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ANDREWS, H., & Co.
WILLIAMS, E. G., & Co.
SCHILDBERG, H., & Co.
ZOBEL, C. F. J.
- Delph, near Manchester.
Delph, near Manchester.
Morley, near Leeds.
3, Camden Quay
26, Moorgate-street -
A SPECIAL CATALOGUE OF THE INDIAN COLLECTION HAS BEEN PREPARED,
AND IS ON SALE IN THE BUILDING, PRICE 25 CENTS.
CONTRIBUTIONS FROM HER MAJESTY'S COLONIES TO THE
PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF 1876.
History. A chain of islands lying between 21° 42' and 27° 34' N. lat., and 72° 40' and 79° 5' W. long. The group is composed of about 20 inhabited islands and an immense number of islets and rocks. The principal islands are New Providence (containing the capital, Nassau), Abaco, Harbour Island, Eleuthera, Inagua, Mayaguana, St. Salvador, Andros Island, Great Bahama, Ragged Island, Rum Cay, Exuma, Long Island, Crooked Island, Acklin Island, Long Cay, Watling's Island, the Berry Islands, and the Biminis.
St. Salvador, one of the islands composing this chain, was the first land discovered by Columbus on his voyage in 1492. New Providence was settled by the English in 1629, and held till 1641, when the Spaniards expelled them, but made no attempts to settle there themselves. It was again colonized by England in 1667, but fell into the hands of the French and Spaniards in 1703, after which it became a rendezvous for pirates, who were in 1718 extirpated, when a regular colonial administration was established, and the seat of Government was fixed there. In 1781 the Bahamas were surrendered to the Spaniards, but at the conclusion of the war they were once more annexed by, and finally confirmed to, Great Britain at the Peace of Versailles, 1783.
In 1848 the. Turks and Caicos Islands were separated from the other Bahamas, and formed into a distinct
Trade and Industry.
The pine-apple crop is very precarious. The industry of salt raking has ceased to be remunerative, owing to the high protective duties imposed on salt by the United States.
Experiments in coffee planting and other branches of industry have been commenced under the patronage of the present Governor. Revenue and Expenditure.
Public Debt, 1873, 65,0811.