National Library of Jamaica awarded preservation grant

The National Library of Jamaica was awarded nearly $3 million through the 2009 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) to conserve the Enos Nuttall Manuscripts. The Jamaica Gleaner explains that the grant:

will save historically important documents which once belonged to the esteemed Enos Nuttall who served as bishop. His collection consists of 38 boxes of letters written by governors of Jamaica, clergy and laymen identified as a source of important perspectives during the period immediately following the Morant Bay Rebellion of 1865 up to and including the World War I. The manuscripts also provide information on the formation and development of several institutions including schools, mental institutions, prisons and the poor relief services.

Congratulations to the National Library of Jamaica!