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Africa slave trade

The slave trade

Primary sources mainly held at Stanford University.

Great Britain. Foreign Office. Confidential print: Slave trade,1858-1892.
F.0.541. Microfilm N.S. 1103.
LIST: Kew Lists FO541/1-50 SSRC microfiche 2413

F.0.84 Gt. Brit. Foreign Office. General correspondence, Slave trade, 1816-1892. 1,223 reels

Some libraries (Library of Congress, Indiana, University of Florida, Yale, etc.) have the 1,200 plus microfilm reels. See World Catalog. 

 

Nineteenth Century collections online 
See Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization.
Licensed by Stanford. Pub. by [Farmington Hills, Mich.] : Gale Cengage Learning. https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9637955  https://bit.ly/2lW1jV
Includes -

•Despatches from U.S. Consuls in Bathurst, Gambia, British Africa, 1857-1889

•Despatches from U.S. Consuls in Cape Town, Cape Colony, 1800-1906

•Despatches from U.S. Consuls in Gaboon, 1856-1888

•Despatches from U.S. Consuls in Goree Dakar, French Africa, 1883-1906

•Despatches from U.S. Consuls in Grand Bassa, Liberia, 1868-1882

•Despatches from U.S. Consuls in Lourenco Marques, Mozambique, Portuguese Africa, 1854-1906

•Despatches from U.S. Consuls in Santiago, Cape Verde Islands, 1818-1898

•Despatches from U.S. Consuls in Sierra Leone, British Africa, 1858-1906

•Despatches from U.S. Consuls in St. Helena, British West Africa, 1831-1906

•Despatches from U.S. Consuls in St. Paul de Loanda, Portuguese Africa, 1854-1893

•Despatches from U.S. Consuls in Tamatave, Madagascar, 1853-1906

•Despatches from U.S. Consuls in Zanzibar, British Africa, 1836-1906

 

Microform sources

Call number: Microfilm CD3031.A35. T-807
Liberia. Legation. U.S.
Title: Notes from the Liberian Legation in the United States to the Department of State, 1862-1898.
Imprint: Washington: National Archives
Physical description: 1 reel
Series: U.S. National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy T [ser.] no. 807

Call number: Microfilm CD3031.A35. T-806
Madagascar. Legation. U.S.
Title: Notes from the Madagascan Legation in the United States to the Department of State, 1883-1894.
Imprint: Washington: National Archives
Physical description: 1 reel
Series: U.S. National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy T [ser.] no. 806

Call number: Microfilm CD3031.A35. M-89
United States. Navy. Africa Squadron.
Title: Africa Squadron, 1843-1861; letters received by the Secretary of the Navy from commanding officers of squadrons.
Imprint: Washington: National Archives
Physical description: 12 reels (positive)
See a letter and memo (1853) re the capture of a slave ship by the Constitution, flagship of the African Squadron, as examples from this record group.
Call number: Microfilm CD3031.A35. M-169

Organization: United States. Department of State
Title: Despatches from United States Consuls in Monrovia, 1852-1906.
Imprint: Washington: National Archives
Physical Description: 7 reels
Series: U.S. National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy M [ser.] 169
See also: U.S. National Archives. Pamphlet accompanying Microcopy M-169. 3 pages. CD3031.A35. M-169. Index
and Monrovia, Liberia. University of Liberia. Index to Despatches from United States consuls..... [Compiled by the library of the University of Liberia.....1968. 3 leaves. CD3031.A35. M-169. Index.M752

Call number: Hoover Microfilm CD3031.A35. M-170
Also in Green MFILM N.S. 1271
Organization: United States. Department of State
Title: Despatches from United States ministers to Liberia, 1863-1906.
Imprint: Washington: National Archives
Physical Description: 14 reels
See in Hoover Library Reading Room (behind Molly Molly's desk).

