Catalogue of the papers of the Anti-Slavery Society

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Introduction
A    Papers of the Anti-Slavery Society (original accession), 1757-1951
    A.1  Engraving plates and blocks, [1847-1909]
    A.2  Mounted photographs, 1911-1912
    A.3  Nineteenth century correspondence, 1763, 1806-1951
        A.3.1  Committee on Slavery and the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1806-1934
            A.3.1.a  Thomas Pringle, 1828-1834
            A.3.1.b  Robert Stokes, 1835-1839, 1858
            A.3.1.c  John Harfield Tredgold, 1839-1842
            A.3.1.d  John Beaumont, 1841-1844
            A.3.1.e  John Scoble, 1836-1861
            A.3.1.f  Peter Jones Bolton, 1845-1855
            A.3.1.g  Louis Alexis Chamerovzow, 1852-1875
            A.3.1.h  Thomas Phillips, 1866-1873
            A.3.1.i  Robert Alsop, 1854-1874
            A.3.1.j  Benjamin Millard, 1870-1871
            A.3.1.k  Aaron Buzacott, 1875-1878
            A.3.1.l  Charles H. Allen, 1863-1907
            A.3.1.m  J. Eastoe Teall, 1879-1898
            A.3.1.n  Travers Buxton, 1898-1934
            A.3.1.o  Joseph Cooper, 1871-1879
            A.3.1.p  Edmund Sturge, 1871-1879
            A.3.1.q  E. D. Hayward, 1863-1875
            A.3.1.r  Editor of The Anti-Slavery Reporter, 1830-1910
            A.3.1.s  G. W. Alexander, 1838-1868
            A.3.1.t  Henry Sterry, 1839-1868
            A.3.1.u  William Allen, 1869-1879
            A.3.1.v  Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton (senior) and Zachary Macaulay, 1820-1844
            A.3.1.w  Thomas Clarkson, 1806-1813, 1831-1846
            A.3.1.x  Gurney family, 1840-1906
            A.3.1.y  Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton (junior), [1830]-1841, 1865-1911
            A.3.1.z  Joseph Sturge and the Sturge family, 1837-1895
            A.3.1.aa  Lewis Tappan, 1839-1856
            A.3.1.ab  Sarah Ann Alexander, 1837-1841, 1852-1853
            A.3.1.ac  Joseph Soul, 1840-1852
            A.3.1.ad  Pease family, 1838-1900
            A.3.1.ae  John and William Morgan, 1849-1843, 1866, 1899
            A.3.1.af  Aspinall Hampson, 1865-1870
            A.3.1.ag  Arthur Albright and John Taylor, [1859]-1897
        A.3.2  Aborigines Protection Society, 1763, 1825-1951
            A.3.2.a  Thomas Hodgkin, 1831-1865
            A.3.2.b  F. W. Chesson, 1843-1895
            A.3.2.c  H. R. Fox-Bourne, 1871-1910
            A.3.2.d  Sir Robert Fowler, 1853, 1870-1891
            A.3.2.e  Miscellaneous letters, 1763, 1825-1951
        A.3.3  Letters from government offices, etc., 1834-1934
    A.4  Twentieth century correspondence, 1899-1944
        A.4.1  Travers Buxton, 1899-1944
            A.4.1.a  Out letters, 1899-1944
            A.4.1.b  In letters, 1910-1936
        A.4.2  Sir John Harris, 1910-1940
            A.4.2.a  Out letters, 1910-1940
            A.4.2.b  In letters, 1912-1924
            A.4.2.c  Miscellaneous, 1911-1917, [1933]
        A.4.3  Official files, 1911-1939
    A.5  Letters received by the Mico Charity; Minute books of the Committee on Slavery; Minute books, letter-books and financial papers of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society; Minute book of the General Anti-Slavery Convention of 1840; Memorials and Petitions; Financial papers of the Aborigines Protection Society, and Miscellaneous papers, 1823-1941, 2000
        A.5.1  Letters received by the Mico Charity, 1835-1842
        A.5.2  Minute books of the Committee on Slavery, the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, and the General Anti-Slavery Convention of 1840; Memorials and Petitions, 1823-1935
        A.5.3  Letter-books of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1869-1911
        A.5.4  Account books, cash-books and ledgers of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society and the Aborigines Protection Society, 1846-1941
        A.5.5  Miscellaneous papers, 1826-1909, 2000
    A.6  Receipt files, counterfoil books, paying-in books, cheque-books and balance sheets, [1800-1830], 1919-1941
        A.6.1  Receipt files of the Anti-Slavery Society, 1920-1941
        A.6.2  Receipt counterfoil books, 1925-1941
        A.6.3  Paying-in books, 1925-1940
        A.6.4  Cheque books and balance sheets, [1800-1830], 1919-1940
    A.7  Territorial files, 1757-1934
        A.7.1  Territorial files (nineteenth century), 1757-1934
            A.7.1.a  Africa, [1823]-1924
            A.7.1.b  British Central America and the West Indies, 1795-1931
            A.7.1.c  South America, 1828, 1840-1913
            A.7.1.d  North America, 1757, 1837-1897
            A.7.1.e  Asia and the Far East, 1815-1934
            A.7.1.f  Australasia, 1845-1913
            A.7.1.g  Europe, [1832]-1910
            A.7.1.h  Other papers, [1807]-1910
            A.7.1.i  Conferences, congresses and conventions, 1839-1890
            A.7.1.j  Miscellanea, [1780], 1822-1916, 1927, 1933
        A.7.2  Territorial files (twentieth century), 1887-1944
            A.7.2.a  Africa, 1905-1937
            A.7.2.b  British East Africa, 1910-1934
            A.7.2.c  British South Africa, 1887-1944
            A.7.2.d  Union of South Africa, 1911-1940
            A.7.2.e  South Africa (general), 1900-1929
            A.7.2.f  South West Africa, 1912
            A.7.2.g  British West Africa, 1900-1936
            A.7.2.h  North and North-East Africa, 1909-1944
            A.7.2.i  British Central America and the West Indies, 1910-1941
            A.7.2.j  Central America, 1914-1915
            A.7.2.k  North America, 1909-1937
            A.7.2.l  South America, [1905]-1915
            A.7.2.m  Asia and the Far East, 1910-1941
            A.7.2.n  Australia and Australasia, 1901-1940
            A.7.2.o  Europe, 1917-1931
            A.7.2.p  Other papers, 1900-1939
            A.7.2.q  Councils, Committees, Conferences, etc., 1909-1944
            A.7.2.r  League of Nations, 1911-1936
            A.7.2.s  Miscellanea, 1908-1935
    A.8  Records of the Committee for the Welfare of Africans in Europe, 1916-1944
        A.8.1  Out letters, 1919-1941
        A.8.2  In letters, 1916-1922
    A.9  Newspaper cuttings, printed papers and photographs, 1881-1936
        A.9.1  Aborigines Protection Society, 1906-1910
        A.9.2  General (a), 1908-1914
        A.9.3  General (b), 1914-1936
        A.9.4  General, 1900-1908
        A.9.5  Congo, 1907-1920
        A.9.6  South Africa, 1909-1910
        A.9.7  Slavery in Portuguese West Africa, 1909-1921
        A.9.8  Putumayo, 1912-1914
        A.9.9  British North Borneo, 1909
        A.9.10  General newspaper cuttings, 1881-1895
        A.9.11  Unmounted newspaper cuttings, [1920-1935]
        A.9.12  Photographs, [1920-1935]
B    Papers of the Anti-Slavery Society (accessions 1941-1951) and of Kathleen, Lady Simon, 1791-1828, 1847, 1890-1953
    B.1  Photographs and printed material, c.1890-1920
    B.2  Twentieth century correspondence, 1902-1953
        B.2.1  Sir John Harris, 1902-1925
        B.2.2  C. W. W. Greenidge, 1939-1953
    B.3  Territorial files (twentieth century), 1909-1951
        B.3.1  Africa, [1941-1951]
        B.3.2  British South Africa, [1941-1951]
        B.3.3  British West Africa, [1941-1951]
        B.3.4  North Africa and Arabia, [1941-1951]
        B.3.5  West Africa, [1941-1951]
        B.3.6  British Central America and the West Indies, [1941-1951]
        B.3.7  Asia and the Far East, [1941-1951]
        B.3.8  Europe, [1915-1951]
        B.3.9  Other Papers, 1909-1951
        B.3.10  League of Nations, 1927-[1951]
        B.3.11  United Nations Organisation, [1940-1951]
        B.3.12  Miscellanea, [1940-1951]
    B.4  Records of the Committee for the Welfare of Africans in Europe, [1941-1951]
    B.5  The Papers of Kathleen, Lady Simon, 1791-1828, 1847, 1912-1952
        B.5.1  Correspondence, [1930-1939]
            B.5.1.a  Letters A-Z, [1930-1939]
            B.5.1.b  Letters in several files, [1930-1939]
        B.5.2  Notebooks etc., 1926-1939
        B.5.3  Newspaper cuttings, 1791-1828, 1925-1952
        B.5.4  Other papers, 1824-1825, 1847, [1912]-1952
C    Papers of the Anti-Slavery Society (accessions 1951-1961), 1888, 1918-1965
    C.1  Twentieth century correspondence, 1918-1961
        C.1.1  Letters received and sent by officers of the Society, 1925-1961
            C.1.1.a  Letters received, 1925-1950
            C.1.1.b  Letters sent, 1940-1949
            C.1.1.c  Letters received and sent, 1950-1961
        C.1.2  Papers connected with the running of the Society, 1918-1961
    C.2  Territorial files, 1888, 1926-1965
        C.2.1  Commonwealth, 1944-1961
        C.2.2  Africa, 1945-1962
        C.2.3  East Africa, 1888, 1930, 1940-1962
        C.2.4  British Central Africa, 1930-1962
        C.2.5  High Commission Territories, 1935-1963
        C.2.6  South Africa, 1929-1962
        C.2.7  South-West Africa, 1947-1962
        C.2.8  British West Africa, 1939-1962
        C.2.9  West Africa, 1948-1961
        C.2.10  Portuguese African Colonies, 1947-1965
        C.2.11  French African Colonies, 1951-1960
        C.2.12  Ethiopia, 1931-1963
        C.2.13  Sudan, 1945-1959
        C.2.14  Indian Ocean, 1943-1956
        C.2.15  America, 1937-1962
        C.2.16  West Indies and British Central America, 1937-1962
        C.2.17  Asia and the Far East, 1929-1962
        C.2.18  Australia and Australasia, 1940-1962
        C.2.19  Middle East, 1945-1962
        C.2.20  Other Papers, 1941-1964
        C.2.21  United Nations, 1926, 1945-1962
        C.2.22  United Nations Association, 1957-1962
        C.2.23  Other associations, 1950-1962
    C.3  Records of the Committee for the Welfare of Africans in Europe, 1940-1962
    C.4  Newspaper cuttings, 1950-1965
D    Papers of the Anti-Slavery Society (accessions 1961-1971), 1826-1978
    D.1  Twentieth century correspondence, c. 1852, 1902-1974
        D.1.1  Letters received and sent by officers of the Society, 1944-1972
            D.1.1.a  Chairman's correspondence and activities, 1944-1967
            D.1.1.b  Director's correspondence and activities, 1957-1962
            D.1.1.c  Correspondence with Presidents, Vice-Presidents and Committee Members, 1961-1968
            D.1.1.d  General correspondence of the Secretary and his assistants, 1955-1972
            D.1.1.e  Letters exchanged with correspondents in the USA as selected from the general correspondence files by the Society, 1966-1968
            D.1.1.f  Official files, 1963-1970
        D.1.2  Management of the Society, c. 1852, 1902-1974
            D.1.2.a  Papers concerning the aims and work of the Society, its archives, curios in its possession and objects or events associated with its history, c. 1852, 1944, 1959-1974
            D.1.2.b  Appointment of officers, 1910
            D.1.2.c  Annual meetings and annual reports, 1954-1971
            D.1.2.d  Publicity, public relations and membership, 1959-1972
            D.1.2.e  Financial papers, 1902-1974
    D.2  Letters received by the Mico Charity; Minute books and financial papers of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, and financial papers of the Aborigines Protection Society1835-1843, 1935-1973
        D.2.1  Mico Charity, 1835-1843
        D.2.2  Minute books of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1935-1959
        D.2.3  Ledgers, account books, subscriptions, cash-books and postage books of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1937-1973
    D.3  Receipt counterfoil books, 1964-1973
        D.3.1  Receipt counterfoil books, 1964-1973
    D.4  Territorial files, 1826-1974
        D.4.1  Africa, 1936-1970
        D.4.2  British Central Africa, 1962
        D.4.3  Portuguese African colonies, 1924-1947
        D.4.4  French African colonies, 1944-1945
        D.4.5  Sudan, 1966
        D.4.6  Indian Ocean, 1943-1944
        D.4.7  America, south, 1907-1913, 1969
            D.4.7.a  Brazil, 1969
            D.4.7.b  Peru: Putumayo atrocities, 1907-1913
        D.4.8  West Indies, 1826 (sic)
        D.4.9  Australia and Australasia, 1954-1960
        D.4.10  Middle East, 1961-1963, 1974
        D.4.11  The Fugitive Slave Circular, 1876 (sic), 1903
        D.4.12  Mui Tsai in China, Hong Kong, Malaya and North Borneo, 1937-1941
        D.4.13  "Medical Services in the Colonies", 1941-1943
        D.4.14  Buxton Memorial Fountain, 1949-1960
        D.4.15  Genocide reference note, undated (post Feb 1968)
        D.4.16  James Somerset, 1972
        D.4.17  Book lists, 1974 and undated
        D.4.18  League of Nations, c. 1920-1938
        D.4.19  United Nations, 1953-1973
        D.4.20  Congresses and conferences, 1969-1970
        D.4.21  Other associations, 1828-1853 (sic), 1945-1962
        D.4.22  Meetings of several associations, 1961-1970
        D.4.23  Overseas anti-slavery associations, 1964-1970
    D.5  J Section: Newspapers Cuttings, 1839-1862, 1932, 1961-1978
E    Papers of the Anti-Slavery Society (accessions 1961-1971 supplement), 1848-1982
    E.1  Twentieth century correspondence, 1848-1980
        E.1.1  Letters received and sent by officers of the Society, 1944, 1959-1977
            E.1.1.a  Secretary's correspondence with the Chairman, 1965-1974
            E.1.1.b  Committee papers, 1959-1960
            E.1.1.c  Secretary's correspondence with other officials and committee members of the Society, 1964-1977
            E.1.1.d  General correspondence of the Secretary and his assistants, 1964-1975
            E.1.1.e  Official correspondence, 1944, 1959-1960
            E.1.1.f  USA, 1966-1972
            E.1.1.g  Australia, 1969-1972
            E.1.1.h  Mission to Brazil, c. 1970-1972
            E.1.1.i  Drugs and slavery in Afghanistan, 1969-1973
        E.1.2  Secretary's miscellaneous correspondence, 1967-1977
        E.1.3  Management of the Society, 1848-1980
            E.1.3.a  Papers concerning the appointment of the Secretary and Chairman, 1963-1965
            E.1.3.b  Publicity, 1963-1980
            E.1.3.c  Financial papers, 1848-1980
        E.1.4  Material on slavery, 1962-1979
    E.2  Territorial files, 1871-1981
        E.2.1  East Africa, 1933, 1962-1978
        E.2.2  British Central Africa, 1920-1980
        E.2.3  Africa. High Commission Territories, 1962-1968
        E.2.4  Union of South Africa, 1871-1948, 1962-1973
        E.2.5  South West Africa, 1967
        E.2.6  British West Africa, 1920-1977
        E.2.7  West Africa, 1885-1971
        E.2.8  French African colonies, 1956-1980
        E.2.9  Ethiopia, 1966-1975
        E.2.10  Sudan, 1960-1975
        E.2.11  Indian Ocean, 1966
        E.2.12  South America, 1962-1981
        E.2.13  Central America, c. 1959-1975
        E.2.14  West Indies, 1965-1969
        E.2.15  Asia and the Far East, 1921-1937, 1953-1980
        E.2.16  Australia and Australasia, 1905-1973
        E.2.17  Middle East, 1959-1980
        E.2.18  Europe, 1966
        E.2.19  Other papers, 1963-1972
        E.2.20  United Nations, c. 1875-1980
            E.2.20.a  Papers of the Economic and Social Council and the Ad Hoc Committee on Slavery, c. 1875-1957
            E.2.20.b  Printed papers relating to the League of Nations, 1919-1937
            E.2.20.c  "United Nations - Status of Women; Advancement of Women, etc", 1957-1972
            E.2.20.d  Miscellaneous United Nations papers, including Commission on Human Rights, 1935-1980
            E.2.20.e  Papers relating to various seminars and conferences some held by the United Nations or UNESCO, 1961-1969
        E.2.21  Overseas anti-slavery associations, 1966-1978
        E.2.22  Other associations - British and overseas, 1957-1980
    E.3  Records of the Committee for the Welfare of Africans in Europe, 1916-1982


Papers of the Anti-Slavery Society, 1757-1982

Abstract:
Papers of The Anti-Slavery Society, 1757-1982.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16-25 / A-K


Extent: 471 boxes, 2 crates, 246 volumes, 158 files
Language of Material: English, with occasional use of Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish

Organizational History

The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery and Aborigines' Protection Society was formed in 1909 through the amalgamation of the two bodies that form its name.

