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Invoice for various goods

Invoice for various goods

Description:

Papers of the Duncomb family.
Invoice from James Laroche and Co to William Jefferies for the ship, the Cornwall , 1763, for various goods, including tar brushes, mending flags (stores ordered by Captain Duncomb, plus brooms, mops, brushes, sheeting and nets. Total value, £10 9s 10d.

Date: 1763

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Object ID:DM 1061

Orders and invoices for J R Herbert

Orders and invoices for J R Herbert

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Papers of the Duncomb family.
Copy of orders and invoices for J R Herbert. Nevis, 29th July 1777. Items to be shipped on the ship, the Nevis Planter . The order includes sugar ladles, horse harness, womens shoes, flour, rope, linseed oil, blue Negroe cloathing (cloth for making clothes), cut glass finger bowls for the dinner table, axles for the wheels of dung carts, dried peas, bacon, cheese, paint, locks and Wedgwood(?) teapots.

The language used to describe people of African descent in the 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.

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Letter; poor sales, family and friends

Letter; poor sales, family and friends

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Papers of the Duncomb family.
Letter from David Duncomb in Bristol to his father in Antigua, regarding the poor sales of a cargo of sugar and rum and news about family and friends.

Page 1 of 3. For pages 2 and 3, see ids 2892 and 2893.

Date: Dec 19 1763

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Letter; trade, election, family news

Letter; trade, election, family news

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Papers of the Duncomb family.
Letter from (unknown) to Duncomb regarding trade (the ship the Juba ), a contested election and family news.

Date: April 13 1769

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Estimate of a cargo

Estimate of a cargo

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Papers of the Duncomb family.
Estimate of a cargo for 50 Negroes to Bynin (Benin, Africa). The cargo listed here consists of different types of bead, including the highly prized coral beads which were used as a status symbol by royalty and nobility in Benin. Total estimated value, £1605 6s 6d.

The language used to describe people of African descent in the 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: 1769

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Estimate of cargo on the Hungerford

Estimate of cargo on the Hungerford

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Papers of the Duncomb family.
Estimate of a cargo for the ship, the Hungerford, to New Calabar for 400 Negroes .
Cargo includes an estimated 850 muskets, 450 blunderbuses, 170 barrels of gunpowder, 2002 pieces of cloth, 400 brass pans (Neptunes ), beads, hats, lead, shot for the guns, knives and iron pots. Total estimated value, £4804 125 0d, equivalent to 28975 barrs , the unit of currency used in trade in West Africa.

The language used to describe people of African descent in the 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: May 1769

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Object ID:DM 15

Stove for drying sugar loaves

Stove for drying sugar loaves

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Encyclopaedia, Diderot. Volume 1. Page 54.
Large stove for drying sugar loaves.

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Factory for bleaching sugar

Factory for bleaching sugar

Description:

Encyclopaedia, Diderot. Volume 1. Page 52.
Factory for bleaching sugar.

Date: unknown

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Processing of twist

Processing of twist

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Encyclopaedia, Diderot. Volume 1.
Page 28. Manufacture of tobacco – processing of twist (or rope). Rolling and cutting tobacco.

Date: unknown

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Note of how slaves are employed

Note of how slaves are employed

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Note of how slaves are employed each day; planting potatoes for their food allowance, building walls, distilling etc. Pinney Papers; Plantation Occurances, 1798 – 1800.

Date: July 1800

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