Call number: CD3031.A35. M-170. Index M752
Organization: Monrovia, Liberia. University of Liberia
Title: Index to despatches from the United States Ministers to Liberia, 1863-1906.
Physical description: 11 leaves

There is a long list of the Despatches from U.S Consuls to [locations all over the world] at:
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
Diplomatic Records: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications Part 2:General Records of The Department of State. http://www.nara.gov/publications/microfilm/diplomatic/diplo-3.html

Other microform sources in Green Library

U.S. Government Documents

Green Call number: MFILM N.S. 838 Media-Mtxt
Organization: United States. Consulate (Santiago, Cape Verde)
Title: Despatches from United States consuls in Santiago, Cape Verde, 1818-1898 [microform].
Imprint: Washington : The National Archives, National Archives and Records Service, 1960.
Physical Description: 7 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Series: (National Archives microfilm publications ; microcopy no. T-434) Notes: Microfilm.
Subject headings: Cape Verde--Foreign relations--United States--Sources. United States--Foreign relations--Cape Verde--Sources. Series: National Archives microfilm publications ; microcopy no. T-434

United States. Consulate (Mahe, Seychelles) Despatches from United States consuls in Mahe, Seychelles Islands, Indian Ocean, 1868-1888. 1 reel Mtxt.Rm. MFILM N.S. 2655

United States. Consulate (St. Denis, Reunion) Despatches from United States consuls in St. Denis, 1880-1892. 1 reel Mtxt. Rm. MFILM N.S. 2661

United States. Consulate (Teneriffe) Despatches from United States consuls in Tenerife, 1795-1906. 10 reels Mtxt. Rm. MFILM N.S. 2662

Green Call number: MFILM N.S. 1281 Media-Mtxt
Organization: United States. Dept. of State.
Title: Despatches from United States ministers to Belgium, 1832-1906. Imprint: Washington, National Archives, National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, 1950.
Physical Description: reels. Series: (File microcopies of records in the National Archives, [Microcopy] no.193)
Subject headings: Belgium--Foreign relations--United States.
Series: National Archives microfilm publications. M ; microcopy no. 193.
Library Holdings: Vols. 2-12, 31
Despatches relating to the Berlin conference resolutions on the abolition of slavery, relating to a treaty negotiated by Henry M. Stanley with the slave dealer, Tippu Tib, relating to the Brussels conference for abolition of the slave trade, etc. - Aloha South (1977), pp. 199-200.

United States. Dept. of State. Despatches from United States ministers to Liberia, 1863-1906. 14 reels Mtxt.Rm. MFILM N.S. 1271

Green Call number: MFILM N.S. 1248
Organization: United States. Dept. of the Interior.
Title: Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior relating to the suppression of the African slave trade and Negro colonization, 1854-72.
Imprint: Washington, National Archives, 1949.
Physical Description: 10 reels.
Series: (National Archives microfilm publications, Microcopy no. M-160)
Subject headings: Slave-trade--United States--Sources. Afro-Americans--Colonization.
Series: National Archives microfilm publications. M ; microcopy no. 160.

Green Call number: MFILM N.S. 1323
Organization: Great Britain. Embassy (U.S.)
Title: Notes from the British Legation in the United States to the Department of State, 1791-1906.
Imprint: Washington, National Archives, 1953.
Physical Description: 145 reels.
Series: (File microcopies of records in the National Archives, [Microcopy] no. 50)
"These notes reflect two issues of concern to the British government in its dealing with the United States: the suppression of the slave trade and, in the period 1822-60 the Southern States' 'Negro Seamen's Acts.' "

Green. Call number: MFILM N.S. 1392
Organization: France. Legation (U.S.)
Title: Notes from the French Legation in the United States to the Department of State, 1789-1906.
Imprint: Washington, National Archives, 1943.
Physical Description: 32 reels
Series: (File microcopies of records in the National Archives, [Microcopy] no. 53)
Green. Call number: MFILM N.S. 1399
Organization: Portugal. Legacao (U.S.)
Title: Notes from the Portuguese Legation in the United States to the Department of State, 1796-1906.
Imprint: Washington, National Archives, 1943.
Physical Description: 8 reels.
Series: (File microcopies of records in the National Archives, [microcopy] no. 57)

Guides to U.S. Government Records

Hoover Call Number: CD2302.S36
Green Z3509.S67 - HASRC (Lane Room)
Green Stacks Z3509 .S67 1977
Author: South, Aloha.
Title: Guide to Federal Archives relating to Africa.
Imprint: Waltham, MA: Crossroads Press, 1977.
Physical Description: 556 p.
The best source for information on all the U.S. government document record groups listed here, plus many others.

