Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 86, no. 3
July 2009

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.

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Methodological Note: Regression Analysis of the Determinants of Repeat Business (PDF document)


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.