Methodist Chapel, Nevis, British West Indies, early 19th cent.

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Image Reference

Thomas Coke, A History of the West Indies (London, 1811), vol. 3, after title page. (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)

Caption, "A view of the Methodist chapel in Charlestown in the island of Nevis". The Methodist congregation in Nevis was established in the late 1780s or early 1790s; by 1802 it numbered 900 "coloured people and blacks" (Coke, p. 27). The original structure of the chapel shown on the right was built around 1797. In the foreground are free women of color and slaves, apparently dressed for Sunday services. In the British Library copy, this illustration is found in vol. 2 (London,1810).