SAN FERNANDO CORPORATION ARCHIVES
San Fernando City Corporation, City Hall, Harris Promenade, San Fernando
Website: http://www.sancity.org/ . . . . . .(Currently. problems with the website)
Tel.: (868) - 652 - 2543 / 7; 652 - 3205; 652 - 6919
Fax: (868) - 653 - 9376
Mayor: Ms. Marlene Coudray (Alderman)
Tel.: (868) - 653 - 3205; 775 - 7191
Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Deodath Ragoobar
Tel.: (868) - 652 - 1656; 652 - 2186
Fax: (868) - 653 - 9378
There may be a more current, published and available catalogue of the holdings of the San Fernando Archives. However,
trinidad and tobagofamily history.org has no information on this.
Enos Sewlal, the first Government Archivist (1965) compiled the following preliminary list:
Minutes - 1st Vol. 1853 - 56 (there is a gap from 1856 - 1873 then 1874 to present with possible gaps.
In fact, all covering dates must be regarded as tentative, until the collection has been sorted.
Appendices to Minutes - series more or less complete, but not finally checked.
Letter Books, from ca. 1880.
House Rate Books, from 1851 to the present (possible gaps)
Account Ledgers, from 1896 to the present: –
(i) The Town Clerk and Treasurer in account with the Borough Council of San Fernando,
(ii) Water Works Ledger.
(i) Bound Volumes of “Royal Gazette” ex 19th century;
(ii) Bound Volumes of “Blue Books”;
Return of Ownership - from 1912 to the present.
Vouchers - from 1915
Plans of buildings put up in San Fernando, of recent date.
Ordinance No. 33 of 1845 (typewritten) constituting the Corporate Body within the town of San Fernando.
Orders in Council relating to Trinidad, 1831 - 1847.
Ordinances of Trinidad from 1832.
Ottley, Carlton Robert
The Story of San Fernando
[Diego Martin, Trinidad, 1971]
Laventille, Trinidad: International Print, 1971
xv, 177 p : illus: p of plates,  leaves of plates; 22 cm; 1 facsimile
Includes bibliographical references : p.173
National Library of Trinidad & Tobago (Heritage);
University of the West Indies Library (Main Library)
NLTT Call #:
UWI Call #:
Ref WI 972.983Ot (5 copies)
F2123 S1 O91 S8
1700149977 (2 copies)
1700046958 (3 copies)
1700159261 (4 copies)
Anthony, Michael. 1930 -
Anaparima, the History of San Fernando and its Environs, the Naparimas. Vol 1: 1595-1900
City Council of San Fernando 2001 by Zenith Services, Ltd,
Eastern Main Road, Laventille, Trinidad & Tobago
vi, 805 p.. ill.. 23 cm
Insurance plan of San Fernando, Trinidad (February 1895) inserted in volume 1 (folded).
NLTT Call #:
National Library of Trinidad & Tobago (Heritage); multiple T&T libraries.
REF WI 972.983 An A
ARIMA BOROUGH COUNCIL ARCHIVES
In 1885, Arima was awarded the status of a Borough by Royal Charter.
The old records of the Council are said to have been burnt by a former Town Clerk in reprisal for dismissal, but there are
important survivals. [Data from Enos Sewlal, the first Government Archivist (1965)]
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