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View Of Governor Dowdeswell Residence (Now Intended for An Academy) And A Distant View Of Fort Charlotte

View Of Governor Dowdeswell Residence (Now Intended for An Academy) And A Distant View Of Fort Charlotte

Artist: Irving, John

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1802

Shelfmark: Maps 147.d.17

Item number: f.2

Length: 52.5

Width: 80.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

This picture by John Irving depicts the residence of the Governor of the Bahamas, on the island of New Providence. It was used as a residence for governors until 1801, when a new house was built on Mount William. The old building was then used as an academy. William Dowdeswell, who was Governor from November 1797 until 1801, established the Botanic Gardens in Nassau.

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