Title

Liberated African Register; (64407-67635); Vol.14; 1839 [copy 3]

Date

1839

Description

This is a list of 3228 Africans liberated from slave ships by the British Royal Navy in 1839. 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. Vol. 14.

Approximately 420 folios, with 200 blank.

Entries organized by number [Numbers 64407-67635].

The volume has been rebound in cloth on boards and stamped in gold. It is spine-bound in red leather. There is extensive iron gall damage and extensive foxing. Many pages are very brittle.

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; (64407-67635); Vol.14; 1839 [copy 3],” The Harriet Tubman Resource Centre Digital Archive, accessed May 24, 2019, http://digital.tubmaninstitute.ca/items/show/573.

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