Title

Liberated African Register; (54,157-57,571); Vol.12; 1837 [copy 3]

Date

1837

Description

This is a list of 3414 Africans liberated from slave ships by the British Royal Navy in 1837. 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 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 markings.

Bound volume. Volume 12.

Approximately 480 folios.

Entries organized by number [Numbers 54157-57571].

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, some mildew and iron gall damage.

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; (54,157-57,571); Vol.12; 1837 [copy 3] ,” The Harriet Tubman Resource Centre Digital Archive, accessed May 20, 2019, http://digital.tubmaninstitute.ca/items/show/571.

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