The roots of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society go back to the 18th century, and the beginnings of a largely Quaker-inspired movement to abolish the slave trade. However, even after the abolition of the trade in Britain in 1807, and the emancipation of slaves in the colonies in 1834, an alternative form of slavery, the 'apprenticeship system' continued until 1838 in the West Indies. Against this background, in 1823, a number of men led by William Wilberforce and Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton began to meet regularly in London to discuss the slave trade and slavery in British possessions. The resulting organisation, the Committee on Slavery, later changed its name to The Society for the Amelioration and Gradual Abolition of Slavery, and in 1835 to the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, committed to ending slavery worldwide. During the 19th century, the Society campaigned on a number of related issues, including the trade in slave-cultivated sugar from Brazil and Cuba, and the East African slave trade (resulting from its close contacts with Dr. Livingstone). In the 1890s its mandate began to include the ill treatment of indigenous peoples, leading to its eventual merger with the Aborigines' Protection Society.

The Aborigines' Protection Society was founded in 1837 by Dr. Thomas Hodgkin and others through a Parliamentary Select Committee set up in 1835 to investigate means of ensuring justice, spreading civilization, etc. among the indigenous peoples of the Empire. Its first president was Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, and its early work included the establishment of correspondence with "intelligent and benevolent individuals abroad", the publication of several reports, including on the natives of Australia, Upper Canada and South Africa, and the general arousal of public opinion. For most of the 19th century it continued to lobby in the same geographical areas, as well as against encroachments on the North American Indians, the traffic in Coolie and Polynesian labour, and the sale of liquor to natives.

After World War One the newly amalgamated British and Foreign Anti-Slavery and Aborigines' Protection Society attempted to work with the League of Nations to make the respect of human rights part of international law. This work culminated in 1956 with the Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery, which listed and defined all slave-related practices. In 1975 it campaigned for the setting up of a panel of experts in the United Nations, later known as the Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery. In 1990 the Society changed its name to Anti-Slavery International. Its main current areas of interest include debt bondage, the trafficking of human beings and the worst forms of child labour.

In terms of related organisations relevant to this collection, the Mico Charity administered funds for the education of negroes (though the legacy was not used for this purpose until after the establishment of the apprenticeship system in the West Indies and the subsequent setting up of schools for apprentices and their children); the National Freedmen's Aid Society was in close communication with an American society of the same name established after the Civil War; and the Committee for the Welfare of Africans in Europe was formed during World War One to protect the welfare of native labour contingents in France and to care for native fighting forces.

Note: Anti-Slavery International was formed in 1839 as the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. Over the years the organisation's name has changed several times:

Scope and Content

Correspondence, financial papers, printed material, photographs, engraving plates and blocks.

Acquisition

The papers of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society and Aborigines Protection Society up to 1941 were purchased from the Society for the Bodleian Library by the Rhodes Trustees in 1951. It was agreed that the Library would have the right to acquire, at ten year intervals, the Society's papers of the previous decade. When the 1941-1951 accession was due to arrive a second payment was made to the Society to ensure that all of its papers to the end of the twentieth century would come to the Library.

Bibliographical References

Swaisland, Henry Charles (1968), The Aborigines Protection Society and British Southern and West Africa, Thesis 600.121 r. 107 (MS. D. Phil. d. 4293)

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16 / A1, fols. 1-2].

Related Material

The Anti-Slavery Society Pictorial Collection is also held by the Bodleian Library. This comprises lantern slides and glass negatives mainly relating to Africa and dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Anti-Slavery Reporter journals held by the Library are catalogued on SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries Online). Briefly, the journals held by the Library are as follows (year, title, shelfmark):

(i) "Monthly" is dropped from the title as of February 1831 but the Bodleian Library's bound volumes still show this on the spine, and it also appear on SOLO with "Monthly" in the title

(ii) shown as "New Series" from 1846. Volumes 1841, 1843, 1852 are 1969 reprints (Kraus, Nendeln, Liechstenstein)

(iii) incorporates 'Aborigine's Friend' from October 1909. The Anti-Slavery Society changed to Anti-Slavery International in 1990; some issues have this on the spine and 'The Reporter' in some cases

Also on SOLO with a reference to the Anti-Slavery Society is The British Emancipator (100.221 t. 1) which was published during 1838-1839 "under the sanction of the Central Negro Emancipation Committee" and ceased with the publication of the 1840 British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Reporter (issues of The British Emancipator held by the Bodleian Library are incomplete).

Anti-Slavery International's collection of 18th and 19th century literature on the transatlantic slave trade has been digitised and is available on the Recovered Histories website.

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

Aborigines Protection Society (Great Britain)
Anti-slavery and Aborigines Protection Society (Great Britain)
Anti-Slavery International
Anti-Slavery International for the Protection of Human Rights
Anti-slavery Society (Great Britain)
Anti-Slavery Society for the Protection of Human Rights
British and Foreign Anti-slavery Society

Place names (NCA Rules)

Africa
Asia
Europe
North America
South America
Oceania

Subjects (LCSH)

Abolitionists | Great Britain
Antislavery movements | Great Britain
Slavery

A   Papers of the Anti-Slavery Society (original accession), 1757-1951

Note: Catalogued by P. M. Pugh, March 1956.
Organizational History:

The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society attained its present form in 1909 when the long-discussed amalgamation took place between the two societies that form its name; but the collection of papers here listed contain the records of more than these two societies.

In 1823 a number of men, led by William Wilberforce and Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, began to meet regularly in London to discuss the slave trade and slavery in British possessions. Calling themselves the "Committee on Slavery" they appointed the Quaker Samuel Hoare as their Treasurer and Zachary Macaulay as editor of their journal, The Anti-Slavery Reporter. There were a number of secretaries of this committee, that later changed its name to "The Society for the Amelioration and Gradual Abolition of Slavery"; the only two of interest in relation to these papers are Thomas Pringle (13 Mar 1827-Dec 1834) and Robert Stokes who succeeded him. The latter remained Secretary when, in 1835, this Society became the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. Letters to and from Thomas Pringle and Robert Stokes appear at the beginning of section C of the Anti-Slavery Papers, and the minute books of the Committee on Slavery are in section E (see below).

Robert Stokes was also Secretary to the Trustees of the Mico Charity who administered the funds left by Lady Mico in the seventeenth century for the education of negroes. This legacy was not used for this purpose until after the establishment of the apprenticeship system in the West Indies on the abolition of Slavery in 1834; then schools were set up for the education of the apprentices and their children. Through Stokes the volumes of letters and reports sent by the teachers in these schools and the superintendents who organised them, from 1835 to 1842, became part of the Anti-Slavery Papers.

Some of the letters for the National Freedmen's Aid Society must have come into this collection in much the same way, since Thomas Phillips, who was Secretary to the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society in 1870 and 1871, was also Secretary of that Society at the same time, as successor to Aspinall Hampson, its first Secretary. It has, at times, been difficult to distinguish between the letters which came to Phillips as Secretary to the Anti-Slavery Society and those which came to him by reason of his other office. The National Freedmen’s Aid Society was in close communication with the American Society of the same name that had been established as a result of the Civil War. Letters to Hampson also appear in section C of these papers.

There are also in the Anti-Slavery Papers the records of the Committee for the Welfare of Africans in Europe which was formed during the first World War to care for the welfare of the native labour contingents in France and for the fighting forces. This Committee was an off-shoot of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society and therefore the records found in the Anti-Slavery Papers are presumably complete as far as 1941.

The records of the Aborigines Protection Society are not complete. Many of their records seem to have been destroyed before the amalgamation took place, certainly all but one of their minute books was destroyed at that time. However, in bulk the letters received by each of the two most important of that Society's secretaries far exceed those received by any one of the Anti-Slavery Society's secretaries.


Scope and Content:

The collection falls into nine main sections; each section is labelled not only with a letter, A to J, and a number, giving its position within the collection, but also with a shelfmark, MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16-24. An exhaustive index of the whole collection has not been considered necessary. In 1961 the records of the Society from 1941 to 1951 will be added to the collection, and this addition will continue at intervals of ten years.

A.1   Engraving plates and blocks, [1847-1909]


Scope and Content:

Engraving plates and blocks, originally in four wooden boxes labelled A 1-4. The plates and blocks were obviously used in printing the journals of the two major societies (The Anti-Slavery Reporter for the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society and The Aborigines' Friend for the Aborigines Protection Society) or for printing their posters and circulars.


Engraving plates and blocks
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16 / Box 1
[1847-1909]
Extent: 1 box

Engraving plates and blocks
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16 / Box 2
[1847-1909]
Extent: 1 box

Engraving plates and blocks
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16 / Box 3
[1847-1909]
Extent: 1 box

Engraving plates and blocks
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16 / Box 4
[1847-1909]
Extent: 1 box

Engraving plates and blocks
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16 / Box 5
[1847-1909]
Extent: 1 box

Engraving plates and blocks
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16 / Box 6
[1847-1909]
Extent: 1 box

Engraving plates and blocks
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16 / Box 7
[1847-1909]
Extent: 1 box

Engraving plates and blocks
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16 / Box 8
[1847-1909]
Extent: 1 box

Engraving plates and blocks
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16 / Box 9
[1847-1909]
Extent: 1 box

Engraving plates and blocks
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16 / Box 10
[1847-1909]
Extent: 1 box

Engraving plates and blocks
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16 / Box 11
[1847-1909]
Extent: 1 box

Engraving plates and blocks
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16 / Box 12
[1847-1909]
Extent: 1 box

Engraving plates and blocks
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16 / Box 13
[1847-1909]
Extent: 1 box

Engraving plates and blocks
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16 / Box 14
[1847-1909]
Extent: 1 box

Engraving plates and blocks
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16 / Box 15
[1847-1909]
Extent: 1 box

Engraving plates and blocks
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16 / Box 16
[1847-1909]
Extent: 1 box

Engraving plates and blocks
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16 / Box 17
[1847-1909]
Extent: 1 box

Engraving plates and blocks
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16 / Box 18
[1847-1909]
Extent: 1 box

Engraving plates and blocks
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16 / Box 19
[1847-1909]
Extent: 1 file

A.2   Mounted photographs, 1911-1912


Scope and Content:

There were originally seventeen cardboard boxes of mounted photographs, which were taken by Sir John Harris or his wife, Alice, on their visit to the Congo and San Thomé in 1911-1912, and used to illustrate their lectures or for exhibition purposes. These photographs were tied together in bundles, each photograph in a bundle having the same letter stuck on the back of the mount, presumably by Sir John Harris.


Mounted photographs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 17 / B1
1911-1912
Extent: 2 boxes

Scope and Content:

38 black and white mounted photographs captioned as follows:

(Box 1)

  • (1) man walking up Borassus palm by means of loop of forest cane
  • (2) tree ferns, Ikelemba forest
  • (3) cotton grown in Catumbella, Angola
  • (4) Congo tree which bears fruit on its trunk
  • (5) Mr. Harris in bamboo avenue at Lisala, Stanley Falls District
  • (6) birds' nest and grass from the Kasai
  • (7) palm tree in grip of parasite, Kasai River
  • (8) red blossom on trunk of tree, Kasai forest
  • (9) flowering palm at Lukolela, upper Congo
  • (10) parasite which grips the palm tree – in its early stages
  • (11) elephant plant in dry season
  • (12) a field of white water-lilies, Maringa River
  • (13) a Congo forest fruit, considered by the natives to resemble the imported pineapple, to which they give the same name
  • (14) acacia avenue at Barumba on main Congo. Opposite mouth of the Aruwimi
  • (15) a bunch of young bananas with edible purple seed lobe
  • (16) henequen plant on roadside of San Thomé
  • (17) palm in grip of parasite
  • (18) young Borassus palm at Leopoldville
  • (19) a bowl of white water-lilies, Maringa
  • (20) a mango tree with fruit Leopoldville

(Box 2)

  • (21) cocoa-nut palms in Lomé, Togoland
  • (22) the passion flower fruit
  • (23) vines of the Congo forest
  • (24) cotton growing on the Ikelemba
  • (25) the paw-paw fruit
  • (26) flowers and ferns of Central Africa
  • (27) wild orchids growing on banks at Stanley Pool
  • (28) freak pineapple at Kanyate, Nayumbe country, lower Congo
  • (29) the grey parrot of the Congo
  • (30) the frangipanni
  • (31) a baobab tree with pigeon cotes on trunk
  • (32) fruit of the tree eaten by Mohammedans
  • (32) Congo forest fruit like luscious grapes – growing on tree trunk
  • (33) Central African fruits and vegetables
  • (34) blossom of nsesi or thatching palm
  • (35) tree laden with birds' nests
  • (36) tree ferns on the Ikelemba
  • (37) cocoa-nut palms on Eloby Island, Spanish Guinea
  • (38) the mango fruit

Mounted photographs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 17 / B2
1911-1912
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

24 black and white mounted photographs captioned as follows:

