Books about Guyana Suggested books

Births, marriages, deaths, 1864-1880 by Veecock, Inge R. - announcements as reported in The Colonist newspaper, Georgetown, British Guiana. Copied from microfilms, shelf mark 551, at the British Newspaper Library at Colindale. I Includes index. London : I.R. Veecock, 1996 - 988.15/G1 B3 (Available in the U.S. at the Mormon library, Salt Lake City and at the Genealogical Society of London and British Newspaper Library in England)
Births, marriages, deaths, 1880-1896 by Veecock, Inge R (Main Author) - : announcements as reported in The Argosy newspaper, Georgetown, British Guiana. Copied from microfilms, shelf mark 551, at the British Newspaper Library at Colindale. Includes index. London : I.R. Veecock, 1996 - 988.15/G1 B3 (Available in the U.S. at the Mormon library, Salt Lake City)

Libraries holding "British Guiana Directories":
  • Cambridge University Library (Royal Commonwealth Collection):

    Years available: 1863, 1872, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1894, 1896, 1902, 1906

  • British Library, London :

    Years available: 1878, 1879, 1889, 1891, 1892, 1894, 1896

  • Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London :

    Years available: 1894, 1896, 1877, 1878, 1882, 1888, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1894, 1896, 1898, 1900, 1904, 1905

  • 1898 Rhodes House Library, Oxford :

    Years available: 1860, 1896

  • Society of Genealogists, London :

    Year available: 1882

  • KITLV (Institute of Sociological Studies, Leiden, The Netherlands :

    Years available: 1865, 1866, 1867, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1887, 1888, 1890, 1892, 1894.

Holdings at the New York Public Library: See a large Listing

A history of the Guyanese working people 1881-1905 - Walter Rodney ; (foreword by George Lamming), Kingston, Jamaica ; London : Heinemann Educational, 1981 Available at the following libraries in England: Aberdeen; Edinburgh; Liverpool; Manchester; Oxford; Sheffield; Southampton; Trinity College Dublin; UCL (University College London); ULL
A voyage to the Demerary, containing a statistical account of the settlements there, and of those on the Essequebo, the Berbice, and other contiguous rivers of Guyana By Henry Bolingbroke; London : R. Phillips, [1807] - Available at the Manchester, Oxford and Wellcome libraries in England
Guyanese sugar plantations in the late nineteenth century : a contemporary description from the "Argosy" / edited and introduced by Walter Rodney. Published in [Georgetown, Guyana] : Release Publishers, [c1979] and available at the SAS, Univ. College of London and ULL libraries in England
The colony of British Guyana and its labouring population: containing a short account of the colony, and brief descriptions of the Black Creole, Portuguese, East Indian, and Chinese coolies ... collected ... from sundry articles published ... at different times, and arranged / by Rev. H. V. P. Bronkhurst - published in London : T. Woolmer, 1883
British Guiana, the land of six peoples Swan, Michael (Lancelot) - Available at the Salt Lake City Mormon library
The Indian tribes of Guiana Brett, W. H - Available at the Salt Lake City Mormon library
The Negro family in British Guiana : family structure and social status in the villages Smith, Raymond T. (Raymond Thomas) , 1925-
The Year Book of the Bermudas, the Bahamas, British Guiana, British Honduras and the British West Indies. Various editions, containing lists of officials and the names of various professionals such as lawyers. clergymen, doctors and dentists.
Tracing Your West Indian Ancestors. Author: Guy Grannum. Publisher: Public Record Office (PRO) Publications, England. Review: This guide brings together the varied records that relate to the former British West Indian Islands, Bermuda, Guyana, Belize and Sierra Leone, Africa. ISBN 1903365384 (paperback). Updated 2nd Edition due for publication September 2002. Order online: Amazon UK ISBN 1873162200 (paperback). Order online: Amazon USA
Crowns of Glory, Tears of Blood by Emilia Viotti da Costa, published in 1994 by Oxford University Press . An account of the 1823 slave uprising, mentioning names of both people and plantations.
The Gentle People by Colin Henfrey: The Travel Book Club, 121 Charing Cross Road, London W.C. 2, 1964. (Webmaster's NOTE: this is a wonderful book about the indigenous people of Guiana. The frontispiece states: Colin Henfrey's "gentle people" are the Indians of British Guiana, the only indigenous group in the country. Henfrey first got to know them when, at the age of eighteen, he spent a year in one of their villages as a community development worker. After his first years with the Indians, the author returned to England. Two years later, in a long vacation, he was back in Guiana. During the next three months, he traveled throughout the interior by plane, in jeeps and canoes, and on foot, staying in Indian villages and studying their customs and personality. In this outstanding travel book, Colin Henfrey excitingly reveals a world hardly known by Western society.")
Guyana Farewell by Noel Compton Bacchus, 1995, Noel Bacchus Publishing. (Webmaster's NOTE: I have this book and found it delightful - giving me a glimpse of what it was like for a boy growing up in colonial Guiana. I imagined that my great-grandfather had similar boyhood. Mr. Bacchus was born in 1934, spending his childhood in Guyana and came to the United States in 1955 to attend Grinnell College in Iowa. He completed his Ph.D. at the Fletcher School of Law in Massachusetts and lives on the Upper West Side of New York City.)
Who is Who in British Guiana, 1945 - 1948 (Fourth Edition) - Roth, Vincent and Delph, Charles Noel (editors).
Profiles: Mr. Francis Percival Loncke & Mrs. Ivy N. Loncke née Archer -- 1998, Lowe, Mildred Editor. In Guyana Music Teachers' Association 50th Anniversary Souvenir Brochure. 186 Waterloo Street, Georgetown, Guyana, Music Teachers' Association.
Dictionary of Guyanese Biography. [Volumes one and two], (Georgetown, Guyana: , Seymour, Arthur and Elma (Editors) (1985)