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'Further Papers respecting the Slave Trade on the East Coast of Africa and the System Pursued for its Suppression' [‎86r] (39/50)

The record is made up of 1 volume (25 folios). It was created in 29 Oct 1869. It was written in English and French. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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during the past five years, the places from which the slaves have been received, and the
way in which they have been disposed of.
2. I am to add that, in addition to the number entered in the statement, a party of
350 liberated slaves, forwarded by the Acting Resident at Aden, were landed at Bombay on
the 24th instant, and that another party of 350 is expected to arrive from the same
settlement very shortly.
I am, &c.
(Signed) A. C. GONNE.
Inclosure 2 in No. 17.
Statement showing the Number of Captured Slaves received in Bombay during the past
Five Years, the Name of the Officer and Place from which Received, and the Manner
in which they were Disposed of.
How Dispose(
i of.
Year and
Month.
Number of Slaves
Received.
Name of the Officer,
and Place from which Received.
Sent to Nassick
School.
Obtained
employment.
Sent back to
Zanzibar.
Escaped at Aden
before the Vessel
left.
Died on the way
to Bombay.
Died in Bombay.
Total.
Sept. 1865
Aug. 1866
Mar. 1867
Apr. „
Aug. „
Jan. 1868
Nov. „
Feb. 1869
Mar. „
57
48
132
5
89
92
20
60
46
The Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. , Aden
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The Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Kutch ..
The Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. , Aden
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The Officer commanding H.M.S.
" Nymphe".
The Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. , Aden
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55
40
19
8
88
5
88
85
20
67
36
*2
2
14
'i
11
"l
4
3
57
48
132
5
89
92
20
106
549
Total .
114
361
36
2
17
19
549
(Signed) A. C. GONNE, Secretary to Government.
Bombay Castle, August 31, 1869.
No. 18.
Mr. Otway to the Secretary to the Admiralty.
Sir, Foreign Office, October 4, 1869.
I HAVE laid before the Earl of Clarendon your letter of the 24th instant, inclosing
a draft of the Instructions which the Lords of the Admiralty propose to issue for the
guidance of naval officers employed in the suppression of the Slave Trade, with a view to
prevent a recurrence of the irregularities complained of on the East Coast of Africa; and
I am to inform you that his Lordship entirely concurs in the proposed instructions.
There is, however, one important question, namely, that of the best places for landing
liberated slaves taken from vessels captured on the East Coast, which is not referred to in
the instructions. The point is one which will have to be considered by the Commission
which will shortly meet for the discussion of Slave Trade questions on the East Coast,
and Lord Clarendon would therefore suggest that the proposed instructions might be
referred to the Commission before they are finally adopted.
I am to return the draft Instructions in accordance with your request.
I am, &c.
(Signed) ARTHUR OTWAY.

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Content

This file contains correspondence between British officials regarding their attempts to monitor and prohibit slave traffic on the East Coast of Africa. The correspondence dates from March 1869 to October 1869.

Of particular interest are the following folios:

  • Folio 71 - French Government boat registration papers that had been given to 'Arab Dhows' allowing them to travel under the French flag.
  • Folio 73 - A chart entitled 'Memorandum of Number of Slaves landed and liberated at Aden, and how disposed of'.
  • Folio 74 - A copy of the Slave Trade Jurisdiction (Zanzibar) Bill, May 1869.
  • Folios 89-91 - 'A Memorandum by Mr. Churchill [Henry Adrian Churchill, Britain's Agent in Zanzibar] respecting Slave Trade on the East Coast of Africa'.
Extent and format
1 volume (25 folios)
Arrangement

The file is arranged in rough chronological order, with the earliest correspondence at the beginning of the file and the latest at the end of the file.

Physical characteristics

Condition: contained within a bound volume that contains a number of other files.

Foliation: The foliation for this description commences at f 67, and terminates at f 91, as it is part of a larger physical volume; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is also present in parallel between ff 5-134; these numbers are written in pencil, but are not circled, and can be found in the same position as the main sequence.

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