  • (1) passion flower fruit on the Congo
  • (2) a road on San Thomé, through a cocoa roco
  • (3) fern which grows profusely on Kasai forest
  • (4) elephant ear plant in wet season
  • (5) oil bearing palm
  • (6) baobab tree with fruit, used as article of diet by Mohammedan
  • (7) cocoa nuts from Eloby Island
  • (8) fruit and leaf of Borassus palm
  • (9) palm avenue at Baringa, upper Congo
  • (10) palm avenue at Baringa, upper Congo. Trees of ten years growth
  • (11) making palm oil, Baringa, upper Congo
  • (12) vanilla plant and pods, Temvo Cocoa Plantation, Mayumbe country
  • (13) coffee drying at Bomani, Congo State Plantation, Aruwimi
  • (14) entrance to cocoa roça, island of Principe
  • (15) Angola slaves on San Thomé
  • (16) Decanville railway on cocoa plantation, San Thomé
  • (17) slaves working on light railway, island of Principe
  • (18) cocoa pods drying at Temvo, Mayumbe country, lower Congo
  • (19) section of slave quarters in rear of old slave trader's house, Catumbella, Angola
  • (20) the highest peak of Principe Island, cultivated almost to the summit
  • (21) young cocoa trees, interspersed with paw-paw trees, Kinyati, Mayumbe country
  • (22) young cocoa trees, Kinyati, Mayumbe country
  • (23) cocoa pods on tree, San Thomé
  • (24) cocoa drying at Dodowa, hinterland of Gold Coast

Mounted photographs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 17 / B3
1911-1912
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

20 black and white mounted photographs captioned as follows:

  • (1) view on cocoa farm, Kinyati, Mayumbe country
  • (2) cocoa plantation, Fernando Po
  • (3) house of agent and his wife, Kinyati, Mayumbe
  • (4) view on Temvo Plantation, Mayumbe
  • (5) in one of the groves on San Thomé roça
  • (6) cocoa barrels rolled down from the hinterland to the coast
  • (7) cocoa plantation, Dodowa. Hinterland of Gold Coast
  • (8) view on cocoa roça, San Thomé
  • (9) view on cocoa farm, Kinyati, Mayumbe
  • (10) view on cocoa farm of Temvo, Mayumbe country
  • (11) drying sheds on Temvo Plantation, director and chief agent in foreground
  • (12) cocoa fermenting bins, Temvo, Mayumbe country. Director in foreground
  • (13) Mr. Harris and interpreter at Benguella, conversing with repatriated slaves who are sick
  • (14) a wayside cocoa buying station, near Dodowa, Gold Coast
  • (15) a cocoa roça, San Thomé
  • (16) stream through roça, San Thomé
  • (17) path through a cocoa roça, San Thomé
  • (18) cocoa drying in the sun with protection against rain. Temvo, Mayumbe, Congo
  • (19) furnace for drying cocoa in dull weather, Temvo, Mayumbe
  • (20) cocoa pods growing, San Thomé

Mounted photographs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 17 / B4
1911-1912
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

24 black and white mounted photographs captioned as follows:

  • (1) repatriated "servicaes" going ashore at Novo Redondo
  • (2) view on Temvo Cocoa Plantation, Mayumbe
  • (3) repatriated "servicaes" about to go ashore at Novo Redondo
  • (4) young cocoa trees protected by shade of paw-paw trees, Kinyati, Mayumbe
  • (5) man carrying heavy bundle of chicottes (whips) for use on Principe Island
  • (6) sacks of cocoa and carriers in background, Kinyati, Mayumbe country
  • (7) landing cargo of dried fish at Loanda for transport to the cocoa islands as food for "servicaes"
  • (8) view on a cocoa farm at Temvo, Mayumbe country, Congo
  • (9) passengers requested "to get out and walk" on Mayumbe railway
  • (10) band stand, San Thomé
  • (11) view of distant cocoa farm with buildings. Taken from the main road
  • (12) native bathing in stream on Principe Island
  • (13) loads of cocoa leaving Kinyati for transport down Chiloango River to avoid heavy freight on Congo railway
  • (14) corpse of servical [sic] at gate of cemetery, with two slave carriers
  • (15) cocoa plantation near the Luki, Mayumbe country
  • (16) the landing stage, San Thomé
  • (17) repatriated "servicaes" on board the S.S. Zaire about to land at Novo Redondo
  • (18) bringing loads of cocoa to the train at Tembo, Mayumbe country
  • (19) director of Temvo Plantation with family
  • (20) bay of San Thomé with side of pier shewing [sic] steps where "servicaes" land
  • (21) loads of dried fish landed at Loanda for transport to the Island of San Thomé as food for "servicaes"
  • (22) stack of cocoa being carried to train. Temvo Station, Mayumbe country
  • (23) Mr. Harris travelling from cocoa roça to the port, Island of Principe
  • (24) entrance to cocoa plantation, Temvo, Mayumbe. Carrying loads to the train

Mounted photographs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 17 / B5
1911-1912
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

22 black and white mounted photographs captioned as follows:

  • (1) missing
  • (2) Lulua natives pounding rubber, at Mpolo, near Sankuru, Kasai
  • (3) tapping rubber trees at Yala, Juapa River
  • (4) missing
  • (5) overseer's dwelling on rubber plantation of Banganju, Aruwimi
  • (6) Mr. Harris conversing with three rubber workers in the Baringa-Lopori District, upper Congo
  • (7) Ficus elasticus growing in botanical gardens at Yala, Juapa River
  • (8) superintendent of rubber plantation and farm at Banganju, Aruwimi, with wife and child
  • (9) loads of rubber being carried on to S.S. Antoinette, Kasai River
  • (10) rubber for sale, Kasai District
  • (11) natives pounding rubber at Shamiombo, Kasai District
  • (12) natives of Bomati dancing on receipt of news that rubber tax was at an end
  • (13) man carrying rubber for sale to trading company, Luebo, Kasai District
  • (14) native of Kasai District, with his loads of rubber for sale
  • (15) young plants of Hevea braziliensis shaded by manioca at Waka, old Abir territory
  • (16) Hevea braziliensis at Mongai, Kasai District
  • (17) Manihot glaziovii rubber plant at Baringa, upper Congo
  • (18) workmen's dwellings at Mongai, Katanga Company's post on Kasai River
  • (19) Manihot glaziovii rubber trees at Bopoto, upper Congo
  • (20) gum copal for sale
  • (21) gum copal on the Juapa, awaiting means of transport
  • (22) agents of the Société Anonyme Belge at Bolengola on the Ikelemba

Mounted photographs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 17 / B6
1911-1912
Extent: 2 boxes

Scope and Content:

28 black and white mounted photographs captioned as follows:

(Box 1)

  • (1) headquarters of Société Anonyme Belge - Busira Monene, Juapa River
  • (2) Mr. and Mrs. Harris, with Rev. and Mrs. Longland visiting Messrs. Lever Brothers' agents at Kinchasa, Stanley Pool
  • (3) the market place at Leopoldville. Stanley Pool
  • (4) view of the city of Loanda
  • (5) native sitters – on the banks of the Kasai
  • (6) the formation of a new mission station at Euli, Ikelemba River, upper Congo
  • (7) memorial houses for the dead in Congo forest
  • (8) Mr. Harris attending to footsore natives
  • (9) ....Congo [photograph of a village, caption incomplete]
  • (10) great vines of the Congo forest
  • (11) view at Baringa, upper Congo
  • (12) in the public gardens, Benguella
  • (13) watering the cattle in the river at Novo Redondo
  • (14) Portuguese cemetery, Loanda
  • (15) main street of Benguella
  • (16) a road in Benguella
  • (17) view of Loanda looking towards the bay
  • (18) Katanga Company's agent in hammock, Bashishombe, upper Kasai
  • (19) the site of an old village marked by the growth of palm trees from discarded kernels

(Box 2)

  • (20) Novo Redondo at the terminus of one of the great slave routes from Tanganyika to the Angolan coast
  • (21) wayside market in Loanda
  • (22) mound of oyster shells left by picnic parties to the lagoon at Lobito Bay
  • (23) view of Novo Redondo, the terminus of one of the great slave routes to the Angolan coast
  • (24) group of servicaes at Catumbella
  • (25) portion of Loanda, known as "The Higher City"
  • (26) dam in process of construction across Catumbella River. Undertaken by the Electric Light & Power Company
  • (27) the reservoirs, San Thomé
  • (28) native market in Loanda

Mounted photographs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 17 / B7
1911-1912
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

19 black and white mounted photographs captioned as follows:

  • (1) road clearing by women, Kasai – Sankuru District
  • (2) the mutilated lad, Impongi, teaching boys of his village to read and write
  • (3) mother of the mutilated lad, Impongi. Background shews [sic] house barricaded against nightly prowls of leopards
  • (4) procession of native dancers in honour of white men's visit to their village, Bolima Districts, upper Congo
  • (5) group of native musicians, Juapa River, upper Congo
  • (6) girls being trained by coloured lady at Luebo, Kasai
  • (7) Mr. Harris showing portrait of the late Lord Monkswell to Bakuba natives, upper Kasai
  • (8) one of the Congo state chefferies with his wives
  • (9) coloured lady with native girls in training at Luebo, Kasai
  • (10) Mr. Harris shewing [sic] portrait of the late Lord Monkswell to Kasai natives
  • (11) Bible Society's depot, Accra
  • (12) grave of George Grenfell at Bosoko, with his native attendant
  • (13) crowd at Yalemba, awaiting arrival of the S. S. Endeavour
  • (14) grave of George Grenfell at Bosoko, with his native attendant
  • (15) man smoking pipe made of calabash. Kasai River
  • (16) a Sunday school on the Kasai
  • (17) Mr. Harris shewing portrait of Dr. Thomas Hodgkin to Bakuba natives, upper Kasai
  • (18) group of girls being trained by Catholic sisters at Landana
  • (19) Kroo boys feeding on a West African steamer

Mounted photographs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 17 / B8
1911-1912
Extent: 2 boxes

Scope and Content:

35 black and white mounted photographs captioned as follows:

(Box 1)

  • (1) Mr Harris and the mutilated Congo lad, Impongi
  • (2) Long Beard touching the ground. The pride of the Congo chief
  • (3) pounding maize on the Kasai
  • (4) on the farm at Dima, Kasai Company's headquarters
  • (5) part of Boma from the river
  • (6) street scene, Benguella
  • (7) repatriated "servicaes" in Benguella, outside curador's office on the left
  • (8) chimpanzee at Cabenda, on Messrs. Hatton and Cookson's factory
  • (9) bullock wagon on paved road in Loanda
  • (10) in the hinterland of Benguella
  • (11) cattle at Loanda
  • (12) cattle at Gaboon, French Congo
  • (13) bullock carts in Loanda
  • (14) gardens at Dima, Kasai River
  • (15) cattle at Dima. Headquarters of the Kasai Company
  • (16) a road in Benguella
  • (17) boat building shed at Loanda
  • (18) watering the engine with buckets on Mayumbe railway
  • (19) Zappo – Zap, village at Ibansche, Kasai District
  • (20) gardens at Dima

(Box 2)

  • (21) rocky bed of stream through cocoa roça. San Thomé
  • (22) agent of Kasai Company in his garden at Bashishombe
  • (23) chimpanzee at Cabenda
  • (24) European graveyard at Dima, headquarters of Kasai Company
  • (25) European graveyard at Dima, headquarters of Kasai Company
  • (26) cattle at Dima. Headquarters of Kasai Company
  • (27) grave of young Frenchman, agent of Kasai Company, who died as Mr. Harris was going to his assistance
  • (28) swan house in public gardens, Madeira
  • (29) stream through cocoa roça, San Thomé, bamboos interlacing overhead
  • (30) view of Ibanshe, Bakuba country, Kasai
  • (31) section of the Congo State Lazarette at Coquilhatville
  • (32) junction of the Mposu River with the Congo
  • (33) a Congo chief with a few of his reputed 1000 wives
  • (34) pot making at Bopoto, upper Congo
  • (35) natives of Nsongo Mboyo, upper Congo

Mounted photographs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 17 / B9
1911-1912
Extent: 2 boxes

Scope and Content:

28 black and white mounted photographs captioned as follows:

(Box 1)

  • (1) making sugar-cane wine on the Juapa
  • (2) putting loads on the train at Lomé, Togoland
  • (3) rum carrying at Ladana
  • (4) Bolobo fishers with their produce
  • (5) market at State Post, Luebo
  • (6) mahogany at Cape Lopez
  • (7) cloth weaving at Luebo, upper Kasai
  • (8) pot making village, Lulua River, upper Kasai
  • (9) the native market, Ibanshe near Mushenge, Bakuba Country, Kasai
  • (10) Bolobo traders with their produce, brought by canoe over 200 miles

(Box 2)

  • (11) wood cutting post above Bopoto, upper Congo. Rev. Charles Dodds on the left
  • (12) Bolobo fishers with their produce
  • (13) trading canoes at Leopoldville
  • (14) a maize field on the Kasai
  • (15) market of sugar cane and Nsesi palm at Basankusu
  • (16) interior of workshop, Basel Mission, Christiansborg, Gold Coast
  • (17) grinding corn on the Kasai
  • (18) fishing canoe, Kasai River
  • (19) a wooding post on the Juapa
  • (20) native market, Baringa, Upper Congo
  • (21) Bolobo fishers with their produce at Leopoldville
  • (22) canoes which have carried produce of Bolobo native traders to Leopoldville
  • (23) missionary's house at Christiansborg, Gold Coast. Shewing [sic] furniture made by employees of Basel Mission
  • (24) carriage made by natives trained by Basel Mission at Christiansborg
  • (25) Bolobo fishers, with their produce for sale at Leopoldville
  • (26) market at state post, Luebo
  • (27) native tailors at Lisala, upper Congo
  • (28) brick burning at Bonginda, upper Congo

Mounted photographs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 17 / B10
1911-1912
Extent: 2 boxes

Scope and Content:

36 black and white mounted photographs captioned as follows:

(Box 1)

  • (1) view of Noqui, Portuguese Congo, below Matadi
  • (2) flotilla of tiny canoes, Baringa beach, upper Congo
  • (3) path through gorge and village on sea shore, St. Paul de Loanda
  • (4) lighthouse on rock, near Cape Verde, group of islands
  • (5) sunset at Cape Lopez, shewing [sic] river steamer of Ogowé
  • (6) Benguella pier whence slaves are shipped to Cocoa Islands
  • (7) rowing boat pulling hard against the current above the Devil's Cauldron, lower Congo. Forced to abandon journey and return down stream
  • (8) Lada bathing in Juapa River
  • (9) one of the narrowest portions of main Congo. Same volume of water 20 miles wide at Stanley Pool. No soundings at this point at one mile
  • (10) telegraph posts on banks of Kasai River, near Kwamouth
  • (11) women washing in river at Novo Redondo, Angola
  • (12) palm trees on banks of Kasai River
  • (13) the beach at Yalemba, Stanley Falls District
  • (14) palm growing on banana spit, mouth of the Congo
  • (15) South African liner, on which Mr. and Mrs. Harris travelled, detained at Madeira to load extra coal on account of the strike
  • (16) South African liner, detained to take on coal at Madeira, owing to coal strike
  • (17) backwater near Lobito Bay, the home of flocks of flamingos
  • (18) lome and pier, Togoland
  • (19) boats carrying repatriated "servicaes" ashore at Novo Redondo from S. S. Zaire
  • (20) Novo Redondo, showing the old slave route on the left
  • (21) woman catching shells with basket in surf. Shells exported from Loanda for decorative work
  • (22) landing stage and Bay of Principe with highest peak in distance
  • (23) loading palm kernels, Cabinda
  • (24) taking skins on board the S. S. Zaire at San Thiago, Cape Verde Islands
  • (25) loading palm oil at Batanga

