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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 72

West Indies

page 108

West Indies.

Ward, Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. C. J. (C.M.G.)—Jamaica at Chicago: an Account descriptive of the Colony of Jamnica, with Historical and other Appendices. Sm. 4to. Pp. 95, New York: Wm. J. Pell. 1893.

Few, if any, of the handbooks issued in connection with the Chicsgo Exhibition surpass, as regards print, paper, and illustrations, that of Jamaica. The work has been compiled under the direction of the Hon. Colonel C. J. Ward, C.M.G., who occupied the position of Commissioner, and contains a general description of the Colony, which is the most important of the British West India Islands, not only on account of its greater size, but also by reason of the varied beauty of its scenery, the capabilities of its soil, and the healthiness of its climate. Following at account of the early history of the Island and its various parishes, are chapters relating to sport, the Blue Mountains, climate, trade, varieties of cultivation, and general statistical information regarding Jamaica. The illustrations, which are numerous, are reproductions from photographs of the scenery of the Island and add considerably to the value of the hook as a guide for the visitor and tourist.