Last autumn I discovered the diary of my great, great, great grandfather,
the Rev. William Fidler, in the archives of the School of Oriental and African
Studies (SOAS) at the University of London.
The diary, which covers the period 1825-1827, describes his voyage from
Bristol to St Vincent accompanied by his wife Anna and other Methodist missionaries,
and contains detailed descriptions of events and places during his first two
years in the West Indies.
He mentions several estates on St Vincent (Palmiste Park, Peruvian Vale,
Cane Grove Estate, Spring Estate, Mount Wynne), and the owners or managers
(Robert Gordon, Col. Edward Jackson, J. D. Questel).
I have recently transcribed the text, and published it on the web. Anyone
interested in this period of St Vincent's history might find the diary
interesting. It can be viewed at the following address: