A NOTE ON SOURCES
Two collections of primary source documents were of great importance for this study. The first is a collection of Governor James Grant's letter books and original letters written to Grant, which are part of the Macpherson-Grant Papers, Ballindalloch Castle, Banffshire, Scotland. The American materials, hereafter referred to as the James Grant Papers or JGP, have been microfilmed. Copies are available at the Scottish Record Office, Edinburgh, and the Library of Congress, Washington , D.C. The second collection, and most important for this webpage, is Treasury 77, Papers of the East Florida Claims Commission, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey, England. The James Grant Claim, for example, is Piece 7, File 18 and cited in the text as T77/7/18-Grant. Other claims and claimants are cited similarly.
The Papers of the East Florida Claims Commission were not available to researchers until recently. Heavily water damaged in the early nineteenth century, the papers were sent to the PRO's conservation laboratory in the 1980s and opened to the public in 1992. Quality of the documents is generally readable to excellent, although some sections and pages are not legible.
Surveyor's maps of East Florida farms and plantations that appear in this webpage are primarily from Treasury 7, Papers of the East Florida Claims Commission, The National Archive, Kew, England.
Relevant Secondary Sources
Bernard Bailyn, “Failure in Xanadu,” in Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985), chapter 12.
John Bartram, Diary of a Journey through the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida from July 1, 1765 to April 10, 1766, ed. Francis Harper, Transactions of The American Philosophical Society 33, No. 1.
William Bartram, The Travels of William Bartram: Naturalist Edition, ed. Francis Harper (Athens: University of Georgia Press: 1998).
Bill Belleville, River of Lakes: A Journey on Florida's St. Johns River (Athens, Ga : University of Georgia Press, 2000).
Edmund and Dorothy Smith Berkeley, The Correspondence of John Bartram, 1734-1777 (Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1992).
Joyce E. Chaplin, An Anxious Pursuit: Agricultural Innovation and Modernity in the Lower South, 1730-1815 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1993).
Patricia C. Griffin, Mullet on the Beach: The Minorcans of Florida, 1768-1788 (Jacksonville: University of North Florida Press, 1991).
David Hancock, Citizens of the World: London merchants and the integration of the British Atlantic community, 1735-1785 (Cambridge University Press: 1995).
Charles Joyner, Down by the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1984).
Jane G. Landers, ed., Colonial Plantations and Economy in Florida ( Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2000).
Daniel C. Littlefield, Rice and Slaves: Ethnicity and the Slave Trade in Colonial South Carolina (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1981).
Philip D. Morgan, Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999).
Ira Berlin and Philip D. Morgan, editors, Cultivation and Culture: Labor and the Shaping of Slave Life in the Americas (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1993).
Philip D. Morgan, “Work and Culture: The Task System and the World of Lowcountry Blacks, 1700-1800,” William and Mary Quarterly, 3d Series, 563-599.
Charles Loch Mowat, East Florida as a British Province , 1763-1784 (Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1964).
Paul David Nelson, General James Grant: Scottish Soldier and Royal Governor of East Florida (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1993).
Epaminondas P. Panagopoulos, New Smyrna : An Eighteenth-Century Greek Colony (Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1966).
George C. Rogers, Jr., The Papers of Henry Laurens, vol. 5, September 1, 1765- July 31, 1768 (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1976).
Daniel L. Schafer, “‘...not so gay a Town in America as this...': St. Augustine , 1763-1784," in Jean Parker Waterbury, editor, The Oldest City : St. Augustine, Saga of Survival (St. Augustine Historical Society, 1983), 91-123; “Plantation Development in British East Florida: A Case Study of the Earl of Egmont,” Florida Historical Quarterly (October 1984), 172-183; “Yellow Silk Ferret Tied Round Their Wrists: African Americans in British East Florida, 1763-1784,” in David R. Colburn and Jane L. Landers, The African American Heritage of Florida (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1995), 71-103; Governor James Grant's Villa: A British East Florida Indigo Plantation (St. Augustine, FL: St. Augustine Historical Society, 2000); St. Augustine's British Years, 1763-1784 (St. Augustine, FL: St. Augustine Historical Society, 2001).
Wilbur H. Siebert, Loyalists in East Florida , 1774-1785 2 vols. (DeLand: The Florida State Historical Society, 1929).
Thomas P. Slaughter, The Natures of John and William Bartram (New York: Random House, 1997); and William Bartram: Travels and other Writings (New York, NY: Library of America, 1996).