Colonial Office and Predecessors: St. Christopher (St. Kitts), Nevis and Anguilla: Original Correspondence
This series contains original correspondence relating to St. Christopher (St. Kitts), Nevis and Anguilla. The greater part of this correspondence begins with the year 1816 when the government included Tortola and the Virgin Islands.
Bound volumes arranged chronologically 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.
St Christopher was first settled by the English in 1623. In 1625 French settlers arrived and the island was divided between the two nations. The French portion was captured by Britain in 1702 and formally ceded to her in 1713. Recaptured by France in 1782, St Christopher was restored to Britain in 1783. It became part of the Leeward Islands government in 1671. In 1882 St Christopher, Anguilla and Nevis were united to form one presidency. On the dissolution of the Federation of the Leeward Islands in 1956, St Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla became a separate colony. Anguilla formally separated from St Christopher and Nevis in 1980.
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