(Box 2)

  • (26) fish market on the lagoon shore, Loanda
  • (27) San Thiago, Cape Verde Islands
  • (28) view of St. Vincent, Cape Verde
  • (29) Landana beach shewing [sic] government house
  • (30) taking the pilot on board, homeward bound
  • (31) sunset off Benguella, Angola
  • (32) sunset off Benguella, Angola
  • (33) diving for sixpences at Las Palmas
  • (34) governor's house known as "The Palace", Benguella
  • (35) formation of land on sea coast, Lowanda
  • (36) strange formation of land on sea coast, Loanda

Mounted photographs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 17 / B11
1911-1912
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

19 black and white mounted photographs captioned as follows:

  • (1) a dam in construction across the Catumbella River
  • (2) formation of land on sea coast, Loanda
  • (3) view of the Lulua River, taken from the hills around Luebo
  • (4) formation of land on sea coast, Loanda
  • (5) the Cataract region, Stanley Pool
  • (6) the Cataract region, Stanley Pool
  • (7) natives living on sandbank, Kasai River
  • (8) view on the Congo River immediately below the limit of navigation
  • (9) the coast with fort at Benguella
  • (10) Kwamouth at the junction of the Kasai with the main Congo
  • (11) Congo River with railway cutting
  • (12) clearing the forest to erect a trading factory on the Kasai
  • (13) dwellers on the sandbanks during the fishing season. Kasai
  • (14) bridge over Catumbella River
  • (15) dam in process of construction across Catumbella River
  • (16) crossing a stream near the Sankuru
  • (17) hairdressing, Bangala district, upper Congo
  • (18) Mongo woman at Bokeri, Baringa – Lopori District, upper Congo
  • (19) scene near the limit of navigation, Kasai River, above Luebo

Mounted photographs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 17 / B12
1911-1912
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

24 black and white mounted photographs captioned as follows:

  • (1) cloud effect, taken on Kasai
  • (2) mouth of Chiloango River joining the sea at Landana
  • (3) mouth of Lomako River, haunt of herds of elephants who strip trees of foliage and also uproot the trunks
  • (4) Mposu River above junction with main Congo
  • (5) view of Lulua River from hills around Luebo
  • (6) palms in Messrs. Lever Brothers' Concession. Kasai River
  • (7) fetish rock below Boma, lower Congo
  • (8) fetish rock below Boma, lower Congo
  • (9) sunset behind island near Yalemba. Stanley Falls District
  • (10) Mposu River just above junction with main Congo
  • (11) mountain gorge, Mposu River, Lower Congo
  • (12) looking towards the Devil's Cauldron, Matadi. Lower Congo
  • (13) group awaiting S. S. Lapsley at Luebo, upper Kasai, when Mr. and Mrs. Harris were on board
  • (14) general view of Dima, headquarters of the Kasai Company
  • (15) junction of Mposu River, with main Congo
  • (16) the reservoirs at San Thomé
  • (17) Wooding Post. Kasai River
  • (18) general view of Matadi from Baptist Missionary Society's Station – Londé
  • (19) Dover Cliffs, Stanley Pool. So called by Stanley when sighting them on his memorable journey
  • (20) the whirlpools on the Devil's Cauldron, lower Congo
  • (21) place at which Mr. and Mrs. Harris emerged after journey through Bakuba Kingdom. Kasai Company's post, Bashishombe, Kasai River
  • (22) hospital at Pangu, Kasai River
  • (23) American trading factory at mouth of Black River. Upper Congo
  • (24) Luebo State Post, upper Kasai

Mounted photographs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 17 / B13
1911-1912
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

30 black and white mounted photographs captioned as follows:

  • (1) Catholic church on the Juapa
  • (2) Portuguese trader's house at Basankusu. Former headquarter of Abir Company
  • (3) drying clothing on the Ikelemba forest after a soaking journey
  • (4) a missionary's house at Yalemba, Stanley Falls District. Material imported from Europe
  • (5) waterfall on Cocoa Roça, San Thomé
  • (6.) waterfall on Luebo River. Kasai District
  • (7) hippopotamus trap on Kasai River
  • (8) native spearing fish on Kasai River
  • (9) Mr. and Mrs. Harris conversing with chief in Bangala territory
  • (10) camping under a mango tree at Mobeka. Headquarters of Anversoise Concession
  • (11) tree oysters at Lobito Bay
  • (12) oysters growing on trees at Lobito Bay, Angola
  • (12 again) fishing baskets, Lagos Lagoon
  • (13) canoe carrying three large wicker fishing traps. Upper Kasai
  • (14) camping on the banks of the Bocima River
  • (15) Mr. Harris firing at elephants
  • (16) home at Luebo of Captain Scott, who took Mr. and Mrs. Harris up the Kasai in S. S. Lapsley
  • (17) no caption [Mrs Harris (?) with group of African soldiers and others]
  • (18) a difficult tramp through the Ikelemba – Juapa watershed
  • (19) Rev. John Howell Captain of S. S. Endeavour during a tornado
  • (20) Mr. Harris writing on board the S. S. Lapsley, Kasai River
  • (21) camping in the forest at Bashishombe, Kasai River
  • (22) camping for the night at Bolombo, on journey from Baringa to Ikelemba River
  • (23) on the banks of the Bocima River, tributary of the Mongalla, awaiting canoes for transporting carriers and loads
  • (24) waterfall on cocoa roça in San Thomé
  • (25) the falls, Luebo River, upper Kasai
  • (26) Cataract region below Stanley Pool
  • (27) falls on a roça in San Thomé
  • (28) rapids at Yambuya, Aruwimi River
  • (29) rapids on Luebo River
  • (30) rapids at Yambuya, Aruwimi River

Mounted photographs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 17 / B14
1911-1912
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

25 black and white mounted photographs captioned as follows:

  • (1) twins fetish at Bopoto, upper Congo
  • (2) scene below the cataracts at Stanley Pool
  • (3) hunting fetish in village behind Bopoto. Upper Congo
  • (4) palm oil light in ruined church, San Thomé, said to have been burning for centuries. Bottles of oil for fuel are gifts of the people
  • (5) witch doctor at Bopoto, upper Congo
  • (6) native trader and family at Landana
  • (7) Baluba women in market at Ibanshe, Kasai
  • (8) native style of hairdressing, Kasai
  • (9) elephantiasis in breast and foot. Kasai
  • (10) sleeping sickness patient with his mother at the Lazarette, Coquilhatville
  • (11) head-binding of infant, Bangala district. Upper Congo
  • (12) Senegalese family at Gabon, French Congo
  • (13) Zappo Zap woman at Ibanshe, Kasai
  • (14) trees uprooted and planted upside down as memorials to the dead. Custom of Bakete, Kasai District
  • (15) modern fetish house, near Accra, Gold Coast
  • (16) fetish in village near Leubo, upper Kasai
  • (17) fetish house, or wayside chapel, containing crucifix, S[an] Thomé
  • (18) hunting fetish at bashishombe, Kasai District
  • (19) state doctor examining blood of sleeping sickness patient in laboratory at Coquilhatville, upper Congo
  • (20) coloured missionaries from Jamaica and the Southern States of America, who are evangelising their own people in Africa
  • (21) priests on Eloby Island, with their native lads
  • (22) Mr. and Mrs. Harris with Dr. Anet and group of missionaries at Yalemba, Stanley Falls District
  • (23) Lulua woman, Kasai
  • (24) native slaver with slave on either hand. Found on board S. S. Sapele on which Mr. and Mrs. Harris travelled to Angola.
  • (25) Bashilele women, Kasai

Mounted photographs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 17 / B15
1911-1912
Extent: 2 boxes

Scope and Content:

48 black and white mounted photographs captioned as follows:

(Box 1)

  • (1) cicatricing, Mayumbe country
  • (2) cicatricing, Bangala territory
  • (3) Congo lads ironing – in employment of Messrs. Lever Brothers' Agents, Kinchasa
  • (4) style of hairdressing, Eloby Island
  • (5) Ngombe native, now soldier of Congo state
  • (6) Bangala tribal mark
  • (7) an Ikelemba woman with tribal mark
  • (8) Batetela woman, Kasai
  • (9) Kasai woman
  • (10) chief on the Ikelemba
  • (11) Chinaman at Gabon who helped to build the Congo railway
  • (12) half-cast[e] child of Belgian trader, Kasai
  • (13) native hairdressing and headbinding, Bangla District, upper Congo
  • (14) a San Thomé policeman
  • (15) elephantiasis in feet
  • (16) witch at Euli, Ikelemba
  • (17) Bakuba native shewing [sic] peculiar style of shaving the head
  • (18) mother and child of Mongo tribe, upper Congo
  • (19) a chief on the Ikelemba, who entertained Mr. and Mrs. Harris in his compound
  • (20) Aruwimi natives with peculiar headdress
  • (21) the blind chief of Ndeki, Bangala territory
  • (22) Ngombe man of Boputo, upper Congo
  • (23) women on San Thomé
  • (24) a group of Congo women
  • (25) laughing boy at Landana
  • (26) woman of Waka
  • (27) a Beringa paddler – famous for his boat songs
  • (28) Ngombe of Bopoto, upper Congo
  • (29) elephantiasis in knee, Kasai District
  • (30) Aruwimi chief wearing hat of monkey skin

(Box 2)

  • (31) Kasai woman
  • (32) man and wife carrying load at Ikau, near Basankusu, upper Congo
  • (33) young Aruwimi chief
  • (34) Bai Sherbo and his son. The former deported to Accara after rising in Sierra Leone
  • (35) Kasai native
  • (36) mother and her twin sons at Baringa, upper Congo. All wearing the badge of honour across the forehead
  • (37) three repatriated "servicaes", who travelled on the Zaire
  • (38) Ngombe chief and his followers, upper Congo
  • (39) half-cast[e] Portuguese, trained by Catholic Mission at Landana
  • (40) Ngombe native asleep, upper Congo
  • (41) Batetela woman, Kasai
  • (42) Baluba women, Kasai
  • (43) Mongo woman of Bokeri, Lopori – Maringa District. Upper Congo
  • (44) Ngombe native of upper Congo
  • (45) Batetela woman and child at Dima, Kasai River
  • (46) dancing woman at Ekala, upper Congo
  • (47) Bangala women
  • (48) Mushamalengi, son of Lukenga, King of the Bakuba, set aside according to native custom in favour of the son of the eldest sister

Mounted photographs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 17 / B16
1911-1912
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

44 black and white mounted photographs captioned as follows:

  • (1) Mr. Harris greeting old chief on Bopoto Beach, upper Congo
  • (2) steamers Livingstone and Endeavour in Bolengi beach, near Coquilhatville. Upper Congo
  • (3) canoe with produce on the Aruwimi
  • (4) canoe laden with produce, Lulanga River. Upper Congo
  • (5) view of Baringa beach with mission steamer Pioneer at anchor
  • (6) canoeing on the Aruwimi. Mrs. Harris and native attendants in foreground
  • (7) railway steamer on Kasai River
  • (8) canoe carrying produce on Aruwimi River
  • (9) no caption [Mrs. Harris? in front of palm tree]
  • (10) leper at Euli, Ikelemba River, upper Congo
  • (11) no caption [forest scene]
  • (12) man suffering with elephantiasis
  • (13) S. S. Lapsley on Kasai River
  • (14) steamer on Kasai River, carrying to the railhead an agent of the Katanga Company far gone in sleeping sickness
  • (15) canoe at Baringa racing alongside that carrying Mr. and Mrs. Harris and carriers
  • (16) taking the anchor of S. S. Antoinette ashore at wooding post above, Tse Modane, Kasai River
  • (17) view on Kasai River
  • (18) S. S. Hemptinne on the Kasai River
  • (19) workshops at Dima, headquarters of Kasai Company
  • (20) S. S. Berthe, formerly known as S. S. Lapsley, capsized at Kwamouth in 1902, when one white man and twenty natives were drowned
  • (21) S. S. Wall steaming up Congo River, below Matadi
  • (22) no caption [tablet of blue and white mosaic in old Dutch church at Loanda, depicting battle with natives [same image as B17, number 40]
  • (23) no caption [white men and a woman in front of building]
  • (24) no caption [view of street]
  • (25) no caption [view of scenery]
  • (26) no caption [gun-turret? Same location as number 27]
  • (27) no caption [gun-turret? Same location as number 26]
  • (28) no caption (three native men)
  • (29) no caption [men being pushed in sledge?]
  • (30) no caption [anti-slavery delegation to London?]
  • (31) no caption [same image as number 30]
  • (32) no caption [same image as number 30]
  • (33) no caption [Mr. Harris? sitting in tree]
  • (34) no caption [anti-slavery delegation to London?]
  • (35) no caption [view of village and landscape taken onboard a boat, similar to number 37]
  • (36) no caption [fallen trees with water in background]
  • (37) no caption [view of village and landscape taken onboard a boat, similar to number 35]
  • (38) no caption [view of ship on water with oil rigs?]
  • (39) S. S. Lapsley steaming up the Kasai
  • (40) the sunken S. S. Matadi at Boma
  • (41) the S. S. Wall steaming up the Congo
  • (42) large canoe in which Mr. and Mrs. Harris travelled up the Maringa River
  • (43) bridge over the lagoon at Lobito Bay
  • (44) S. S. Livingstone, anchored at Leopoldville

Mounted photographs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 17 / B17
1911-1912
Extent: 2 boxes

Scope and Content:

45 black and white mounted photographs captioned as follows:

(Box 1)

  • (1) village of Ilinga, where Mr. and Mrs. Harris slept. Home of mutilated lad Impongi. Houses barricaded against nightly prowl of leopards
  • (2) Catholic schools, built by wealthy Portuguese lady resident in Loanda
  • (3) large fish caught near Basankusu, upper Congo
  • (4) missionary's house at Yalemba. Material imported from Europe. Mr. Harris on verandah
  • (5) ivory at Basoko, main Congo
  • (6) evening scene in riverside village of Boondi, Aruwimi. Oldest residents saw Stanley pass down from Yambuya to Basoko
  • (7) "servicaes", graveyard on cocoa roço. San Thomé
  • (8) Congo state camp at Lisala. Stanley Falls District
  • (9) loops of vine in Congo forest
  • (10) cattle rearing on the Aruwimi
  • (11) railway bridge over Catumbella River, Angola
  • (12) a loop of a giant vine, Ikelemba forest
  • (13) section of Lazarette on one of Congo state rubber plantations, Barumbu
  • (14) agent of Katanga Company, Kasai, on whose grounds Mr. and Mrs. Harris encamped whilst waiting for steamer
  • (15) Mr. Harris with Stanley's camera
  • (16) cotton plantation at Catumbella, Angola
  • (17) Mr. Harris and Rev. Chas. Dodds conversing with state soldiers, near Lisala camp
  • (18) a wayside station on the Congo railway
  • (19) general view of farm buildings at Dima, headquarters of Kasai Company
  • (20) repairing bridge over forest swamp, Kasai – Sankuru District

