Miscellaneous books [1826-1891]

Description: Series of volumes compiled by the Liberated African Department in Freetown. These include a diverse range of information about the activities of the Department in different parts of the colony of Sierra Leone. This collection includes the Registers of Liberated Africans (lists of Africans liberated from slave ships by the British Royal Navy between 1808 and 1848), Letter Books (miscellaneous correspondence between 1820 and 1847) kept by the Liberated African Department, and accounts and pay lists. These volumes were created as part of the operation of the Liberated African Department. The Liberated African Department was created by the British government to organise the re-settlement and ‘disposal’ of former slaves known as ‘Recaptives’ or Liberated Africans in Sierra Leone. This was an administrative agency created to deal with the people brought to Freetown on board slave vessels seized by Royal Navy patrols. The captured slave ships were adjudicated by a Vice Admiralty Court or Courts of Mixed Commission, and the African men, women and children identified as Liberated Africans were set ashore and accommodated at different locations. The Liberated African Department kept detailed records of the ‘disposal’ and treatment of individuals following their adjudication by the courts.Extent of original material: 14 volumes.
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  • Register of Deaths: First Eastern District [1864-1890]

    Collection Ref: EAP443/1/10
    Description: The registers in this series contain information about the deaths which occurred in the First Eastern District. The death registers for the First Eastern District start on 1 September 1864 and end on 27 November 1890. The information in each e ...
  • Register of Deaths: Second Eastern District [1858-1893]

    Collection Ref: EAP443/1/11
    Description: The registers in this series contain information about the deaths which occurred in the Second Eastern District. The death registers of Second Eastern District start on 25 July 1858 and end on 11 July 1893. The information in each entry was re ...
  • Register of Deaths: Freetown District [1861-1890]

    Collection Ref: EAP443/1/12
    Description: The registers in this series contain information about the deaths which occurred in the Freetown District. The death registers of Freetown District start on 26 August 1861 and end on 5 May 1890. The information in each entry was recorded under ...
  • Register of Deaths: Mountain District [1860-1871]

    Collection Ref: EAP443/1/13
    Description: The registers in this series contain information about the deaths which occurred in the Mountain District. The death registers of Mountain District start on 2 April 1860 and end on 23 October 1887. The information in each entry was recorded un ...
  • Register of Deaths: Northern District [1859-1869]

    Collection Ref: EAP443/1/14
    Description: The registers in this series contain information about the deaths which occurred in the Northern District. The death registers of Northern District start on 19 February 1859 and end on 14 August 1869. The information in each entry was recorded ...
  • Register of Deaths: Sherbro District [1884-1894 ]

    Collection Ref: EAP443/1/15
    Description: The registers in this series contain information about the deaths in the Sherbro District. The death registers of Sherbro District start on 8 July 1884 and finish on 8 November 1894. The information in each entry was recorded under standard he ...
  • Register of Deaths: Western District Kent [1862-1888]

    Collection Ref: EAP443/1/16
    Description: The registers in this series contain information about the deaths which occurred in the Western District Kent. The death registers of Western District Kent start on 9 August 1862 and finish on 11 March 1888. The information in each entry was r ...
  • Registers of Liberated Africans [1808-1845]

    Collection Ref: EAP443/1/17
    Description: These volumes consist of lists of Africans released from slave ships by the British Royal Navy between 1808 and 1848. These were among the earliest African individuals affected by the implementation of British suppression policies following ab ...
  • Letterbooks [1820-1847]

    Collection Ref: EAP443/1/18
    Description: Miscellaneous correspondence with residents in the Colony. Extent of original material: 7 volumes. ...
  • Copy of letters and return of stores and paylist of liberated African [1831...

    File Ref: EAP443/1/1/1
    Description: This volume includes letters, itemised returns of stores and pay lists of Liberated Africans. The letters refer to individuals intending to get married, articles required for use in the Liberated African settlements, collection of taxes, infor ...
  • Liberated African Department; Charlotte Book [1885-1891]

    File Ref: EAP443/1/1/2
    Description: The first fourteen pages of this letter book are blank. The main subject discussed in the letters is the administration of the school in Charlotte village. The letters include reference to pupils, as well as goods required for the running of t ...
  • Liberated African Department; Charlotte School [Mar 1882-Dec 1891]

    File Ref: EAP443/1/1/3
    Description: This volume contains a series of letters between Lydia Nottidge (responsible for running the school) and the Colonial Secretary and Treasurer. The main subject of the letters is the administration of the Liberated African School in Charlotte v ...
  • Liberated African Department; Daily State Book [1849]

    File Ref: EAP443/1/1/4
    Description: This volume contains a daily account of the number of Liberated Africans under the charge of the Liberated Department between 1 January 1849 and 11 September 1849. Men, women, boys, girls are listed separately. The lists also contain informati ...
  • Liberated African Dept; Index-10 letters received [22 Feb 1834-26 Sep 1836]

    File Ref: EAP443/1/1/5
    Description: This volume is an index of the letters received by the Liberated African Department. The volume contains information on the date of receipt, the subject of the letter, and the name of the person who wrote the letter. The topics referred to are ...
  • Liberated African Department; Miscellaneous return book [1826-1834]

    File Ref: EAP443/1/1/6
    Description: This volume is an index to the Miscellaneous Return Book. The main subject of the volume is the administrative activities of the Liberated African Department. There are accounts relating to the number of Liberated Africans under the charge of ...