Liberated African Department [1808-1894]

Description: 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: 175 volumes.

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  • Liberated African Register; (50762 - 54382) [1835-1836]

    File Ref: EAP443/1/17/15
    Description: This is a list of 3620 Africans liberated from slave ships by the British Royal Navy between 1835 and 1836. Extent of original material: 1 volume of 460 folios. Physical characteristics of original: The volume has been rebound in cloth on boar ...
  • Liberated African Register; (54157 - 57571); Vol 12 [1837]

    File Ref: EAP443/1/17/16
    Description: This is a list of 3414 Africans liberated from slave ships by the British Royal Navy in 1837. Extent of original material: 1 volume of 457 folios. Physical characteristics of original: The volume has been rebound in cloth on boards and stamped ...
  • "Liberated African Register; (57,572-64,406); Vol 13 [1837-1839]"

    File Ref: EAP443/1/17/17
    Description: This is a list of 7834 Africans liberated from slave ships by the British Royal Navy between 1837 and 1839. Extent of original material: 1 volume of 460 folios. Physical characteristics of original: The volume has been rebound in cloth on boar ...
  • Liberated African Register; (64407 - 67635); Vol 14 [1839]

    File Ref: EAP443/1/17/18
    Description: This is a list of 3228 Africans liberated from slave ships by the British Royal Navy in 1839. Extent of original material: 1 volume of 448 folios. Physical characteristics of original: The volume has been rebound in cloth on boards and stamped ...
  • "Liberated African Register; (75,357 - 84,420); Vol 15 [1845]"

    File Ref: EAP443/1/17/19
    Description: This is a list of 9163 Africans liberated from slave ships by the British Royal Navy in 1845. Extent of original material: 1 volume of 542 folios. Physical characteristics of original: The volume has been rebound in cloth on boards and stamped ...
  • Liberated African Register [1808-1812]

    File Ref: EAP443/1/17/20
    Description: This is a list of 3773 Africans liberated from slave ships by the British Royal Navy between 1808 and 1812. Extent of original material: 1 volume of 553 folios. Physical characteristics of original: Unbound. The paper is brittle with most of t ...
  • Liberated African Department; Letterbook; Vol 1 [1820-1826]

    File Ref: EAP443/1/18/1
    Description: Miscellaneous correspondence with various officials and residents in the Colony concerning the management and administration of Liberated Africans. Extent of original material: 1 volume of 368 folios. Physical characteristics of original: The ...
  • Liberated Africans Department; Letter Book [11 Feb 1827-19 Aug 1828]

    File Ref: EAP443/1/18/2
    Description: Miscellaneous correspondence with various officials and residents in the Colony concerning the management and administration of Liberated Africans. Extent of original material: 1 volume of 328 folios. Physical characteristics of original: The ...
  • Liberated African Department; Letterbook [19 Aug 1828-24 May 1830]

    File Ref: EAP443/1/18/3
    Description: Miscellaneous correspondence with various officials and residents in the Colony concerning the management and administration of Liberated Africans. Extent of original material: 1 volume of 358 folios. Physical characteristics of original: The ...
  • Liberated African Department; Letter book; 1830 - 1831; No 4 [1830-1831]

    File Ref: EAP443/1/18/4
    Description: Miscellaneous correspondence with various officials and residents in the Colony concerning the management and administration of Liberated Africans. Extent of original material: 1 volume of 462 folios. Physical characteristics of original: The ...
  • Liberated African Department; Letterbook 1831 -34 [1831-1834]

    File Ref: EAP443/1/18/5
    Description: Miscellaneous correspondence with various officials and residents in the Colony concerning the management and administration of Liberated Africans. Extent of original material: 1 volume of 430 folios. ...
  • Liberated African Department; Letterbook [22 Aug 1837-15 Feb 1843]

    File Ref: EAP443/1/18/6
    Description: Miscellaneous correspondence with various officials and residents in the Colony concerning the management and administration of Liberated Africans. Extent of original material: 1 volume of 444 folios. ...
  • Liberated African Department; Letterbook [1842-1847]

    File Ref: EAP443/1/18/7
    Description: Miscellaneous correspondence with various officials and residents in the Colony concerning the management and administration of Liberated Africans. Extent of original material: 1 volume of 354 folios. ...