A View of the Governors Residence in the Botanic Garden _ St. Vincent.
Printed by W. Day
Lithograph on india paper with large margins, sheet 135 x 220mm (5¼ x 8½"). Toning to edges.
The St Vincent Botanic Gardens were established by Sir Robert Melville in 1765 (making them the oldest botanic gardens in the Western Hemisphere). In 1823 three acres were set aside for the construction of a house for the Colonial Governor, shown here. Plate from 'Four Years' residence in the West Indies' by Frederick William N. Bayley (1808-52), who accompanied his father (a soldier) to Barbados in the 1820s. Bayley writes in his book that 'perhaps I could not have been on a more delightful spot than the citadel at Forth Charlotte'.
Not in Abbey.
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