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Crushing the cane print

Crushing the cane print

Description:

Photograph of a print in the Hope Museum, Antigua, shows the slaves unloading the cut cane and feeding it into the crusher of a wind powered mill. The plantation manager appears to be supervising the task.

Creator: Bruce Williams

Date: 2001

Copyright: Copyright Hope Museum

Bill of lading for trade goods

Bill of lading for trade goods

Description:

Bill of lading for trade goods shipped by Noblett Ruddock on the ship the Cornwall Gally from Bristol to Africa, 1719. Ruddock was a merchant of Bristol with many trading interests. He invested in the trading of slaves and dealt in slave-produced goods such as sugar and tobacco.

A bill of lading is an official record of goods being carried on a ship.

Date: 1719

Copyright: Copyright BCC Record Office

Tobacconists shop

Tobacconists shop

Description:

Tobacconists shop, from a tobacco wrapper of Baker and Bush, Bristol.

Creator: Baker and Bush

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Detail from A View of ye Jason Privateer (left hand side vignette)

Detail from A View of ye Jason Privateer

Description:

Detail (left hand side vignette) from A View of ye Jason Privateer (c. 1760) by Nicholas Pocock. Shows enslaved Africans being put into the ship’s boat.

Nicholas Pocock was an artist and sailor who drew pictures of ships, featuring slave trading on the coast of Africa.

Creator: Nicholas Pocock

Date: c. 1760

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Object ID:M671

Plan of Baptist Mills brass works

Plan of Baptist Mills brassworks near Bristol

Description:

Right hand side of plan of Baptist Mills brass works near Bristol.Founded in 1702 and closed in 1814.

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.

Creator: unknown

Date: 1702 - 1814

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

Plan of Baptist Mills brassworks

Plan of Baptist Mills brassworks near Bristol

Description:

Left hand side of plan of Baptist Mills brass works near Bristol. Founded in 1702 and closed in 1814

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.

Creator: unknown

Date: 1702 - 1814

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

Page from the accounts book

Accounts book of a slave ship

Description:

Accounts book from the Bristol slave ship, the Africa, for her first voyage in 1774. This is the second page of the accounts book listing some of the cargo on the ship. The goods listed here are cloths from India which were taken to Africa to be traded. The Indian names for the different types of cloth are used.

Date: 1774

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

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