William & Mary Quarterly
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Interactive Digital Projects
The Account Book of Richard Poor, Quaker Merchant of Barbados
S. D. Smith
William Mayo, A New and Exact Map of the Island of Barbadoes in America (London, 1722). This digital scan joins a map originally published in two sections, enabling readers to identify Richard Poor the elder’s two plantations in Saint Michael parish and explore the rest of Mayo’s survey with a user-friendly interface.
This note illustrates how Richard Poor’s preference for repeat business with household heads and dealers in plantation produce can be quantified using the technique of linear regression.