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ABOLITION & EMANCIPATION

Part 2: Slavery Collections from the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool

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THE EARLE FAMILY PAPERS
Catalogue of the Earle Family Papers
D/EARLE/1/1: Letter of Instructions re: the Chesterfield, West Africa, 1751
D/EARLE/1/2: Letter re: the privateer Liverpool, 1759
D/EARLE/1/3: List and crew of the Speedwell, 1769
D/EARLE/1/4: The log of the Unity, 1769-1771 (including a description of a slave riot on board ship)
D/EARLE/1/5: Letter of instruction re: the Enterprise, 1779
D/EARLE/1/6: Articles for fitting out the privateer Mars, 1779
D/EARLE/1/7: Papers re: the Harlequin, 1781
D/EARLE/2/1: Deeds re: property and slaves in Jamaica, 1667-1738
D/EARLE/2/2: William Earle’s letterbook 23 Jan 1769 - 23 Sep 1761 (much on West Africa, West Indies and the American colonies) (includes letters to Duke Abashy re: his sons, taken in error)

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D/EARLE/2/3: Letterbook re: the Leghorn trade, 1801-1808
D/EARLE/3/1: Letter from William Earle, re: a slaving voyage to Old Calabar, 1751
D/EARLE/3/2/1-32: Letters to Mr & Mrs Thomas Earle from Joseph Denham, Italy, 1763-1781
D/EARLE/3/3/1-16: Letters from Joseph Denham to his wife, 1762-1774 (much on Leghorn trade)
D/EARLE/3/4/1-34: Correspondence of Thomas, William and Willis Earle re: Leghorn Business, 1817
D/EARLE/3/5/1a + 1b: Business correspondence, 1838-1852
D/EARLE/3/6/1: Printed Resolutions of the United Committee of the Corporation of Liverpool re: Trade to East Indies and China, 1812

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D/EARLE/4/1: Articles of Partnership, 1763, re: sugar trade
D/EARLE/4/2: Articles of Partnership, 1766 re: selling of beads, arrangoes etc
D/EARLE/5/1/1-19: Berbice (now Guyana) Plantation records, 1823-1841
D/EARLE/5/2/1-13: Berbice (now Guyana) Plantation records, 1838-1843
D/EARLE/5/3/1-18: Berbice (now Guyana) Plantation records, 1833-1876
D/EARLE/5/4/1-11: Berbice (now Guyana) Plantation records, 1833-1900
D/EARLE/5/5/1-15: Berbice (now Guyana) Plantation records, 1834-1841
D/EARLE/5/6/1-21: Berbice (now Guyana) Plantation records, 1837-1841, & 1939
D/EARLE/5/7/1-11: Berbice (now Guyana) Plantation records, 1840-1842
D/EARLE/5/8/1-15: Berbice (now Guyana) Plantation records, 1841-1842
D/EARLE/5/9/1-9: Berbice (now Guyana) Plantation records, 1841-1846

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D/EARLE/5/10/1-42: Berbice (now Guyana) Plantation records, 1834-1900
D/EARLE/5/11/1-44: Berbice (now Guyana) Plantation records, 1832-1899
D/EARLE/7/1-12: Family Correspondence and Papers, 1728-1930

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BRYSON COLLECTION
(contains the Sandbach Tinne Collection and the Cobham Papers)

SANDBACH TINNE COLLECTION
D/B/176A/B/3-4: Plantation operation and immigration (Demerara) 1856-1870
D/B/176A/D/1: Materials re: Demerara Plantation, 1795-1812
D/B/176A/D/3: Materials re: Demerara Plantation, 1801-1807
D/B/176A/D/4: Materials re: Demerara Plantation, 1823
D/B/176C/K/1: Materials re: Demerara Plantation, nd
SAS/37A/1/3: Materials re: Demerara Plantation, 1808

COBHAM PAPERS
D/B/1F/1/1-20: Letters from Henry to John Cobham re: USA and business ventures, 1863-1882
D/B/1F/2/1-9: Letters from George to John Cobham re: USA, Civil War and Business, 1861-1865
D/B/101/AL: Will of Liverpool widow, with bequest to black servant, 1766

