged:
Demerara | Plantation | Nature | Travel

Nathan Lucas kept a journal of a nine-month trip to Demerara and back, visiting his cotton plantation in 1803. He described the economy and the flora and fauna that he saw in the Dutch colony, as well as his sea journeys, including a severe storm when his ship lost all the masts and sails. He was a keen naturalist and a Fellow of the Linnean Society.

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About Peter Covey-Crump

I am a retired Civil Servant living in Gloucestershire. My historical talks are based on research into family history and are illustrated with original documents. I am a keen photographer and this has inspired my travel talks.


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