Category: Darien scheme

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The Darien Scheme

The Darien Scheme was an investment project, conducted by the Kingdom of Scotland in the 1690's, to colonise the Panama Isthmus through the creation of a new colony, named "Caledonia". The scheme, set up as a rival to the East India Company, established the Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies, also called the Scottish Darien Company.

The scheme, mainly privately funded, is estimated to have consumed up to 50% of the entire capital of Scotland at the time. The eventual failure of the scheme and the consequent collapse of the Scottish economy, is often judged to have been the prime motivation behind the Acts of the Union with England.

This category connects those profiles that contributed to the scheme.

Source works:

  • The Darien Papers: Being a Selection of Original Letters and Official Documents Relating to the Establishment of a Colony At Darien by the Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies. 1695-1700; Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies, also called the Scottish Darien Company. Available at archive.org
  • A history of William Paterson and the Darien Company, with illustrations and appendices ; James Barbour. Available at archive.org
  • Papers Relating to the Ships and Voyages of the Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies, 1696-1707 edited by George Pratt Insh, M.A., Scottish History Society, Edinburgh University Press, 1924, is available on-line.


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