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Slave Trade Record Book

An inventory of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: LDC
Date: 22 Jan 2009

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Slave Trade Record Book is a single bound volume that documents the sales of enslaved persons at Cacheu (Portuguese Guinea) from 1790-1795. The text describes the enslaved individuals inluding gender and name, and lists the price, name of the seller, and the name of the captain performing the shipment. Shipments on the Nossa Senhore de Belton are described in much detail.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

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Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Nossa Senhore de Belton (Ship)


Slave trade -- Africa, West.


Cacheu (Guinea-Bissau)

Genres and Forms

Business records

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Slave Trade Record Book,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Table of Contents

Business records