Robert Francis
Letters from the Havana, during the year 1820; containing an account of the present state of the Island of Cuba, and observations on the slave trade
John Miller
'Lettres écrites de la Havane, en 1820; contenant une relation de l'état actuel de l'île de Cuba, et quelques observations sur l'abolition de la traite des nègres' in B. Huber, Aperçu statistique de l'île de Cuba (Paris: P. Dufart, 1826), 27-219. French.
Travel Writings
Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature, University of London. British Library.
Letters Havana Havanna Cuba Travel Slave Trade Society Treaty Spain Portugal
This travel narrative describes the society and economy of Cuba in a series of letters. The second letter focuses on slavery and the slave trade to Cuba. Jameson is a strong critic of slavery as a system of absolute degradation for economic gain: "the value of the slave is raised in proportion as the qualities of the man are destroyed" (20). He describes the treaties signed with Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands as a European "holy alliance" (30) against the slave trade, but signals the limitations and fragility of these accords.
Entered in the British Library catalogue as "Letters from the Havanna".