will present here a wide range of material illustrative of the historical
geography of St. Croix, including maps, landscape and architectural images,
historical narratives, and various kinds of social and economic information
drawn from archives and other sources. Wherever appropriate, the material
is organized geographically--primarily in terms of the original survey
grid laid down on the island by the Danish administration in the middle
of the eighteenth century. We are primarily interested in making available
information that would not otherwise be accessible to the general English-speaking
public, whether because of the rarity and fragility of the original documents,
the difficulties involved in archival research, or language barriers.
The scope is broad, but the material presented is by no means exhaustive.
We intend that this project should grow, through the cooperation and interaction
of experts, students, and other interested individuals, wherever they
might be, and that our index maps should be seen to evolve as new information
is added to the computer.