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Title
The case of the Royal African Company of England
Names
Royal African Company (Associated name)
Collection

Sidney Lapidus Slavery and Abolition Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1747-04-30
Place: London
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: SC Rare Lapidus Collection Box 3 Folder 18
Topics
Slavery
Slave trade
African Americans
Blacks
Enslaved people
Royal African Company
Slave trade -- Africa, West
Slave trade -- Great Britain
Debtor and creditor -- Great Britain
Commerce
Debtor and creditor
Slave trade
Africa, West -- Commerce -- Great Britain
Great Britain -- Commerce -- Africa, West
Africa, West
Great Britain
Genres
Documents
Notes
Content: Signed: "R. Spence, Secretary. Africa House, April 30,1747."
Physical Description
Extent: 14 pages. 25x40 cm.
Description
The Royal African Company was a mercantile company established by the Royal Stuart family, managed by the Duke of York, to exploit the West African gold fields. It also engaged with the slave trade. Establishments were made with forts and settlements on the West African coast to serve as staging and trading stations. Eight pamphlets: Reasons in support of the proposal for preserving, extending, and protecting the British trade in Africa; Proposals for settling and preserving the British trade to Africa; At a general court of the Royal African Company of England; Reasons for settling the trade to Africa upon the foot of a free and open trade to all his Majesty’s subjects; The case of the creditors of the Royal African Company (two documents); The case of the Royal African Company of England; Answers to the objections against the proposals of the Royal African Company for settling the trade to Africa in a second letter to a member of Parliament.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 931032790
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20848701
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3a59a530-9d32-0133-0de8-00505686d14e
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1747: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "The case of the Royal African Company of England" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1747-04-30. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/572ec120-b3f9-0133-a88e-00505686d14e

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "The case of the Royal African Company of England" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 16, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/572ec120-b3f9-0133-a88e-00505686d14e

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1747-04-30). The case of the Royal African Company of England Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/572ec120-b3f9-0133-a88e-00505686d14e

Wikipedia Citation

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The case of the Royal African Company of England