Papers Relating to the Disturbances in Jamaica. Part I [bound with] Papers Relative to the Affairs of Jamaica. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, February 1866. PARLIAMENT OF GREAT BRITAIN, John Edward EYRE.
Papers Relating to the Disturbances in Jamaica. Part I [bound with] Papers Relative to the Affairs of Jamaica. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, February 1866.

Papers Relating to the Disturbances in Jamaica...
Papers Relating to the Disturbances in Jamaica. Part I [bound with] Papers Relative to the Affairs of Jamaica. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, February 1866.

London: Eyre and Spottiswoode for HMSO, February 1866.

Foolscap folio, two reports bound together retaining original blue titling wrappers; iv,262 & iv,279 pages respectively; splendid preserved in half red morocco binding with black labels.

Eyre's Jamaica correspondence in print

The primary parliamentary reports relating to Governor John Edward Eyre and the Jamaica uprising of 1865.

The primary parliamentary reports relating to Governor John Edward Eyre and the Jamaica uprising of 1865.
Eyre is primarily remembered in Australia for his role in the exploration of the arid interior, revealing vast grazing lands in New South Wales and overlanding parched country in the new colony of South Australia. However, his actions of Governor of Jamaica during the bloody civil insurrection of 1865 have earned lasting historical notoriety. His stark interpretation of martial law, especially the public execution of George William Gordon (a member of the Jamaican legislature of African descent) caused widespread public controversy.
The publication of this report provided gave the public access to much of Eyre's correspondence and other previously unavailable materials. Many of the most prominent British intellectuals and luminaries stepped into the fray: 'he became the centre of intellectual warfare between the Jamaica Committee supported by J. S. Mill, Thomas Huxley, Thomas Hughes, Herbert Spencer and others and the Eyre Defence Committee supported by Carlyle, Charles Kingsley, Tennyson, Ruskin and others' (Australian Dictionary of Biography).
The first report included in this volume titled Papers Relating to the Disturbances in Jamaica comprises three parts. The first and longest part is here included.

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