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  1. Britain’s Ineffectual Efforts to Suppress the Slave Trade

    ... Dr Mark Hobbs Gulf History Specialist, British Library Great Britain abolished the slave trade ... century, it flourished amid ineffectual British efforts towards its suppression. A flourishing slave trade ... to face. But why did the slave trade – which was one of Britain’s principal preoccupations in the Gulf ...

  2. Manumission, Not Abolition: British Mediations over Slavery in the Gulf

    ... industries: pearl fishing and date farming. British Attempts to Suppress the Trade Suppression of the slave trade was one of the key justifications given by the British for taking control of the waters around ... the slave trade would help bring order to the region, and thus ensure the safety of Britain’s own ships ...

  3. Between Freedom and Slavery: The Employment of Runaway Slaves in the Indian Navy

    ... of the Indian Ocean slave trade which was, arguably, at its peak during the mid-nineteenth century: itinerant ... of local authorities. Navy Slave emancipation Slave trade Chief Secretary to the Government of Bombay ... Coast and Muscat; Slave Trade’. IOR/R/15/1/143 London, British Library, ‘Volume 204 1855/56 Slave Trade ...

  4. 'Précis on slave trade in the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, 1873-1905 (With a Retrospect into previous history from 1852) By J A Saldanha BA, LL B'

    and the slave trade in the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, curated by Jerome Anthony Saldanha, and printed ... for the suppression of slavery and slave trade in the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf, up to 1873 (ff 5-7); Measures ... of Slave Trade from 1874 to 1905 (ff 16v-22); Anti-Slave Trade Operations (ff 22v-30); Runaway slaves ...

    126 images in record Ref: IOR/L/PS/20/C246 Date(s): 23 Jun 1906
  5. ‘File 5/187 I – Proclamation prohibiting slave trade’

    The volume contains copies of covering letters sent with copies of the 1873 Slave Trade ... Orton Francis Warden Būshehr Abū-Shahr Hormuz Isle Proclamations Slave trade Treaties Slave emancipation ... Government issued the Slave Trade Act, which prohibited the maritime trade of slaves in waters policed ...

    327 images in record Ref: IOR/R/15/1/214 Date(s): 18 Jan 1913-31 Jan 1938
  6. 'Vol 186 1853/54 Bahrain; Arabian Coast and Muscat; Slave Trade'

    to events at Bahrain (folios 1-61), on the Arabian Coast and Muscat (folios 63-256), and the slave trade ... and Muscat. Correspondence relating to the slave trade chiefly concerns instances of slaves being imported ... the slave trade. Each subject has a title sheet. Within each subject, the correspondence is arranged ...

    884 images in record Ref: IOR/R/15/1/138 Date(s): 6 Jan 1853-13 Mar 1854
  7. ‘File 5/65 I Question of disposal of emancipated slaves and proposal to check traffic between Muscat, Oman ports and Zanzibar’

    Francis Warden Būshehr Abū-Shahr Hormuz Isle Slave trade Treaties Slave emancipation The papers ... of slave trade prohibition treaties with the Sultan of Zanzibar and most of the rulers of the Persian Gulf states. These treaties had the effect of dramatically reducing the slave trade between East Africa ...

    200 images in record Ref: IOR/R/15/1/200 Date(s): 18 Jan 1889-14 Jul 1905
  8. ‘File 5/201 Manumission of slaves and rules relating to cases arising out of the pearling industry’

    Orton Francis Warden Būshehr Abū-Shahr Hormuz Isle Pearl industry and trade Indentured labour Slave trade Treaties Slave emancipation Two separate printed reports with their own pagination systems, bound ...

    50 images in record Ref: IOR/R/15/1/234 Date(s): 28 Oct 1918-1 Nov 1918
  9. ‘File 5/74 Practice attributed to British authorities of surrendering fugitive slaves’

    of their obligations in relation to the suppression of the slave trade. The memorandum gives details of the tour made ... Hormuz Isle Slave trade Treaties Slave emancipation Correspondence in the volume is arranged in rough ... century, the British Government's efforts to suppress the maritime slave trade in the Persian Gulf region ...

    150 images in record Ref: IOR/R/15/1/201 Date(s): 6 Aug 1897-14 May 1900
  10. ‘File 5/6 I Brussels Conference and general rules and procedure on slave traffic’

    Orton Francis Warden Būshehr Abū-Shahr Hormuz Isle Slave trade Treaties Slave emancipation The contents ... the major European colonial powers, was intended to suppress the trade in African slaves that continued ...

    297 images in record Ref: IOR/R/15/1/199 Date(s): 28 Mar 1892-21 May 1925