(Box 2)

  • (21) group of native musicians sitting on banks of Juapa River. Wash Jack in foreground washing in customary native fashion
  • (22) Mr. Harris with Stanley's camera. (Now in possession of Rev. J. Whitehead)
  • (23) Congo state camp at Lukula, Mayumbe country
  • (24) trees felled to clear site for new village
  • (25) a young heifer of five months, reared on the Aruwimi
  • (26) a cool spring of clearest water at Ikau, upper Congo
  • (27) CMS missionaries holding a service at government leper asylum, Lagos
  • (28) chief with wives bringing in fuel by canoe. Taken in creek near Basabkusu. Old Abir territory
  • (29) railway bridge over Catumbella River
  • (30) tablet over porch of old Dutch church, Loanda, 1664
  • (31) ruin of a once imposing church on Principe Island
  • (32) old Dutch church, Loanda, built during Dutch occupation in 1664
  • (33) interior of ruined church, San Thomé. Built in 15th century
  • (34) offices of wealthy Portuguese merchant in Loanda
  • (35) Chinaman labourer living at Gaboon, French Congo
  • (36) house at Basoko in which Rev. George Grenfell died
  • (37) compound of Lukenga, King of the Bakuba, Kasai District
  • (38) the Dutch House, Lukula, Mayumbe
  • (39) hotel, Franco Belge, Boma, lower Congo
  • (40) tablet of blue and white mosaic in old Dutch church at Loanda, depicting battle with natives
  • (41) interior of old Dutch church, Loanda. Long since disused, now undergoing repairs
  • (42) interior of old Dutch church, Loanda
  • (43) villa of Portuguese family resident at Loanda
  • (44) agents of Messrs. Hatton & Cookson, who entertained Mr. and Mrs. Harris at Lukula, Mayumbe
  • (45) Lukula Station, Mayumbe country, lower Congo

A.3   Nineteenth century correspondence, 1763, 1806-1951


Scope and Content:

The main series of general nineteenth century correspondence has been arranged in volumes under the names of the officers of the societies receiving them. As more than one Society's correspondence is in this section, an attempt has been made to distinguish between the letters received by each. There are four main divisions:

Division 1 (C1-C121)

The first consists of correspondence of secretaries and assistant secretaries of the Committee on Slavery and the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society that developed from it, of the treasurers, presidents and chairman, and other committee members of that Society, together with the secretaries of the National Freedmen's Aid Society, who were also most active committee members of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society.

The names and dates of the Societies' officers etc., in the order in which they appear in section C, are as follows:

Committee on Slavery

British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society (dates taken from the minute books of the Anti-Slavery Society)

Other officers and members of the Anti-Slavery Society and of the Aborigines' Protection Society

Division 2 (C122-C153)

The second division consists of the correspondence of the secretaries and one treasurer of the Aborigines Protection Society until 1909. Since only one minute book of this Society survives it has been impossible to give the exact dates of the officers' appointments. The three secretaries were Thomas Hodgkin, followed by F. W. Chesson until his death in 1888, and H. R. Fox Bourne who died in 1909. The Treasurer was R. N. Fowler, at one time Lord Mayor of London.

Division 3 (C154-C160)

The third division is formed by letters written to people holding no major office in any of the societies, those letters where the recipient is untraceable either by mode of address or by endorsements, and by anonymous fragments of letters.

The first volume has four groups of letters forming the correspondence of Joseph Booth (1919), James Long (1857-1894), Richard Allen (1840-1873) and J. H. Hinton (1830-1870). The next six volumes of entirely miscellaneous letters are arranged in alphabetical order.

Division 4 (C161-C166)

The fourth division is of official letters from prime ministers, government offices, foreign legations etc. to officers of the several societies. Within the groups of letters sent to each officer of a Society the arrangement is according to seniority of the office sending the letter i.e. prime ministers, Home Office, Foreign Office, Colonial Office and War Office, and the India Office. The letters are then, of course, arranged chronologically.

In addition to the list of these volumes, a card index of the letters is available. The cards are arranged according to the names of the writers. Each card bears also the names of the place or places from which the letters were written, the name of the person to whom they were written, usually an officer of one of the societies, but if they were written to someone else and then came into the hands of an officer of a Society, both these names are given, the outside dates of the letters are given, the number of letters, the shelfmark of the whole section, MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18, the number of the volume e.g. C1, and the serial number of the letters e.g. 85-93. This index is cross referenced under the names of persons other than officers of the societies to whom the letters were sent and also under place names. Thus it will be possible to trace the letters in this section from or to any particular person by consulting this index or, in the case of officers of the societies, the list for section C below. Readers interested in a particular place, e.g. Jamaica or Birmingham, should be able to trace letters from these places from the index and from the list of section G described below.

A.3.1   Committee on Slavery and the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1806-1934

A.3.1.a   Thomas Pringle, 1828-1834


Letters to Thomas Pringle (A-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C1 (items 1-69)
1828-1834
Extent: 69 items

Letters from Thomas Pringle
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C1 (items 70-71)
1830
Extent: 2 items

A.3.1.b   Robert Stokes, 1835-1839, 1858


Letters to Robert Stokes (A-G)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C2
1835-1837, 1839
Extent: 103 items

Scope and Content:

One letter (item 25) has been dated in pencil on the back as June 1839 and as being from R. M. Beverley, London, but does not say who it is addressed to, only "Sir". It relates to a resolution proposed by the Committee.


Letters to Robert Stokes (H-Y)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C3
1835-1837, 1858
Extent: 78 items

Scope and Content:

Item 26 appears to be dated 1858 and addressed to [B. Camphele]

A.3.1.c   John Harfield Tredgold, 1839-1842


Letters to Tredgold (A-Belc)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C4
1839-1842
Extent: 149 items

Letters to Tredgold (Beld-Chap)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C5
1839-1842
Extent: 150 items

Letters to Tredgold (Chap-Fen)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C6
1839-1842
Extent: 151 items

Letters to Tredgold (Fi-Ja)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C7
1839-1842
Extent: 150 items

Letters to Tredgold (Jef-Mor)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C8
1839-1842
Extent: 158 items

Letters to Tredgold (Mor-Ru)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C9
1839-1842
Extent: 148 items

Letters to Tredgold (S-Tay)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C10 (items 1-100)
1839-1842
Extent: 100 items

Letters to Tredgold (Tay-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C10 (items 101-196)
1839-1842
Extent: 96 items

Letters to and from Tredgold
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C10 (items 197-205)
1839-1841
Extent: 9 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (item 197) letter from the Committee of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society to Tredgold regarding his health, 1841
  • (items 198-203) letters from Tredgold, 1839-1841
  • (items 204-205) two anonymous letters to Tredgold, [1840]

A.3.1.d   John Beaumont, 1841-1844


Letters to Beaumont (A-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C11 (items 1-163)
1841-1842
Extent: 163 items

Letters from Beaumont
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C11 (items 164-167)
1842-1844
Extent: 4 items

A.3.1.e   John Scoble, 1836-1861


Letters to Scoble (A)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C12
1842-1852
Extent: 122 items

Letters to Scoble (B-Bl)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C13
1842-1852
Extent: 158 items

Letters to Scoble (Bo-Car)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C14
1842-1852
Extent: 148 items

Letters to Scoble (Cas-Cur)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C15
1842-1852
Extent: 148 items

Letters to Scoble (D-E)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C16
1842-1852
Extent: 168 items

Letters to Scoble (F-Ha)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C17
1842-1852
Extent: 153 items

Letters to Scoble (He-Ky)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C18
1842-1852
Extent: 161 items

Letters to Scoble (L-Mol)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C19
1842-1852
Extent: 150 items

Letters to Scoble (Mon-Py)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C20
1842-1852
Extent: 145 items

Letters to Scoble (R-Sta)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C21
1842-1852
Extent: 151 items

Letters to Scoble (Ste-Wh)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C22
1842-1852
Extent: 147 items

Letters to Scoble (Wif-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C23 (items 1-53)
1840-1852
Extent: 53 items

Letters to and from Scoble
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C23 (items 54-121)
1836-1861
Extent: 68 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (items 54-58) anonymous letters to Scoble, 1844-1851
  • (item 59) text of a "proposed testimonial to John Scoble on retiring from the British & Foreign Anti-Slavery Society in this country"
  • (items 60-121) letters from John Scoble, 1836-1861

A.3.1.f   Peter Jones Bolton, 1845-1855


Letters to Bolton (A-Ca)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C24
1845-1855
Extent: 150 items

Letters to Bolton (Ch-J)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C25
1845-1855
Extent: 149 items

Letters to Bolton (K-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C26 (items 1-181)
1845-1855
Extent: 180 items

Scope and Content:

Final letter (item 181) is from Bolton, 1855.

A.3.1.g   Louis Alexis Chamerovzow, 1852-1875


Letters to Chamerovzow (A-Ben)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C27
1852-1870
Extent: 153 items

Letters to Chamerovzow (Ber-By)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C28
1852-1870
Extent: 153 items

Letters to Chamerovzow (C-Cor)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C29
1852-1870
Extent: 152 items

Letters to Chamerovzow (Cor-Fin)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C30
1852-1870
Extent: 146 items

Letters to Chamerovzow (Fis-G)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C31
1852-1870
Extent: 144 items

Letters to Chamerovzow (H-Je)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C32
1852-1870
Extent: 147 items

Letters to Chamerovzow (Jo-Mac)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C33
1852-1870
Extent: 156 items

Letters to Chamerovzow (Mal-O)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C34
1852-1870
Extent: 153 items

Letters to Chamerovzow (P-Sco)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C35
1852-1870
Extent: 151 items

Letters to Chamerovzow (Sco-Ta)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C36
1852-1870
Extent: 148 items

Letters to Chamerovzow (Thi-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C37 (items 1-115)
1853-1875
Extent: 115 items

Scope and Content:

Includes two anonymous letters to Chamerovzow (items 114-115), one of which is signed "anti slaver", 1853-1854.


Letters from Chamerovzow
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C37 (items 116-153)
1853-1869
Extent: 38 items

A.3.1.h   Thomas Phillips, 1866-1873


Letters to Phillips (A-Br)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C38
1866-1871
Extent: 153 items

Letters to Phillips (Bu-Hi)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C39
1866-1872
Extent: 148 items

Letters to Phillips (Ho-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C40 (items 1-121)
1866-1873
Extent: 121 items

Letters from Phillips
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C40 (items 122-128)
1868-1870
Extent: 7 items

A.3.1.i   Robert Alsop, 1854-1874


Letters to Alsop (B-T)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C40 (items 129-145)
1854-1874
Extent: 17 items

Letters from Alsop
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C40 (items 146-149)
1854, 1864, 1872
Extent: 4 items

A.3.1.j   Benjamin Millard, 1870-1871


Letters to Millard (A-Be)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C41
1870-1871
Extent: 150 items

Letters to Millard (Bi-Du)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C42
1870-1871
Extent: 164 items

Letters to Millard (Ed-He)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C43
1870-1871
Extent: 154 items

Letters to Millard (Hi-Mor)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C44
1870-1871
Extent: 151 items

Letters to Millard (Mou-Sh)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C45
1870-1871
Extent: 148 items

Letters to Millard (Si-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C46 (items 1-150)
1870-1871
Extent: 150 items

Letters from Millard
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C46 (items 151-174)
1870-1871
Extent: 24 items

A.3.1.k   Aaron Buzacott, 1875-1878


Letters to Buzacott (A-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C47 (items 1-98)
1875-1878
Extent: 98 items

Letters from Buzacott
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C47 (items 99-103)
1876-1878
Extent: 5 items

A.3.1.l   Charles H. Allen, 1863-1907


Letters to Allen (A-Alb)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C48
1881-1897
Extent: 150 items

Letters to Allen (Alb-All)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C49
1880-1898
Extent: 149 items

All-App
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C50
1865, 1879-1896
Extent: 151 items

Letters to Allen (Ar-Be)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C51
1863, 1879-1903
Extent: 153 items

Letters to Allen (Bi-But)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C52
1872-1897
Extent: 142 items

Letters to Allen (Bux-Cap)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C53
1878-1901
Extent: 145 items

Letters to Allen (Car-Co)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C54
1877-1898
Extent: 151 items

Letters to Allen (Cr-Cu)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C55
1880-1901
Extent: 144 items

Letters to Allen (D-Fa)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C56
1879-1899
Extent: 144 items

Letters to Allen (Fe-Fro)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C57
1875-1898
Extent: 148 items

Letters to Allen (Fry-Gra)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C58
1879-1901
Extent: 146 items

Letters to Allen (Gre-Harris)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C59
1880-1900
Extent: 149 items

Letters to Allen (Harris-Hu)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C60
1880-1900
Extent: 146 items

Letters to Allen (I-La)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C61
1872, 1880-1897
Extent: 152 items

Letters to Allen (Le-Mack)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C62
1880-1899
Extent: 160 items

Letters to Allen (Mack-Ne)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C63
1879-1901
Extent: 158 items

Letters to Allen (Ni-Pease)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C64
1879-1900, [1905]
Extent: 176 items

Letters to Allen (Pease-Pet)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C65
1881-1898
Extent: 144 items

Letters to Allen (Ph-R)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C66
1879-1901
Extent: 150 items

Letters to Allen (S-Sm)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C67
1880-1898
Extent: 157 items

Letters to Allen (So-Waller)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C68
1879-1901
Extent: 140 items

Letters to Allen (Waller, Horace)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C69
1879-1892
Extent: 154 items

Letters to Allen (Waller, Horace-Williams)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C70
1879-1901
Extent: 153 items

Letters to Allen (Willis-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C71 (items 1-97)
1879-1907
Extent: 97 items

Letters from Allen
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C71 (items 98-110)
1882-1901
Extent: 13 items

A.3.1.m   J. Eastoe Teall, 1879-1898


Letters to Teall (A-F)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C72
1879-1898
Extent: 150 items

Letters to Teall (G-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C73
1879-1898
Extent: 149 items

A.3.1.n   Travers Buxton, 1898-1934


Letters to Buxton (A-Allen)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C74
1898-1934
Extent: 133 items

Letters to Buxton (Allen-Bal)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C75
1898-1934
Extent: 157 items

Letters to Buxton (Ban-Brod)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C76
1898-1934
Extent: 146 items

Letters to Buxton (Brooks-Buxton, S.)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C77
1898-1934
Extent: 153 items

Letters to Buxton (Buxton, T.-Cadbury, J.)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C78
1898-1934
Extent: 132 items

Letters to Buxton (Cadbury, W.-Cl)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C79
1898-1934
Extent: 156 items

Letters to Buxton (Co-E)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C80
1898-1934
Extent: 142 items

Letters to Buxton (F-Gr)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C81
1898-1934
Extent: 148 items

Letters to Buxton (Gu-Ha)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C82
1898-1934
Extent: 145 items

Letters to Buxton (He-Kee)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C83
1898-1934
Extent: 171 items

Letters to Buxton (Kel-Maj)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C84
1898-1934
Extent: 171 items

Letters to Buxton (Mal-Mord)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C85
1898-1934
Extent: 160 items

Letters to Buxton (Morl-Pay)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C86
1898-1934
Extent: 143 items

Letters to Buxton (Pease-R)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C87
1898-1934
Extent: 146 items

Letters to Buxton (S-So)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C88
1898-1934
Extent: 151 items

Letters to Buxton (Sp-Tra)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C89
1898-1934
Extent: 152 items

Letters to Buxton (Tre-Wilk)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C90
1898-1934
Extent: 40 items

Letters to Buxton (Will-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C91
1898-1934
Extent: 81 items

A.3.1.o   Joseph Cooper, 1871-1879


Letters to Cooper (A-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C92 (items 1-108)
1871-1879
Extent: 108 items

Letters from Cooper
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C92 (items 109-171)
1871-1879
Extent: 63 items

Letters from Cooper
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C93
1871-1879
Extent: 140 items

Letters from Cooper
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C94
1871-1879
Extent: 151 items

Letters from Cooper
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C95
1871-1879
Extent: 168 items

Letters from Cooper
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C96
1871-1879
Extent: 175 items

A.3.1.p   Edmund Sturge, 1871-1879

Note: See also C110-C113 for letters of Joseph Sturge and the Sturge family.

