The Grenada Handbook


One of the primary resources for historians of the latter English colonial period are the series of Grenada Handbooks, compiled by the Colonial Secretary and published privately by Wyman & Sons, Ltd., Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, London.

These handbooks were published from 1896 to 1948, and include a vast wealth of data, from pictures of the "First Motor Car in Grenada," to a Chronicle of Events for the prior year, lists of registered medical practitioners, foreign consuls, cocoa and nutmeg dealers, a map of the Grand Etang Forest Reserve, financial statistics, lawyers fees, and a directory of all businesses in the colony.

The formal name of the handbook was The Grenada Handbook, Directory and Almanac for the Year _____.

Alister Hughes has a nearly complete set of the Handbooks in his collection.


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