Martha's Vineyard Museum
This official document is the death certificate for Captain C. M. Marchant of Edgartown, Massachusetts. He died in Barbados in the Caribbean on February 26, 1885 of "Inflammation of the brain and its membranes." He was buried in Barbados the following day. The certificate includes statements by the clergyman who officiated at the funeral, the undertaker, and the physician who attended Captain Marchant prior to his death.