The Barretts of Jamaica: The Family of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Item# WP108


By R.A. Barrett

The fascinating story of the Barretts on the island of Jamaica. Drawing upon an extensive family archive of letters, portraits, and documents, this work sheds new light on the poetess’s ancestors and the sources of her family’s great wealth: the agriculture and mineral riches of Jamaica.

The author guides the reader through the often complicated family history of the Barretts in Jamaica: the many property transactions, marriages, and family intrigues. He has included helpful explanatory notes, a glossary, indexes and a pedigree showing the known descendants of the 1655 pioneer.

“This handsomely produced volume should be of interest to all who study the Barretts, and for anyone who seeks to understand the background of the English colonisation of Jamaica.” — Browning Society Notes

  • Published 2000
  • ISBN 0-911459-28-6
  • LC 99-040058
  • 6 x 9 inches, hardback, xii + 224 pages
  • 17 pages of color illustrations
  • Approximate weight: 1.50 lbs.