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Diplomatic Records: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications
Pages are not available at times. An online guide, by country, by date, to the M and T series. Provides dates covered by each microfilm reel. Does not provide the detail about African topics that Aloha South's Guide to Federal Archives relating to Africa has.
https://eservices.archives.gov/orderonline/start.swe?SWECmd=GotoView&SWEScreen=GPEA+Microfilm+MIF&SWEView=GPEA+Microfilm+Landing+Page+View+MIF

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Black Studies A Select Catalog of NARA Microfilm Publications http://www.archives.gov/
Pages appear to be down. See Parts 1 and 10 for some descriptions of records on microfilm concerning the slave trade.

Missionary and other records

Call number: 973.7111 .A512A SAL
Title: The African repository. Former title: African repository and colonial journal, v. 1-25
Imprint: Washington, American colonization society, 1825-92.
Physical Description: 68 v. ill., plates, maps. 23 cm.
Notes: Edited by R. R. Gurley and others.
Subject headings: Slavery--United States--Periodicals. Afro-Americans--Colonization--Africa. Liberia--Periodicals.
Superseded by: Liberia
Library Holdings: SAL - STACKS Library has: 1-68, 1825-92//

Call Number: Green E448 .L68 Stacks
Title: Liberia.
Imprint: Washington, American Colonization Society. Volume/date range: no. 1-34; Nov. 1892-Feb. 1909.
Subject headings: Blacks--Colonization--Africa. Liberia. Supersedes: African repository
Library Holdings: GREEN - STACKS Library has: 1/5-30/34, 1892/94-1907/09//

Call number: MFILM 051.5: 49, 641-644 Media-Mtxt
Title: The African repository and colonial journal [microform]. Imprint: [Washington, D.C. : American Colonization Society, 1825-1850].
Physical Description: 26 v. : ill. ; 24 cm. Volume/date range: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Mar. 1825)-v. 26, no. 8 (Aug. 1850).
Notes: Title from caption. Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms, 1948, [1956]. 5 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. (American periodical series: 1800-1850 ; reels 49, 641-644)
Subject headings: Slavery--United States--Periodicals. Afro-Americans--Colonization--Africa--Periodicals. Liberia--Periodicals. Organization: American Colonization Society.
Library Holdings:: GREEN - MEDIA-MTXT Library has: 1-26, 1825-50//

Green Call Number: G240 .C65 1999 Media-Mtxt
Title: Colonial discourses [microfilm] Series one: Women, travel, and empire, 1660-1914. Part 1: Early travel accounts by women and women's experiences in India, Africa, Australasia, and Canada. Portion of title: Women, travel and empire, 1660-1914 Early travel accounts by women and women's experiences in India, Africa, Australasia, and Canada
Imprint: Wiltshire, Eng. : Adam Matthew Publications, 1999.
Physical Description: 25 microfilm reels + guide (39 p. : ill.; 15 cm.) Notes: Accompanied by a printed guide. [list of all women follows].
Accounts by women traveling to Sierra Leone includes accounts of the slave trade.
Library holdings: Reels 1-25 Supplement: 1 guide

