The Marks Collection

The Marks Collection, bequeathed in 1964, contains some 150 volumes and forty-five linear feet of documents concerning Jamaica. They were assembled by Jeannette Marks of the class of 1899 during her research for her book The Family of the Barrett (Macmillan, 1938), which concerns the Barrett family plantation in Jamaica. The Marks collection is further supported by the Browning portion of the English Poetry Collection and by the Elbert Collection.

Shown: Hans Sloane, A Voyage to the islands, 1707


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