Letters to Sturge (A-M)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C97
1871-1879
Extent: 148 items

Letters to Sturge (N-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C98 (items 1-89)
1871-1879
Extent: 89 items

Letters from Edmund Sturge
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C98 (items 90-179)
1871-1879
Extent: 90 items

Letters from Edmund Sturge
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C99
1871-1879
Extent: 175 items

Letters from Edmund Sturge
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C100
1871-1879
Extent: 151 items

Letters from Edmund Sturge
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C101
1871-1879
Extent: 138 items

A.3.1.q   E. D. Hayward, 1863-1875


Letters to Hayward (A-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C102 (items 1-81)
1863-1875
Extent: 81 items

Letters from Hayward
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C102 (items 82-85)
1869 and undated
Extent: 4 items

A.3.1.r   Editor of The Anti-Slavery Reporter, 1830-1910


Letters to the editor (A-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C103
1830-1910
Extent: 161 items

A.3.1.s   G. W. Alexander, 1838-1868


Letters to Alexander (A-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C104 (items 1-102)
1838-1865
Extent: 102 items

Letters from Alexander
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C104 (items 103-116)
1839-1868
Extent: 14 items

A.3.1.t   Henry Sterry, 1839-1868


Letters to Sterry (A-Y)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C105 (items 1-75)
1839-1868
Extent: 75 items

Letters from Sterry
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C105 (items 76-91)
1850-1866
Extent: 16 items

A.3.1.u   William Allen, 1869-1879


Letters to Allen (A-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C105 (items 92-119)
1869-1879
Extent: 28 items
Note: Dates taken from the minute books of the Anti-Slavery Society.
Note: Items 113-117 signed "on behalf of W. G. Allen..."

A.3.1.v   Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton (senior) and Zachary Macaulay, 1820-1844


Letters to Buxton (B-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C106 (items 1-39, 74, 76-79)
1820-1844
Extent: 44 items

Scope and Content:

Includes twenty-nine letters from William Wilberforce, with transcripts, 1820-1833 (items 1-31), also letters to Buxton from:

  • (items 33, 77) Zachary Macaulay, 1830, 1841
  • (items 36, 38, 39) Priscilla Buxton, 1833, 1840

Letters from Buxton
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C106 (items 40-56, 75, 80, 82)
1825-1844
Extent: 20 items

Scope and Content:

Item 42 is a letter from Priscilla Buxton on her father's behalf, 1831.


Letters to Macaulay
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C106 (items 57-71)
1825-1829
Extent: 15 items

Scope and Content:

Includes twelve letters from Lord Brougham, with transcripts, 1825-1829 (items).

A.3.1.w   Thomas Clarkson, 1806-1813, 1831-1846


Letters to Clarkson (A-S)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C107 (items 1-3, 76-77, 82, 93, 139, 180-181, 192-193, 197-198)
1840-1846
Extent: 14 items

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • letter of sympathy from the [Committee] for Clarkson missing the Convention because of ill health

Letters from Clarkson
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C107 (items 4-75, 78-81, 83-92, 94-138, 140-179, 182-189, 190-191, 194-196)
1806-1813, 1831-1845
Extent: 196 items

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • (item 15) 'An Address to Thomas Clarkson, Esquire, Founder of African Emancipation' (printed) from Henry Ibbotson, Secretary to the Provisional Committee for forming the Madagascar and East Africa Company, 30 Jun 1841
  • (item 109) "Thomas Clarkson Esq., and The American Colonization Society" (manuscript) by John Scoble, 22 Sep 1840
  • (item 186) "Reply to the Assertions of the Clergy of the Southern States of America that Abraham was the Founder of Slavery" (manuscript) by Clarkson, undated
  • (item 190) 'Memorial' to the Earl of Aberdeen, Secretary of State for the Foreign Department, and to the other members of her Majesty's Government (printed) from John Murray and William Smeal, Secretaries, on behalf of the Committee of the Glasgow Emancipation Society, 25 Mar 1844
  • (item 191) circular appealing for subscriptions to meet the loss on the new edition of Clarkson's work on slavery, undated
  • (items 194-196) letter, with newspaper cuttings, from Edward Clarkson, recent Editor of The Essex Times, to the Committee of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1841

A.3.1.x   Gurney family, 1840-1906


Gurney family
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C108
1840-1906
Extent: 78 items

Scope and Content:

Mainly correspondence of Samuel Gurney (junior) and Henry Gurney.

A.3.1.y   Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton (junior), [1830]-1841, 1865-1911


Letters to Buxton (A-W )
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C109
[1839]-1841, 1866-1911
Extent: 146 items

Scope and Content:

Item 9 is dated 1841, item 39 dated [1839] so must be Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton senior (1st Baronet)

  • (item 92) The Messenger for the Children and Note-Book of The Band of Bible Readers, 1 Jul 1880.
  • (item 107) "rough suggested scheme" for a League of Honour (printed), 1910

Letters from Buxton
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C109 (items 119a-146)
[1830-1839], 1865-1909
Extent: 146 items

Scope and Content:
  • Items 120 and 121 are joint letters from Buxton, George W. Palmer and Braithwaite, 1887

Also includes:

  • (items 141-142) photograph of Thomas Gates Darton and obituary card of Margaret Emily Darton, his wife, 1886
  • (item 143) flyer about the use of the treadmill in Jamaica, undated [1830s?]
  • (item 144) "Report of the Genl. Supt. of Freedmen; Genl. Eaton & Genl. Thomas, undated [1863-1865?]

A.3.1.z   Joseph Sturge and the Sturge family, 1837-1895

Note: See also C97-C101 for Edmund Sturge letters.

Letters to Sturge (A-T)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C110 (items 1-58, 106-108, 130)
1838-1852, 1874-1882
Extent: 62 items

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • (item 34) 'An Introductory Letter. Addressed to T. F. Buxton, Esq. on the Frightful Horrors of Modern Slavery. As Practised by the Imperial Brazilian Mining Association. In Their Mines at Gongo Soco' from F. A. Kentish (printed), 1840 (this letter was reproduced in The Anti-Slavery Reporter on 21 October 1840

Letters from Sturge
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C110 (items 59-105, 109-129, 131-147)
1840-1855
Extent: 85 items

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • (items 74-75) printed memorial 'To the Abolitionists of the United States' containing addresses from Thomas Clarkson and Joseph Sturge, 1841. With draft version entitled 'To the Abolitionists of the United States, who, by their votes, contributed to place a Slaveholder in the Presidential Chair'
  • (item 109) printed letter from Sturge to Thomas Spencer, William T. Blair and George W. Anstie, 23 Mar 1844 (printed as a circular) including a history of the Society

Letters from Sturge
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C111
1839-[1858]
Extent: 165 items

Scope and Content:

includes a circular letter appealing for funds (item 33), [1858], and one letter to Sturge from Thomas Abbott (item 84), 1843


Letters from Sturge
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C112
1839-1852
Extent: 118 items

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • (item 117) draft report of the Committee on Free Labour which was presented to the General Anti-Slavery Convention by John Sturge, [1840]
  • (item 118) extracts from letters in reply to Sturge's letter of 23 Mar 1844 sent to Spencer, Blair and Anstie (see C110, item 109 above)

Letters from the Sturge family
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C113 (items 1-83)
1837-1895
Extent: 83 items

Scope and Content:

Mainly letters from Lydia Edmund Sturge, Elizabeth Sturge, Hannah Joseph Sturge and George Sturge (1837-1895), including an "In Memoriam" leaflet for Lydia Edmund Sturge (items 68-73, 6 copies).

There are also four letters to the Sturge family (items 2, 7-9), 1884, 1888

A.3.1.aa   Lewis Tappan, 1839-1856


Letters from Lewis Tappan
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C113 (items 84-207)
1839-1856
Extent: 24 items

Scope and Content:

Includes one letter to Lewis Tappan (item 147), dated 1843

A.3.1.ab   Sarah Ann Alexander, 1837-1841, 1852-1853


Letters to Alexander (A-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C114 (items 1-157)
1837-1841, 1852-1853
Extent: 161 items

Scope and Content:

Mainly letters relating to a request for signatures to accompany an address on slavery to the women of America. Also includes:

  • (item 156) list of subscriptions received by the Stoke Newington Ladies Anti-Slavery Association, undated
  • (item 157) list of subscribers to the Anti-Slavery Association, undated

Letters from Alexander
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C114 (items 158-161)
1841, 1852-1853 (and one undated)
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content:

Includes a joint circular letter from Alexander, Sarah Cogan and Jane Horsman Fisher asking for signatures for a petition, with reply on reverse from J. Mountford. Mainly letters relating to a request for signatures to accompany an address on slavery to the women of America.

A.3.1.ac   Joseph Soul, 1840-1852


Letters to Soul (A-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C115 (items 1-168)
1840-1845
Extent: 168 items

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • (item 15) 'Opium War With China. To The Christian Public of Great Britain', address by Joseph Sturge (30 Sep 1841) which has been reprinted "by a few individuals in Dublin, for circulation in Ireland. They hope all those into whose hands it may fall will lose no time in forwarding PETITIONS TO THE QUEEN". The leaflet includes a memorial already forwarded to the Queen by inhabitants of the City of Dublin following a meeting held in the Royal Exchange, 13 Oct 1841 (signed by the Chairman of the meeting, James Haughton). The leaflet calls for an end to the opium war with China.

Letters from Soul
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C115 (items 169-171)
1845, 1851-1852
Extent: 3 items

A.3.1.ad   Pease family, 1838-1900


Letters to and from the Pease family
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C116 (items 1-93)
1838-1900
Extent: 93 items

Scope and Content:

Mainly letters to/from Arthur E. Pease and Joseph A. Pease. Includes many letters relating to Mr. R. G. Edib (items 54-89) who had approached the Society for help after being "hustled out of the Zanzibar Government Service", 1899-1900.

A.3.1.ae   John and William Morgan, 1849-1843, 1866, 1899


Letters to and from John and William Morgan
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C116 (items 94-134)
1849-1843, 1866, 1899
Extent: 41 items

Scope and Content:

Mainly letters to/from John Morgan. Includes 'In Memoriam' leaflets for William Morgan and Henrietta Morgan, his wife (items 133-134), 1899.

A.3.1.af   Aspinall Hampson, 1865-1870


Letters to Hampson (A-C)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C117
1865-1868
Extent: 148 items

Letters to Hampson (D-K)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C118
1865-1868
Extent: 151 items

Letters to Hampson (L-R)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C119
1865-1869
Extent: 144 items

Letters to Hampson (S-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C120
1865-1870
Extent: 90 items

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • (items 78-79) anonymous notes regarding a subscription, 1867
  • (tems 80-83, 85-90) appeals for subscriptions/donations, with forms returned from (surnames) Goddard, Hutchinson, Matthews, Cheverton, How, [Cruickshank], Tanner, Henderson, Snowden, Penser, 1866
  • (item 84) 'The Deputation of the National Freedmen's-Aid Union', printed flyer about William Forster Mitchell and the Union's invitation to him to visit England, 1868
Note: (item 51) a letter written on the back of one from Hampson, 1865

A.3.1.ag   Arthur Albright and John Taylor, [1859]-1897


Letters to Arthur Albright and John Taylor (A-Y)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C121 (items 1-137)
1865-1897
Extent: 197 items

Scope and Content:

Mainly to Albright.


Letters from Arthur Albright and John Taylor
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C121 (items 138-197)
[1859]-1897
Extent: 197 items

Scope and Content:

All from Albright (or jointly with him) except for the last letter (item 197) which is from Taylor.

  • (items 139-140) circular letter from Arthur Albright (and others) to Friends attending the Meeting for Suffering on 6 Jan 1894. Letter concerns the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society's need of funds
  • (item 188) printed leaflet about 'The Methodist, Baptist and Friends' Anti-Slavery Manifesto (For Joint Action)', 8 Oct 1894
  • (item 189) circular letter about 'The Wesleyan, Baptist and Friends' Manifesto', 22 Feb 1895

A.3.2   Aborigines Protection Society, 1763, 1825-1951

Note: A letter-book of the Aborigines Protection Society, covering the period 26 Jan 1856 to 21 Mar 1861, is held at the John Rylands Library, Manchester (ref REAS/ 13).

A.3.2.a   Thomas Hodgkin, 1831-1865


Letters to Hodgkin (A-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C122 (items 1-70)
1831-1862
Extent: 70 items

Letters from Hodgkin
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C122 (items 71-104)
[1834]-1865
Extent: 34 items

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • (items 84-86) letters from Thomas Hodgkin's nephew, also called Thomas Hodgkin, 1895-1903*
  • (items 87-104) miscellaneous papers (extracts from speeches, fragments of letters) mainly relating to Liberia, [1834-1845]

*Note says that they should follow C138, item 47

A.3.2.b   F. W. Chesson, 1843-1895


Letters to Chesson (A-Ale)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C123
1861-1888
Extent: 152 items

Letters to Chesson (All-App)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C124
1857-1888
Extent: 223 items

Letters to Chesson (Ar-Bi)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C125
1857-1888
Extent: 207 items

Letters to Chesson (Bl-Br)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C126
1857-1888
Extent: 186 items

Letters to Chesson (Buc-Buz)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C127
1857-1888
Extent: 247 items

Letters to Chesson (C-Cl)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C128
1857-1891
Extent: 231 items

Letters to Chesson (Co-Cu)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C129
1857-1888
Extent: 235 items

Letters to Chesson (Colenso)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C130
1875-1893
Extent: 270 items

Scope and Content:

Letters from Frances Ellen Colenso, Francis Ernest (Frank) Colenso and Harriette Emily Colenso.


Letters to Chesson (Colenso)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C131
[1874]-1895
Extent: 197 items

Scope and Content:

Mainly letters from Harriette Emily Colenso and John William Colenso (Bishop of Natal) but also a few from Robert John Colenso, Sophie J. Colenso, Francis Ernest (Frank) Colenso and Frances Ellen Colenso.


