Colonial Office and predecessors: Grenada, Original Correspondence
This series contains original correspondence relating to Grenada.
Bound volumes arranged chronologically, and from 1787 within the following subject headings: Despatches (letters of the governors), Offices (letters of government departments and other organisations) and Individuals (arranged alphabetically). Each volume with a contents list, or précis of each letter giving name of correspondent, date of letter and subject matter.
Grenada was temporarily settled by the English in 1609 and became French in 1650. It was captured by Britain in 1762 and ceded to her by France in 1763. Captured by France in 1779, it was restored to Britain in 1783 and reoccupied by Britain in 1784. In 1833 it became part of the Windward Islands federation. When the post of governor of the Windward Islands was abolished in 1960, a new constitution was introduced. Grenada was a member of the Federation of the West Indies between 1958 and 1962; it became a fully independent state within the Commonwealth on 7 February 1974.
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