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LIST OF PLATES AND WOODCUTS.

Frontispiece, View of Bridgetown.
Vignette, Trafalgar Square in Bridgetown.
View of St. John's Church and Hackleton's Cliff..

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9 View of Codrington College....

111 View of St. Anne's Garrison

195 View of St. Philip's Church and Moncreiffe

217 Facsimile of a portion of a MS. Map of the World in the British Museum 255 Configuration of Polycystina from Barbados (2 Plates)...

561 Fig. 1. Eucyrtidium Ampulla, front view. Fig. 2.

, seen from below.
Fig. 3.

seen from above.
Fig. 4. Rhopalocanium ornatum.
Fig. 5. Podocyrtis Schomburgkii.
Fig. 6. Anthocyrtis Mespilus.
Fig. 7. Lychnocanium Lucerna.
Fig. 8. Haliomma Humboldtii.
Fig. 9. Astromma Aristotelis.
Fig. 10. Stephanastrum Rhombus.

WOODCUTS.

Vignette on the Title-page, the Colonial Seal of the Island of Barbados..
Figs. 1 and 2. Diagrams.
Fig. 3. Map of the Central Ridge
Fig. 4. Fissures near Jerocarne in Calabria
Fig. 5. Diagram
Fig. 6. Astræa at Two Miles' Hill
Fig. 7. Astræa at Sandy Lane
Fig. 8. The Rock
Fig. 9. Cliff near Pico Teneriffe
Fig. 10. Chalky Mount
Fig. 11. View of the North-eastern Point of Chalky Mount.
Fig. 12. View of Sandstone Strata ..
Fig. 13. New Fossil Shells .....
Projection of Barometrical and Thermometrical Curves

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CONTENTS.

Geographical and Statistical Description of the Island.

Chapter I. Introductory Remarks on the West Indian Archipelago in

general ..

1

Chapter II. Geographical Position of the Island of Barbados..... 5

Chapter III. General Outline and Aspect

7

Chapter IV. Introductory Remarks on Climate in general

13

Chapter V. Climatology and Meteorological Phænomena in Barbados..

On hurricanes in general, 37 ; hurricanes in Barbados, 45; thunder-storms,

63; waterspouts, 64; great waves, 65; landslips, 67; earthquakes, 68;

May dust, 69; influence of the climate on the human health, 73.

Chapter VI. Civil and Social State of Barbados

79

Population, 79; religious and public instructions, 92 ; public education,

104; Codrington College, and the Foundation School, 111; literature,

and the public press of Barbados, 124; hospitals and benevolent in-

stitutions, 127; learned and literary societies, 132; jails and prisons,

statistics of crime, 134; agriculture and commerce, 140; external com-

merce, 161; coins, 169; taxes, import and export duties, revenue, and

expenditure, 170; the port and careenage of Barbados, 178; the mole-

head, 179; the proposed lighthouse, 180; the market-place, 182;

average prices, 183; public roads, 183; projected railway, 185; West

India mail service, 188; militia and military defence, 190; the past

and present state of the island, 196.

Chapter VII. Political Geography

198

Historical sketch of the chief features of the administration since the

settlement, 198; the present constitution, 205.

Chapter VIII. Local Geography

215

Division of the island into parishes, 215; heights in Barbados, 216; parish

of St. Philip, 217; Christ Church parish, 219; parish of St. George, 221 ;

parish of St. Andrew, 222 ; parish of St. Lucy, 225; parish of St. John,

227; parish of St. Thomas, 234; parish of St. Peter, 236; parish of

St. James, 238; parish of St. Joseph, 239 ; parish of St. Michael, 210.

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