Letters to Chesson (D-Di)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C132
1857-1888
Extent: 253 items

Letters to Chesson (Do-Fi)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C133
1857-1888
Extent: 269 items

Letters to Chesson (Fl-Fy)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C134
1857, 1870-1888
Extent: 274 items

Letters to Chesson (Ga-Grant, S.)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C135
1857-1858, 1869-1888
Extent: 222 items

Letters to Chesson (Grant, W.-Grav)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C136
1880-1888
Extent: 135 items

Letters to Chesson (Gre-He)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C137
1857-1888
Extent: 287 items

Letters to Chesson (Hi-I)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C138
1857-1888
Extent: 237 items

Letters to Chesson (J-K)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C139
1861-1888, 1891
Extent: 282 items
Note: Items 142-145 are dated 1891, therefore after Chesson's death, and are addressed to Fox-Bourne so should have been placed in C151.

Letters to Chesson (L-Mab)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C140
1857-1888
Extent: 254 items
Note: Item 252 is part of a letter from Bishop Colenso to Chesson, dated 13 August 1882, and should have been placed in C131 between items 123a and 124.
Note: Correspondence from Rev. B. La Trobe is split between this volume (where it appears under "L") and C149 (where it is filed under "T").
Note: Item 249 should have been filed in C128

Letters to Chesson (Mac)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C141
1857-1888
Extent: 305 items

Letters to Chesson (Mag-Mi)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C142
1857-1888
Extent: 265 items

Letters to Chesson (Mo-N)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C143
1857-1888
Extent: 301 items

Letters to Chesson (O-Pe)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C144
1857-1888
Extent: 270 items

Letters to Chesson (Ph-Ros)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C145
1857-1888
Extent: 296 items

Scope and Content:

Includes de Plevitz.


Letters to Chesson (Rou-Sh)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C146
1870-1888
Extent: 261 items

Letters to Chesson (Si-Stan)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C147
1843, 1857, 1869-1888
Extent: 267 items

Letters to Chesson (Stat-Te)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C148
1855-1857, 1870-1888
Extent: 242 items

Letters to Chesson (The-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C149 (items 1-345)
1844-1888
Extent: 345 items

Scope and Content:

Includes a few anonymous letters at the end of the section.


Letters from Chesson
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C149 (items 346-405)
1857-1888
Extent: 60 items

A.3.2.c   H. R. Fox-Bourne, 1871-1910


Letters to Fox-Bourne (A-D)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C150
1888-1909
Extent: 247 items

Letters to Fox-Bourne (E-L)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C151
1888-1909
Extent: 235 items

Letters to Fox-Bourne (M-S)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C152
1871-1910
Extent: 256 items

Letters to Fox-Bourne (T-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C153 (items 1-84)
1890-1910
Extent: 84 items

Letters from Fox-Bourne (T-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C153 (items 85-124)
1888-1908
Extent: 40 items

A.3.2.d   Sir Robert Fowler, 1853, 1870-1891


Letters to Fowler
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C153 (items 125-186)
1870-1890
Extent: 62 items

Letters from Fowler
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C153 (items 187-195)
1853, 1873-1891
Extent: 9 items

A.3.2.e   Miscellaneous letters, 1763, 1825-1951


Reminiscences of Joseph Booth
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C154 (items 1-11)
[1919], 1951
Extent: 11 items

Scope and Content:

Handwritten reminiscences of Joseph Booth, [1919], and letter about borrowing them, 1951


Letters to and from James Long
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C154 (items 12-184)
1842-[1857], 1871-1895
Extent: 173 items

Scope and Content:
  • (items 12-86, 170) letters to James Long, 1842-1850, 1871-1894
  • (items 87-169, 172-173, 184) letters from James Long, [1857], [1872]-1894
  • (item 174-183) letters about James Long and a printed testimonial appealing for contributions to purchase him an annuity, [1889]-1895
Note: there is no item 171

Letters to and from Richard Allen
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C154 (items 185-211)
1837-1842, 1860-1869
Extent: 27 items

Scope and Content:

Items 209-211 are from Allen, 1841, 1869


Letters to and from J. H. Hinton
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C154 (items 212-234)
1831, 1839-1845
Extent: 23 items

Scope and Content:

Items 233-234 are from Hinton, 1844-1845

Item 217 is addressed to Thomas Pringle and is dated 1831


Miscellaneous I (A-B)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C155
1837-1910, 1941
Extent: 252 items

Scope and Content:

Includes (item 102) an appeal for subscriptions to purchase Battersea Rise House, former residence of William Wilberforce, 1907.


Miscellaneous II (C-D)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C156
1763, 1825-1932
Extent: 258 items

Scope and Content:

Item dated 1763 is the last will and testament of Alexander Douglas, Rector of the Parish of St. Thomas in the Island of Nevis.


Miscellaneous III (E-Ha)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C157
1835-[1917]
Extent: 270 items

Scope and Content:

Includes (items 71-72) paper read and resolutions adopted at the Slave-Trade Conference held on 15 June 1861 (2 copies).


Miscellaneous IV (He-L)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C158
1830-1905
Extent: 254 items

Miscellaneous V (M-Q)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C159
1838-1909
Extent: 231 items

Miscellaneous VI (R-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C160
1835-1910
Extent: 296 items

A.3.3   Letters from government offices, etc., 1834-1934


Letters from government offices, etc. (I)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C161
1834-1879
Extent: 220 items

Scope and Content:

Comprising letters to:

  • (items 1-27) John Tredgold, 1839-1842
  • (items 28-105) John Scoble, 1834-1852 (items 59 and 64 draft letters from Scoble, 1842)
  • (items 106-175) Louis Alexis Chamerovzow, 1853-1868 (item 106 from Chamerovzow, 1853)
  • (items 176-209) Benjamin Millard, 1872-1875
  • (items 210-220) Aaron Buzacott, 1874-1879

Letters from government offices, etc. (II)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C162
1873-1932
Extent: 315 items

Scope and Content:

Comprising letters to:

  • (items 1-244) Charles Allen
  • (items 245-315) Travers Buxton

Letters from government offices, etc. (III)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C163
[1835]-1933
Extent: 135 items

Scope and Content:

Comprising letters to:

  • (items 1-4) Joseph Cooper, 1874-1876
  • (items 5-21) Edmund Sturge, 1869-1885 (except item 15 which is a copy letter from Sturge, 1872)
  • (items 22-23) Thomas Clarkson, 1840-1841
  • (item 24) Samuel Gurney, 1861
  • (items 25-28) Arthur Pease, 1884-1895
  • (items 29-32) Joseph Pease, 1886-1894
  • (item 33) Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1901
  • (items 34-41) J. H. Hinton, 1843-1844
  • (items 42-43) Sir John Harris, 1913-1933
  • (items 44-135) Miscellaneous, [1835]-1898

Letters from government offices, etc. (IV-V)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C164
1869-1888
Extent: 272 items

Scope and Content:

Comprising letters to F. W. Chesson but also:

  • (items 45, 48) 'Polynesian Immigrants in Queensland', printed despatches, 1869 - very short
  • (item 47) 'Alleged Kidnapping of Natives of the Loyalty Islands', printed correspondence, 1869
  • (items 79-81) letter from the Gambia Committee to Earl Carnarvon (Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies) enclosing minutes of meeting of the Gambia Committee held 23 March 1876 (Chesson was a member of the Committee), 1876 (see G16, Volume 1 for further minutes of the Gambia Committee)

Letters from government offices, etc. (VI)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C165
1885-1899
Extent: 186 items

Scope and Content:

Comprising letters to:

  • (items 1-175) H. R. Fox-Bourne, 1888-1899 (with the exception of items 20, 22, 25, 34, 64, 109 which are from Fox-Bourne)
  • (items 176-186) Sir Robert Fowler, 1885-1890

Letters from government offices, etc. (VII)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C166
1898-1926
Extent: 228 items

Scope and Content:

Comprising letters to Travers Buxton and Sir John Harris. Many of the letters are addressed "to the Secretary" which could be either Buxton or Harris (Buxton was Secretary, 1898-1934, and Harris was Organising/Parliamentary Secretary, 1910-1940). Includes:

  • (item 122) printed memorandum from the Committee to Sir Edward Grey regarding "Portuguese Slavery and British Responsibility", 15 July 1912
  • (item 178) from Harris (draft letter), undated
  • (items 182-183) letters addressed to Sir Victor Buxton, 1918-1919
  • (items 208) "The Law of 1910 as to Sale of Human Beings in China", handwritten notes, [1921]
  • (item 218) "Regulations Against Slavery in Abyssinia", typescript with handwritten corrections, 1924
  • (item 219) "A New Ethiopian Decree Against Slavery", handwritten extracts from the Italian Anti-Slavery Society's Bulletin, 1924

Letters from government offices, etc. (VIII)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C167
1898-1934
Extent: 286 items

Scope and Content:
  • (items 1-48) 2 Sep 1926-22 Apr 1933
  • (items 49-193) 7 Jul 1898-5 Jul 1926
  • (items 194-264) 20 Aug 1926-25 Jun [1934] (dated 1930 which is believed to be incorrect)
  • (items 265-285) 18 Feb 1930-5 Jun 1934
  • (item 286) 22 Aug 1930

Amongst these letters are a batch dated 1898-1925 (items 49-192) which should probably have been filed with those in C166 above.

Comprising letters to Travers Buxton and Sir John Harris (with the exception of items 9 and 223 which are from Harris, and 88 and 174 which are from the Anti-Slavery Society). Their time as Secretary and Organising/Parliamentary Secretary overlapped and for many of the letters there is no clear distinction as to whether they were written to Buxton or Harris. Includes:

  • (item 39) copy of a confidential despatch from R. E. Cheesman (Consul ) about slavery in North West Ethiopia, typewritten, 1932
  • (item 44a) first annual report on slavery in Abyssinia prepared by His Majesty's Minister at Addis Ababa, printed, 1932
  • (item 47) letter from Fritz Lange to the secretary of the Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society, about his article "Schwanengesang auf die Perlentaucher" 1933
  • (item 72-73) copy letter from Bishop Tucker to Colonel Hayes Sadler regarding the Bill for the Abolition of the Legal Status of Slavery in British East Africa, with reply, 1907
  • (item 81) copy report by Sir W. Egerton concerning native labour in Southern Nigeria, 1910
  • (item 91) 'An Ordinance to amend the Law relating to Grants of Land for the purpose of Cultivation and to Concessions in the Protectorate' (Ordinance number 29 of 1906), printed, 1906
  • (item 125) 'An Ordinance to provide for the Recruitment of Native Followers for the Military Forces now operating in the Protectorate' (Ordinance number 29, printed, 1915
  • (item 148) typed extract from 'The Crown Lands Ordinance, 1915'
  • (item 170) copy letter from the British North Borneo Company to the Colonial Office regarding statements made by the Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society, 1921
  • (item 190) typed extracts from the Nyasaland Native Administration Bill, 1923
  • (item 268) Statement on the Situation in Bechuanaland circulated to members of the Committee of the Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society. [1930]

A.4   Twentieth century correspondence, 1899-1944


Scope and Content:

This section of the Anti-Slavery Papers contains the twentieth century letters of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society up to 1909 and the letters from 1909 of the amalgamated societies; they fall into three main divisions:

Division 1 (D1-D2)

D1-D2 are the letters sent by and to Travers Buxton who was Secretary of the Anti-Slavery Society from 1898 to 1909, and of the combined Societies from 1909 until 1934 when he was elected one of the Vice-Presidents.

Travers Buxton's "out" letters consist of seven bound volumes from 1899 to 1910 (D1 / 1-7) and twenty-eight boxes of carbon copies from 1911 to 1933 (D1 / 8-35). His "in" letters, filed alphabetically, consist of four boxes of soft files corresponding to the years 1910 to 1913 (D2 / 1-4) and twenty-four hard files containing letters from 1914 to 1933, with a gap from December 1914 to May 1915 (D2 / 5-28). Some of these files are in a very dilapidated condition.

Division 2 (D3-D5)

D3-D5 are the letters sent by and to John Harris, later Sir John Harris, and some other papers of his. He was Organising Secretary from 1910 until 1934, and Parliamentary Secretary from then until his death in 1940.

Harris's "out" letters are in two bound volumes for 1910, April to November (D3 / 1-2), and eighty-four hard files from November 1910 to August 1940, except for a gap from October 1914 to March 1915 when he was in Africa (D3 / 3-86). His "in" letters from 1912 to 1924 are in thirteen cardboard boxes (D4 / 1-13) but these do not correspond to the thirteen years they cover as will be seen from the list below.

The remaining Harris papers consist of letters and reports from himself and his wife while on their tours in West Africa, the Congo and South Africa (D5 / 1-3), correspondence about his book Problems of Tropical Labour (D5 / 4), correspondence about their lecture tour of the United States (D5 / 5), and the typescript of his book A Century of Emancipation (D5 / 6).

Division 3 (D6)

There are only four files in the last part of section D. These contain carbon copies of letters sent by the Society to Government offices and official bodies between 1911 and 1939 (D6 / 1-4).

For further details of this section see the list below.

A.4.1   Travers Buxton, 1899-1944

A.4.1.a   Out letters, 1899-1944

Arrangement:

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 1
30 Jun 1899-3 Dec 1902
Extent: 1 volume

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 2
4 Dec 1902-4 Jan 1906
Extent: 1 volume

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 3
29 Dec 1905-4 Apr 1908
Extent: 1 volume

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 4
6 Apr 1908-9 Aug 1909
Extent: 1 volume

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 5
31 Jul 1907-19 Nov 1909
Extent: 1 volume

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 6
22 Nov 1909-8 Apr 1910
Extent: 1 volume

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 7
19 Apr-30 Dec 1910
Extent: 1 volume

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 8
2 Jan-18 Jul 1911
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 9
19 Jul-29 Dec 1911
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 10
1 Jan-31 May 1912
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 11
1 Jun-27 Nov 1912
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 12
28 Nov 1912-30 Jun 1913
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 13
1 Jul 1913-10 Mar 1914
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 14
11 Mar-Oct 1914
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 15
2 Nov 1914-31 Aug 1915
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 16
1 Sep 1915-30 Apr 1916
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 17
1 May 1916-30 Apr 1917
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 18
1 May 1917-30 Sep 1918
Extent: 1 box [originally said "hard backed files"]

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 19
1 Oct 1918-31 Dec 1919
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 20
1 Jan-31 Oct 1920
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 21
1 Nov 1920-30 Jun 1921
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 22
1 Jul 1921-30 Jun 1922
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 23
3 Jul 1922-30 May 1923
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 24
1 Jun 1923-31 Dec 1924
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 25
1 Jan-30 Nov 1925
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 26
1 Dec 1925-28 Feb 1927
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 27
1 Mar-31 Dec 1927
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 28
1 Jan-31 Oct 1928
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19, D1/29
1 Nov 1928-31 Jul 1929
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 30
1 Aug 1929-31 May 1930
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 31
14 Oct 1930-12 Aug 1931
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 32
12 Aug 1931-31 Jul 1932
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 33
1 Aug 1932-20 Apr 1933
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 34
1 May-12 Nov 1933
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D1 / 35
13 Nov 1933-28 Dec 1942, 7 Jul 1943-22 Jul 1943, Aug 1944
Extent: 1 box

A.4.1.b   In letters, 1910-1936


In letters (A-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 1
1910
Extent: 1 box (2 files)

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-H
  • (file 2) I-Z

In letters (A-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 2
1911
Extent: 2 boxes (4 files)

Scope and Content:

(box 1)

