New British Library Finding Aid

New British Library Finding Aid

‘Atlantic and Indian Ocean Worlds: Uncovering connections between the East India Company and the British Caribbean colonies through the British Library’s Collections’, is a finding aid devised by AHRC Cultural Engagement Fellow Chris Jeppesen to suggest some of the ways in which India, the Caribbean and Britain were intertwined during the hundred years between 1757 and 1857—and how these links can be traced in the British Library’s collections.

[Image: Chair, England, ca.1760, William and John Linnell. Loan: Ladylever. 1-2012. V&A Museum. Carved from mahogany (possibly imported from the Caribbean), the chair's trellis back design was informed by Chinese lattice work.]