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British Honduras Grand Court Records

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 29, a-c
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(36)

Scope and Contents

Jan. 11, 1848 - Nov. 1, 1849.  Copies of 3 dossiers of records for two cases brought before the Grand Court in Belize, settlement of British Honduras.  The first case deals with opposition to the Chief Justice Robert Temple by jurors and the subsequent arrest of William Henry Coffin for contempt of court.  The second case concerns irregularities in the inquest made after a drowning.  The collection also includes sample forms for various court procedures. The records help paint a portrait of the political, judicial, and social situation of British Honduras before becoming a Crown Colony in 1871.  56 leaves.


  • January 11, 1848 - November 1, 1849

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Open to the public. No known restrictions.


3.00 Pieces

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Arrangement Note

Box 3, Folder 29, a-c
British Honduras Grand Court Records
Manuscript Collection 50 (36), Manuscripts, The Latin American Library, Tulane University
Written by Ruth Olivera, September 1989; revised by Devin Dittfurth, August 1998
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