Title

Liberated African Register; 30709 to 37429 [copy 3]

Date

1829-1830

Description

This is a list of 6720 Africans liberated from slave ships by the British Royal Navy between 1829 and 1830. These were among tens of thousands of 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 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.

Bound volume.

Approximately 460 folios.

Entries organized by number [Numbers 30709-37429].

The volume has been rebound in cloth on boards and stamped in gold. It is spine-bound in red leather. There is iron gall damage. There is some water damage to the lower edge of pages. There is some mildew and foxing.

Language

English

Coverage

Rights

Please obtain permission from the Sierra Leone Public Archives to use this material for purposes other than research.

Citation

Great Britain. Royal Navy, “Liberated African Register; 30709 to 37429 [copy 3],” The Harriet Tubman Resource Centre Digital Archive, accessed May 27, 2019, http://digital.tubmaninstitute.ca/items/show/566.

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