ABOLITION & EMANCIPATION
Part 2: Slavery Collections from the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool
The Merseyside Maritime Museum holds one of Britain's finest collections relating to the Atlantic Slave Trade, combining official records, documenting all ships leaving Liverpool, with private papers. We have divided these over Parts 2 and 3 of the project. Amongst other items, Part 2 features:
- The Earle Family Papers, 1672-1895, concerning slave voyages to Africa and plantations in the Caribbean.
- Records of Demerara Cotton Plantations.
- Papers of James Cropper (1773-1840), the Quaker abolitionist, and his family, with some remarkable scrap-books and correspondence.
- Journals and log books of individual slave ships, including one where a slave revolt took place.
- The Liverpool Register of Merchant Ships, 1788-1823.