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Muster roll

Muster roll

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Ships’ muster rolls from 1787 – 1788; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 25.

Muster roll for the ship, the Thomas , sailing for Bonny in West Africa.
410 slaves were bought, and 400 or 401 were sold at Tobago, in the Caribbean.

The muster roll is a list of all crew signed on for all or part of a voyage, which was used to calculate the money each man should pay to the Sailors’ Hospital Fund (insurance).

The Society of Merchant Venturers is a Bristol-based organisation, which was formed in 1552 as an elite body of merchants involved in overseas trade. The Society still exists today.

Date: 1786

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

Muster roll

Muster roll

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Ships’ muster rolls, 29th September 1769 – 29th September 1770; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 35.
Muster roll for the ship, the Wells , sailing to Bristol from the island of St Christophers in the Caribbean. The ship probably had a cargo containing goods produced on the plantation, such as rum, sugar or tobacco.

The muster roll is a list of all crew signed on for all or part of a voyage, which was used to calculate the money each man should pay to the Sailors Hospital Fund (insurance).

The Society of Merchant Venturers is a Bristol-based organisation, which was formed in 1552 as an elite body of merchants involved in overseas trade. The Society still exists today.

Date: 29th Sep 1769 - 29th Sep 1770

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Africa trade/wage labour possibilities

Trade in Africa /wage labour possibilities

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Section from Africa entry, where the possibilities of trade in Africa are discussed and the possibility of using wage labour rather than slavery, with its problems. From The Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce. Translated from Monsieur Savary by Malachy Postlethwayt esq. Published London, 1757.

Date: 1757

Copyright: Copyright Bristol University

Map of the Empire of Mexico

Map of the Empire of Mexico

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A new mapp of the Empire of Mexico showing the Caribbean islands. From A New Survey of the West Indies, by Thomas Gage, published London 1677.

Date: 1677

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Account of expenses for servants/slaves

An account of expenses

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Account of expenses for indentured servants and Negres slaves. From A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes , by Richard Ligon, gent. London 1673.

The language used to describe people of African descent in the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries is unacceptable in today’s terms. We cannot avoid using this language in its original context. To change the words would impose 20th century attitudes on history.

Date: 1673

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Plan for curing house

Plan for curing house

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Plan for curing house for drying out sugar. From A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes , by Richard Ligon, gent. London 1673.

Date: 1673

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Plan of mill for grinding sugar cane

Plan of mill for grinding sugar cane

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Plan of mill for grinding sugar cane. From A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes , by Richard Ligon, gent. London 1673.

Date: 1673

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Mill for grinding sugar cane

Mill for grinding sugar cane

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Mill for grinding sugar cane. From A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes , by Richard Ligon, gent. London 1673.

Date: 1673

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Pineapple

Pineapple

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Pineapple. From A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes , by Richard Ligon, gent. London 1673.

Creator: Richard Ligon

Date: 1673

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Banana

Banana

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Banana. From A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes , by Richard Ligon, gent. London 1673.

Date: 1673

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