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CROPPER FAMILY ARCHIVES

Catalogue of Cropper Archive
D/CR/2/1: Business Papers, 1790
D/CR/2/2-7: Business Papers, 1799-1838
D/CR/3/1-4: Business Papers, 1825-1830 (re: canals, railways, etc)
D/CR/4/1-6: Anti-slavery correspondence between Lafayette and Clarkson, William Wilberforce and James Cropper; Maria Edgeworth and James Cropper; Elizabeth Fry and James Croppper; and Thomas Clarkson and Ann Alexander, 1798-1829
D/CR/5/1-7: Letters mostly re: Anti-slavery movement, 1809-1832, including description of Spanish schooner captured slave trading off Benin, 1822
D/CR/6/1-4: Business Papers, 1800-1807
D/CR/7/1-14: Family and religious correspondence, 1806-1857
D/CR/8/1-25: Correspondence between James Cropper and Joseph and Eliza Sturge, 1829-1839
D/CR/9/1-11: Papers re: Liverpool Borough Bank, 1857-1860
D/CR/10/1-70: Family correspondence, 1791-1835 (much re: slavery, religion and family life. Includes materials re: Liverpool Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, American Colonisation Society, and the Tropical Free Labour Company)
D/CR/11/1-83: Anti-slavery album with many pamphlets, 1785-c1840 illustrations and letters. Features items by Thomas Clarkson, Zachary Macaulay, William Smith and William Wilberforce.

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D/CR/12/1-41: Anti-slavery album, 1823-1832
D/CR/13: Album of anti-slavery news cuttings, 1824-1826
D/CR/14/1-8: James Cropper’s Account Book, 1797-1799 and other items
D/CR/15/1-17: Property plans, 1824-c1950, and views of Dingle Bank
D/CR/16/1-20: Articles re: Cropper Family (including Harriet Beecher Stowe on her visit to Dingle Bank)

DANSON ARCHIVE
DD/III/12/48: The African Squadron Vindicated by Lieut H Yule, 1850
DD/III/12/85: Letter re: supply of Cotton from West Africa, 1858
DD/III/14/2/17: Slavery, nd
DD/III/16/4/1: The Administration of Governor Light in British Guiana, 1848 (emancipation of slaves)
DD/III/16/5/1: Economic causes of slavery in the United States by a southern Carolinian, 1857
DD/III/16/5/3: The True State of the American Question 1862
DD/III/17/11: Articles re: Slavery in the Globe, 1856-1866
DD/IV/7: Papers re: building of the Pioneer, with letter on "coolie labour", 1889-1890

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ORIGINAL MSS
DX/1746 Report of Lords of Committee.... concerning the present state of the Trade to Africa, 1789

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DX/169: Slave Trade invoice book of Eadith, Chesterfield and Calveley, 1758-1762
DX/1555/R: Davenport letter re: sales and slave trading, 1768
SAS/37A/1/10: Invoice book of Aston, 1771-1773, documenting slave trade
DX/1048 : Articles and crew list of Hero, 1783
DX/1711: Will, 1791
DX/1732: Account book of Enterprise, a slave trader, 1794-95
DX/170: Letters re: Kitty’s Amelia, a slave trader, 1804-1806
DX/1143: Account of Sally, a slave trader, 1806
DX/1543: Receipt re: a black servant, 1811
DX/1677: Barbarity to a female slave", 1817
DX/428/1: Hodgson letter on comparative expense of free and slave labour, 1823
DX/1544: Calley letter re: Berbice Plantation, 1826
DX/1175: Journal of a voyage to West Africa, 1832
DX/1661: Acts of Parliament, 1837-1839
DX/593: Deed of sale of a slave in New Orleans, 1852
DX/1551: Slave auction notice, Charleston, 1852
DX/653: Merchant’s records, 1717

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CROSBIE OATES COLLECTION

Transcripts of 1st and 2nd voyages
D/O/10/1-30: Letters of William Earle, 1856-1862, re: West Africa, and of Crosbie and Oates families, 1778-1870
D/O/17: Journal of voyage to Bonny, West Africa, 1852-1854, by William Oates
D/O/18: Journal of 2nd voyage to West Africa, 1856-1859, by William Oates

