The Text of this Volume was prepared by the late Dr. A. P. Newton, D.Lit., F.S.A., Emeritus Professor of Imperial History in the University of London and Fellow of King's College. The MS. material for it, drawn from the several Colonial Office Classes of Original Correspondence and Entry Books of Correspondence for the American and West Indian Colonies, had been accumulated by Mr. Cecil Headlam, the previous Editor of the Series; and this was edited and passed through the press by Dr. Newton, during the Deputy Keepership of Sir Cyril Flower, C.B., between 1939 and l940.
The Introduction has been written by Mr. K. G. Davies, M.A., Fellow of New College, Oxford; and the The delay in the appearance of the Volume has been largely due to circumstances arising from the War.
February, 1953. Hilary Jenkinson.