Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
Published and unpublished works on African history written by Gray, accompanied by research notes from archives and secondary sources.
A settlement on the marriage of Henry Haynes with Harriet Watkins Oliver, including property on the island of Antigua and enslaved persons specifically noted as forming part of this.
A printed poster of the Provost Marshal's sales, June Grand Court, 11 June 1827, advertising the sale of enslaved persons at the Court House on 25 June 1827. The poster gives the names of the owners and enslaved persons and the cost price, although some of these details have been cut out and removed. On the back of the poster are manuscript details of the sale of an slaved person at the June Great Court, dated July 1827.
Letters and papers concerning Grenada written by Robert Melville and others and an edition of 'Royal Commonwealth Society Library notes' concerning Melville and this collection.
Letter from Malcolm Laing to William Philip Perrin regarding the sale of enslaved people at Hallhead plantation, Jamaica, 21 July 1780
Comprises letter from Laing in Jamaica to Perrin in London, with detail of 19 enslaved people to be sold from Hallhead Plantation, adjoining Blue Mountain [owned by Perrin] in the parish of St Thomas in the East, Jamaica. The enclosed note lists the names of individual enslaved people with a valuation ascribed to each.
The letter discusses the trade in jewels, pearls, slaves [i.e. enslaved people] and other commodities with the countries of north-western Europe and the Near East. Signed holograph on two sides. Wafer seal on silk.
Letters to Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton from Sir Samuel Baker and Sir Roderick Murchison. There is a covering letter from Mrs M.C. Ponsonby, 8 February 1939, presenting the letters to the R.C.S., and the Librarian's reply, 9 February 1939. The folder also includes 'Royal Commonwealth Society library notes', no. 19 (July 1958), comprising the article 'Sir Samuel Baker and the slave trade', which transcribes the letters and comments on them.
An undated memorandum regarding the extent to which enslaved persons taken to America included Africans from the eastern side of the continent, consisting largely of extracts from T. Fowell Buxton's 'The African slave trade and its remedy' (1840). The latest date mentioned in the memorandum is 1909.
Four volumes of newscuttings, three relating to Southern and East Africa and one to the Native Question in South Africa, and loose cuttings on related subjects. Many of the articles concern the activities of the colonial powers in Africa, notably Great Britain, Germany, Spain and France.
A collection of loose prints copied from stereoscopic views.
Newscuttings concerning slavery in Africa, particularly in Abyssinia.
A Ph.D. thesis for the University of London, 554 pages, with a map.
Loose papers and one newspaper from Patrick and his son James Colquhoun's correspondence files. RCMS 263/1-9 have a cover headed 'Nevis 1820' and RCMS 263/11-31 are in a similar cover '1832 West Indies'. Each has a note of contents, but these do not tally exactly with the items now present.