Green Call Number: Media-Mtxt MFILM N.S. 14394
Title: Papers of the American slave trade [microform] / editorial advisor, Jay Coughtry.
Imprint: Bethesda, MD : University Publications of America, c1996- Physical Description: microfilm reels ; 35 mm. + guide (xviii, 68 p. : maps ; 28 cm.)
Series: (Black studies research sources)
Notes: Printed guide compiled by Martin P. Schipper.
Contents Note: Ser. A. Selections from the Rhode Island Historical Society. Pt. 1. Brown Family collections (23 reels). pt. 2 Selected collections (30 reels).
Subject headings: Brown family--Manuscripts.
Slave-trade--Rhode Island--History--Sources.
Slave-trade--United States--History--Sources.
Rhode Island--Commerce--History--Sources.
Holdings: Library has:
Ser.A, pt.1 < reels 1-23 of 23>
Ser.A, pt.2 < reels 1-30 of 30>
Library Call Number:
GREEN E445 .R4 P364 1998 GUIDE MEDIA-MTXT
GREEN MFILM N.S. 14394 1 MEDIA-MTXT
Covers early 1700s to the early 1800s. The Brown brothers were among the first molasses and sugar merchants from Providence to engage in the slave trade. However a son of one of the Brown brothers becaume a Quaker and a leader in the anti-slavery movement.
Part 2 recounts the murder of diseased captives, the Cuban slave trade, slave ship revolts, the financial aspects and risk factors involved in the trade, etc.

Green Call Number: MFILM N.S. 1130
Organization: Presbyterian Church in the U.S. Board of Foreign Missions.
Title: Africa letters, 1837-1903: correspondence and report files.
Imprint: Philadelphia : [Published for the Presbyterian Historical Society by Atlas Microfilming Service] 1969.
Physical description: 31 reels
Green Mtxt. Room
Notes: Microfilm has an index. Covers Liberia, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroun, and Gabon.

Green Call number: Media-Mtxt MFILM N.S. 3891
Organization: Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (Great Britain)
Title: Gold Coast records of the U. S. P. G., 1753-1933. [microform] Imprint: East Ardsley, Eng. : E. P. Microform Ltd., [197-?]
Physical Description: 12 reels ; 35 mm.
Notes: Microfilm. "Film no. 96923." Contents Note: reel 1. Original missionary reports, 1906-33.--reel 2. Letters received, 1913-27.--reel 3-9. Original letters, Sierra Leone and Gold Coast, 1856-1933.--reel 10. Letters sent, 1900-35.--reel 11. Committee for Womens Work letters received, 1904-14.--reel 12. West Africa mss. 1753-1951. Subject headings: Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (Great Britain) Missions--Ghana.

Green Call Number: MFILM N.S. 3896
Organization: United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.
Title: African archives of the U.S.P.G.
Imprint: East Ardsley, Yorkshire : EP Microform, c1972.
Physical Description: 52 reels
Green Mtxt. Room
Notes: Includes index/finding lists. Records in the archives of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, c. 1820-1900.
Contents: Cape Town, 15 reels; Grahamstown, 12 reels; Natal or Maritzburg, 13 reels; St. John's Kaffraria, 6 reels; Zululand, 5 reels.

Green Call Number: MFILM N.S. 3895
Organization: United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.
Title: Calendar of African letters.
Imprint: East Ardsley, Yorkshire : E.P. Microform, [1955?]
Physical Description: 1 reel Mtxt. Rm.
Notes: "Letters received by the S.P.G. from South Africa, Mauritius, St. Helena and Sierra Leone, between the years 1837 and 1874.... [and] the Wigram papers, a private correspondence covering the period 1877-1896.

Green Call Number: MFILM N.S. 3892
Organization: United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.
Title: Reports, 1860-1900.
Imprint: East Ardsley, Yorkshire : EP Microform, c1974.
Physical Description: 1 reel Mtxt. Rm.

Green Call Number MFILM N.S. 2861 1 Media-Mtxt
Title: Revue des colonies [microform].
Imprint: Paris : au Bureau de la Revue des colonies, 1834-1842. Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Volume/date range: No. 1 (juil. 1834)-no. 12 (juin 1835); 2 annee, no. 1 (juil. 1835)-8 annee, no. 12 (juin 1842).
Notes: Microfilm. Paris : L'Association pour la conservation et la reproduction photographieque de la press (A.C.R.P.P.), 1972-1978. microform reels ; 35 mm. Vols. for sept. 1836- issued for: Societe d'hommes de couleur.
Subject headings: France--Colonies--Periodicals.
Organization: Societâe d'hommes de couleur.
Library Holdings: GREEN - MEDIA-MTXT
Library has: [1]-7, 1834-41

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