Title

Liberated African Department; Duplicate Register II; 6289-8528 [copy 2] / [British Royal Navy, Liberated African Department]

Date

1814-1816

Description

This is a duplicate list created in the mid to late nineteenth century. It contains details of 2239 Africans liberated from slave ships by the British Royal Navy between 1814 and 1815. These were among the earliest African individuals affected by the implementation of British suppression policies following abolition in 1807. The list includes extremely rare detail of the names, ages, height and gender of the men, women and children released from illegal slave trading vessels at the Vice-Admiralty Court at Freetown. In addition, there is detailed information on the physical attributes of the individuals including scarification and other body markings. The information in the Liberated African Department is the most important source for the illegal slave trade that survives.

Bound volume, apparently Vol. 4.

Approximately 420 folios.

Entries organized by number [Numbers 6289-8528].

The volume has been rebound in cloth on boards and stamped in gold. It is spine bound in red leather. The pages are stuck together, and there is significant iron gall damage. There is some insect damage.

Language

English

Coverage

Rights

To use this material for any purpose other than research, please get permission from the Sierra Leone Public Archives.

Citation

[Great Britain. Royal Navy.], “Liberated African Department; Duplicate Register II; 6289-8528 [copy 2] / [British Royal Navy, Liberated African Department],” The Harriet Tubman Resource Centre Digital Archive, accessed January 16, 2018, http://digital.tubmaninstitute.ca/items/show/365.

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