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Map of North East Africa

Map of North East Africa

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Map of North East Africa, by D’Anville. From the Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce translated from Monsieur Savary by M Postlethwayt. Volume 1.

Date: unknown

Copyright: Copyright Bristol University

Map of North and West Africa

Map of North and West Africa

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Map of North and West Africa, by D’Anville. From the Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce translated from Monsieur Savary by M Postlethwayt. Volume 1.

Date: unknown

Copyright: Copyright Bristol University

Items owned by Royal African Company

Items owned by Royal African Company

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The British trading company, the Royal African Company , traded with Africa via their trading ports on the west coast of Africa. This table gives an account of that owned by the company. It includes slaves, as well as military stores and canoes. From the Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce translated from Monsieur Savary by M Postlethwayt. Volume 1.

Date: unknown

Copyright: Copyright Bristol University

Items owned by Royal African Company

Items owned by Royal African Company

Description:

The British trading company, the Royal African Company , traded with Africa via their trading ports on the west coast of Africa. This table gives an account of that owned by the company. It includes slaves, as well as military stores and canoes. From the Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce translated from Monsieur Savary by M Postlethwayt. Volume 1.

Date: unknown

Copyright: Copyright Bristol University

Tobacco; annual import, export, losses

Tobacco; annual import, export, losses

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Extract from entry regarding tobacco, remarking on its annual import and export and the losses made to fraudulant activity. From the Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce translated from Monsieur Savary by M Postlethwayt. Volume 2.

Date: unknown

Copyright: Copyright Bristol University

How sugar is drawn from the canes

How sugar is drawn from the canes

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Extract from entry about sugar, explaining how sugar is drawn from the canes. From the Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce translated from Monsieur Savary by M Postlethwayt. Volume 2.

Date: unknown

Copyright: Copyright Bristol University

British plantation tobacco law

British plantation tobacco law

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Extract from entry regarding tobacco. The extract details one of the laws relating to tobacco from British plantations. From the Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce translated from Monsieur Savary by M Postlethwayt. Volume 2.

Date: unknown

Copyright: Copyright Bristol University

Report of a meeting

Report in scrapbook

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Report of a meeting of women to consider whether they should address women in America on behalf of women from Britain and Ireland on the subject of slavery.
Report is inside a scrapbook compiled by Anna-Maria Pinney, most probably related to John Pinney, a wealthy plantation owner and sugar merchant from Bristol. Started 1852.

Date: Started 1852

Copyright: Lent to Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Diagrams of early navigation devices

Diagrams of early navigation devices

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Diagrams of devices used in early navigation. The captains of slave ships would have used items such as these to help them sail to Africa and across the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean. From the Universal Dictionary of Arts and Science by E Chambers, 1787.

Date: 1787

Copyright: Copyright Bristol University

Crewmember not to be paid anymore

Crew member not to be paid anymore

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Detail from a page of the Minutes of the Seamen’s Hospital Committee for 6 September 1758. The case of William Cuzzins was reviewed. The decision was made that he justly forfeited his right to his pension and was not to be paid anymore. Cuzzins had been hit in the eye by a fellow crew member on his ship the Alexander on a slaving voyage to Africa (See Id number 2359). The pension may have been stopped in 1755 when his wife Jane failed to appear at a meeting of the Trustees to put the case for continuing the pension.

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: 1758

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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