MACGREGOR LAIRD COLLECTION
Transcripts of DX/258/1/1-26
DX/258/1/1-26: Letters, 1857-1859
DX/258/2: Family History
DX/258/3: Laird Family letters and photographs
DX/258/4: Newscuttings
DX/258/5/1-13: Letters (re: the founding of a school at the Niger etc)

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AFRICAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY MINUTES


Vol 1: 1853 - 1867
Vol 2: 1868 - 1882
Vol 3: 1882 - 1910
Vol 4: 1910 - 1923

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LIVERPOOL REGISTERS OF MERCHANT SHIPS

C/EX/L/2/1: Wool Act Register, 1739-1792
C/EX/L/3/1: Plantation Registers, 1743-1756
C/EX/L/3/2: Plantation Registers, 1756-1765

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C/EX/L/3/3: Plantation Registers, 4 May 1765 - 24 Dec 1723
C/EX/L/3/4: Plantation Registers, 7 Aug 1779 - 20 Nov 1784

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C/EX/L/5/1: Subsidiary Register Book, 12 Aug 1788 - 9 Jul 1788
C/EX/L/5/2: Subsidiary Register Book, 10 Feb 1788 - 24 Oct 1793

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C/EX/L/5/3: Subsidiary Register Book, 2 Nov 1793 - 19 Nov 1798
C/EX/L/5/4: Subsidiary Register Book, 23 Nov 1798 - 21 May 1802

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C/EX/L/5/5: Subsidiary Register Book, 22 May 1802 - 18 Mar 1805
C/EX/L/5/6: Subsidiary Register Book, 19 Mar 1805 - 8 Jun 1808

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C/EX/L/5/7: Subsidiary Register Book, 9 Jun 1808 - 2 May 1810
C/EX/L/5/8: Subsidiary Register Book, 2 May 1810 - 21 May 1813

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C/EX/L/5/9: Subsidiary Register Book, 21 May 1813 - 7 Jun 1816
C/EX/L/5/10: Subsidiary Register Book, 18 Jun 1816 - 24 May 1820

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C/EX/L/5/11: Subsidiary Register Book, 25 May 1820 - 9 Sep 1823
C/EX/L/5/12: Subsidiary Register Book, 24 Sep 1823 - 29 Dec 1823
C/EX/L/4/1: Original certificates of British Registry, 31 Aug 1786 - 5 Oct 1786

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C/EX/L/6/1: Subsidiary Register Books of Non-Liverpool Registered Vessels, 30 Oct 1788 - 6 Aug 1791
C/EX/L/6/2: Subsidiary Register Books of Non-Liverpool Registered Vessels, 8 Aug 1791 - 6 Oct 1796

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C/EX/L/6/3: Subsidiary Register Books of Non-Liverpool Registered Vessels, 15 Oct 1796 - 29 Aug 1800
C/EX/L/6/4: Subsidiary Register Books of Non-Liverpool Registered Vessels, 3 Sep 1800 - 16 Sep 1803

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C/EX/L/6/5: Subsidiary Register Books of Non-Liverpool Registered Vessels, 2 Jan 1804 - 7 Jul 1807
C/EX/L/6/6: Subsidiary Register Books of Non-Liverpool Registered Vessels, 5 Aug 1807 - 12 Mar 1810

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C/EX/L/6/7: Subsidiary Register Books of Non-Liverpool Registered Vessels, 12 Mar 1810 - 21 Jul 1812
C/EX/L/6/8: Subsidiary Register Books of Non-Liverpool Registered Vessels, 21 Jul 1812 - 30 Aug 1814

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C/EX/L/6/9: Subsidiary Register Books of Non-Liverpool Registered Vessels, 30 Aug 1814 - 30 Apr 1817
C/EX/L/6/10: Subsidiary Register Books of Non-Liverpool Registered Vessels, 7 May 1817 - 31 Oct 1818



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