  • (file 1) A-B
  • (file 2) C-E
  • (file 3) F-G

(box 2)

  • (file 4) P-W

In letters (A-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 3
1912
Extent: 2 boxes (4 files)

Scope and Content:

(box 1)

  • (file 1) A-C
  • (file 2) D-J

(box 2)

  • (file 3) K-Q
  • (file 4) R-W

In letters (A-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 4
1913
Extent: 2 boxes (4 files)

Scope and Content:

(box 1)

  • (file 1) A-C
  • (file 2) D-H

(box 2)

  • (file 3) I-O
  • (file 4) P-W

In letters (A-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 5
[Jan-Apr 1914]
Extent: 1 box

In letters (A-Y)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 6
[Mar-Dec 1914]
Extent: 2 boxes

In letters (A-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 7
May 1915-Mar 1916
Extent: 1 box (4 files)

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-F
  • (file 2) G-M
  • (file 3) N-S
  • (file 4) T-Z

In letters (A-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 8
Mar 1916-Feb 1917
Extent: 1 box (3 files)

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-F
  • (file 2) G-M
  • (file 3) N-W

In letters (A-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 9
5 Feb-17 Dec 1917
Extent: 1 box (4 files)

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-B
  • (file 2) C-H
  • (file 3) I-P
  • (file 4) R-W

In letters (A-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 10
18 Dec 1917-31 Dec 1918
Extent: 1 box (4 files)

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-C
  • (file 2) D-J
  • (file 3) K-O
  • (file 4) P-W

In letters (A-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 11
Jan-Aug 1919
Extent: 1 box (4 files)

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-C
  • (file 2) D-H
  • (file 3) I-R
  • (file 4) S-Z

In letters (A-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 12
Oct 1919-May 1920
Extent: 1 box (4 files)

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-B
  • (file 2) C-G
  • (file 3) H-M
  • (file 4) N-Z

In letters (A-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 13
May 1920-Mar 1921
Extent: 1 box

In letters (A-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 14
Mar 1921-Apr 1922
Extent: 1 box (4 files)

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-D
  • (file 2) E-K
  • (file 3) L-Q
  • (file 4) R-Z

In letters (A-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19, D2 / 15
Apr 1922-May 1923
Extent: 1 box (5 files)

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-B
  • (file 2) E-F
  • (file 3) H-K
  • (file 4) M-R
  • (file 5) S-W

In letters (A-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 16
Jun 1923-Jan 1925
Extent: 2 boxes (4 files)

Scope and Content:

(box 1)

  • (file 1) A-B
  • (file 2) C-H
  • (file 3) I-M

(box 2)

  • (file 4) N-W

In letters (A-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 17
Feb-Dec 1925
Extent: 1 box (4 files)

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-D
  • (file 2) E-K
  • (file 3) L-R
  • (file 4) S-W

In letters (A-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 18
Jan-Dec 1926
Extent: 1 box (4 files)

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-C
  • (file 2) D-H
  • (file 3) J-P
  • (file 4) R-W

In letters (A-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 19
Jan-Nov 1927
Extent: 1 box (3 files)

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-G
  • (file 2) H-N
  • (file 3) O-W

In letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 20
Nov 1927-Jul 1928
Extent: 1 box

In letters (A-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 21
Jul 1928-May 1929
Extent: 1 box (3 files)

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-D
  • (file 2) E-L
  • (file 3) M-Z

In letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 22
Jun 1929-Oct 1931
Extent: 1 box

In letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 23
Jun 1929-Oct 1931
Extent: 1 box

In letters (D-L)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 24
Jun 1929-Oct 1931
Extent: 1 box (2 files)

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-C
  • (file 2) D-L

In letters (A-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 25
Oct 1931-Jul 1932
Extent: 1 box (3 files)

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-F
  • (file 2) G-M
  • (file 3) N-W

In letters (A-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 26
Jul 1932-Feb 1933
Extent: 1 box (3 files)

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-G
  • (file 2) H-L
  • (file 3) M-Z

In letters (A-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 27
Feb-Nov 1933
Extent: 1 box

In letters (A-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D2 / 28
Nov 1933-Nov 1936
Extent: 1 box (2)

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-K
  • (file 2) L-W

A.4.2   Sir John Harris, 1910-1940

A.4.2.a   Out letters, 1910-1940


Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 1
2 Apr-17 Aug 1910
Extent: 1 volume

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 2
17 Aug-1 Nov 1910
Extent: 1 volume

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 3
1 Nov 1910-20 Jan 1911
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 4
20 Jan-23 Mar 1911
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 5
23 Mar 1911-6 Jul 1912
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 6
8 Jul-18 Oct 1912
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 7
21 Oct 1912-31 Jan 1913
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 8
1 Feb-30 Jun 1913
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 9
3 Jul-19 Nov 1913
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 10
20 Nov 1913-31 Mar 1914
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 11
1 Apr-Oct 1914
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 12
Mar-Aug 1915
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 13
1 Sep 1915-31 Jan 1916
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 14
1 Feb-31 Aug 1916
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 15
1 Sep 1916-28 Feb 1917
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 16
1 Mar-30 Jun 1917
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 17
1 Jul-1 Nov 1917
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 18
1 Nov 1917-31 Mar 1918
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 19
1 Apr-30 Nov 1918
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 20
2 Dec 1918-5 Apr 1919
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 21
7 Apr-7 Sep 1919
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 22
8 Sep-31 Dec 1919
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 23
1 Jan-30 Apr 1920
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 24
1 May-30 Jul 1920
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 25
1 Aug-31 Oct 1920
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 26
1 Nov 1920-28 Feb 1921
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 27
1 Mar-30 Jun 1921
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 28
1 Jul-31 Dec 1921
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Hard backed file.


Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 29
1 Jan-31 Mar 1922
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 30
1 Apr-15 Jul 1922
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 31
16 Jul-30 Nov 1922
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 32
1 Dec 1922-28 Feb 1923
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 33
1 Mar-31 Jun 1923
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 34
1 Jul-6 Dec 1923
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 35
6 Dec 1923-26 Jul 1924
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 36
27 Jul 1924-15 Feb 1925
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 37
16 Feb-21 Jun 1925
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 38
22 Jun-30 Nov 1925
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 39
1 Dec 1925-30 Apr 1926
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 40
1 May-31 Oct 1926
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 41
1 Nov 1926-30 Apr 1927
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19, D3 / 42
2 May-30 Sep 1927
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 43
1 Oct 1927-31 Jan 1928
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 44
1 Feb-31 Jul 1928
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 45
1 Aug-31 Dec 1928
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D 3 / 46
1 Jan-30 Jun 1929
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 47
1 Jul-30 Nov 1929
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 48
1 Dec 1929-17 Apr 1930
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 49
18 Apr-4 Jul 1930
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 50
5 Jul-9 Sep 1930
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 51
10 Sep-22 Nov 1930
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 52
24 Nov 1930-28 Feb 1931
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 53
1 Mar-30 Jun 1931
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 54
1 Jul-31 Dec 1931
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 55
1 Jan 1931-31 May 1932
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 56
1 Jun-22 Sep 1932
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 57
23 Sep-31 Dec 1932
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 58
1 Jan-25 Mar 1933
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 59
27 Mar-26 May 1933
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 60
27 May-20 Aug 1933
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 61
21 Aug-5 Nov 1933
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 62
6 Nov 1933-27 Jan 1934
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 63
29 Jan-6 Apr 1934
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 64
7 Apr-9 Jun 1934
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 65
10 Jun-31 Aug 1934
Extent: 1 box

Out letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 66
1 Sep-30 Nov 1934
Extent: 1 box

Out letters (1)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 67
1 Dec 1934-28 Feb 1935
Extent: 1 box

Out letters (2)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 68
1 Mar-18 May 1935
Extent: 1 box

Out letters (3)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 69
19 May-31 Aug 1935
Extent: 1 box

Out letters (4)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 70
1 Sep-31 Dec 1935
Extent: 1 box

Out letters (5)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 71
1 Jan-31 Mar 1936
Extent: 1 box

Out letters (6)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 72
1 Apr-18 Jul 1936
Extent: 1 box

Out letters (7)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 73
20 Jul-30 Nov 1936
Extent: 1 box

Out letter (8)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 74
1 Dec 1936-28 Feb 1937
Extent: 1 box

Out letters (9)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 75
1 Mar-22 May 1937
Extent: 1 box

Out letters (10)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 76
24 May-31 Aug 1937
Extent: 1 box

Out letters (11)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 77
1 Sep-30 Nov 1937
Extent: 1 box

Out letters (12)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 78
1 Dec 1937-6 Feb 1938
Extent: 1 box

Out letters (13)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 79
7 Feb-23 Apr 1938
Extent: 1 box

Out letters (14)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 80
25 Apr-31 Aug 1938
Extent: 1 box

Out letters (15)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 81
1 Sep-30 Nov 1938
Extent: 1 box

Out letters (16)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 82
1 Dec 1938-11 Mar 1939
Extent: 1 box

Out letters (17)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 83
13 Mar-30 Jun 1939
Extent: 1 box

Out letters (18)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 84
1 Jul-31 Oct 1939
Extent: 1 box

Out letters (19)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 85
1 Nov 1939-29 Feb 1940
Extent: 1 box

Out letters (20)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D3 / 86
1 Mar-31 Aug 1940
Extent: 1 box

A.4.2.b   In letters, 1912-1924


In letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D4 / 1
Apr - Jul 1912
Extent: 1 box

In letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D4 / 2
Jul-Oct 1912
Extent: 2 boxes

In letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D4 / 3
Nov 1912-Apr 1913
Extent: 2 boxes

In letters (A-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D4 / 4
1913-1915
Extent: 2 boxes (6 files)

Scope and Content:

(box 1)

  • (file 1) A-B
  • (file 2) C-K, including separate sections labelled "Free Church Commission" and "Harcourt"

(box 2)

  • (file 3) L-Z, including separate file labelled "Miss Tennison"

In letters (A-E)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D4 / 5
1913-1914
Extent: 1 box

In letters (F-J and L-O)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D4 / 6
1913-1914
Extent: 2 boxes

In letters (P-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D4 / 7
1913-1914
Extent: 1 box

In letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D4 / 8
1916
Extent: 1 box

In letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D4 / 9
1916-1918
Extent: 1 box

In letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D4 / 10
1917
Extent: 1 box

In letters (A-K)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D4 / 11
1918-1924
Extent: 2 boxes

In letters (L-Q)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D4 / 12
1918-1924
Extent: 2 boxes

In letters (R-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D4 / 13
1918-1924
Extent: 1 box

A.4.2.c   Miscellaneous, 1911-1917, [1933]


Letters from Harris from West Africa and the Congo
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D5 / 1
1911-1912
Extent: 1 file (278 folios)

Reports from Harris and his wife on the Congo
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D5 / 2
1911
Extent: 1 file (81 folios)

Letters from Harris from South Africa
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D5 / 3
1914-1915
Extent: 1 file (178 folios)

Correspondence and other papers about Harris's book Problems of Tropical Labour
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D5 / 4
1914, 1917
Extent: 1 file (113 folios)

Scope and Content:

Includes a carbon copy letter to Lieutenant General J. C. Smuts (27 June 1917) which appears to be misfiled (..."The paper from which I beg to enclose a cutting has been sent to us, and I am directed by my Committee to ask you to be good enough to let us know if your remarks are correctly reported?...")


Letters and other papers relating to the Harris's tour of the United States of America (lecturing on West and Central Africa)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D5 / 5
1917
Extent: 1 file (182 folios)

Scope and Content:

Includes a photograph of John Harris (2 copies).


Manuscript of Harris's book A Century of Emancipation
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D5 / 6
[1933]
Extent: 1 file (i, 1-255 folios)

Scope and Content:

Typescript, with corrections.

A.4.3   Official files, 1911-1939


Letters to the Colonial Office and Foreign Office
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D6 / 1
4 Feb 1911-31 May 1916
Extent: 1 box

Letters to the Colonial Office and Foreign Office
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D6 / 2
1 Jun 1916-18 Oct 1926
Extent: 1 box

Letters to the Colonial Office and Foreign Office
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D6 / 3
25 Oct 1926-30 Apr 1934
Extent: 1 box

Letters to government departments, League of Nations, International Labour Office, etc.
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D6 / 4-5
1 May 1934-31 Oct 1939
Extent: 2 boxes

A.5   Letters received by the Mico Charity; Minute books of the Committee on Slavery; Minute books, letter-books and financial papers of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society; Minute book of the General Anti-Slavery Convention of 1840; Memorials and Petitions; Financial papers of the Aborigines Protection Society, and Miscellaneous papers, 1823-1941, 2000


Scope and Content:

The next section, E, is rather mixed but falls into five main groups:

A.5.1   Letters received by the Mico Charity, 1835-1842


Scope and Content:

Contains the volumes of letters received by the Secretary and Trustees of the Mico Charity from the superintendents and teachers of the schools that the Charity had established in the West Indies in order to educate the ex-slaves and their children in that period of apprenticeship that served as a preliminary to their complete emancipation.

The volumes numbered E1 / 1-11, 14 are composed entirely of letters, each island having a volume to itself except for Jamaica and the Caymanas, which, being under the same superintendent, share the first two volumes. E1 / 12 is composed of letters and government papers, and E1 / 13 of superintendents' reports.

These papers date from 1835 to 1842, though the establishment of schools in some of the islands was earlier than that in others. These papers are complete in themselves and in good repair; though the volumes are not indexed their field is so limited that they may be consulted as they stand.


Jamaica and Caymanas (I)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E1 / 1
1835-1839
Extent: 1 volume

Jamaica and Caymanas (II)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E1 / 2
1839-1842
Extent: 1 volume

Barbados
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E1 / 3
1836-1842
Extent: 1 volume

Trinidad
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E1 / 4
1836-1842
Extent: 1 volume

Bahamas
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E1 / 5
1837-1842
Extent: 1 volume

Antigua and Montserrat
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E1 / 6
1838-1842
Extent: 1 volume

British Guiana
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E1 / 7
1838-1842
Extent: 1 volume

St. Lucia
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E1 / 8
1838-1842
Extent: 1 volume

St. Vincent
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E1 / 9
1838-1842
Extent: 1 volume

Tobago
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E1 / 10
1838-1842
Extent: 1 volume

Dominica
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E1 / 11
1839-1842
Extent: 1 volume

Grenada
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E1 / 14
1838-1842
Extent: 1 volume

Government papers and letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E1 / 12
1835-1837
Extent: 1 volume

Superintendents' reports
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E1 / 13
1835-1842
Extent: 1 volume

A.5.2   Minute books of the Committee on Slavery, the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, and the General Anti-Slavery Convention of 1840; Memorials and Petitions, 1823-1935


Scope and Content:

Minute books of the Committee on Slavery and of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society covering the period from 1 January 1823 to 7 March 1935 (E2 / 1-17), followed by three volumes consisting of the minutes of the 1840 General Anti-Slavery Convention (E2 / 18) and "Memorials and Petitions" (E2 / 19-20). These last three volumes have been included in the same numbering since they are obviously closely connected with this general series of minute books. Any further minute books coming from the offices of the Anti-Slavery Society should be added to this group and numbered accordingly.


Minute book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 1
31 Jan 1823-9 Feb 1825
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 2
15 Feb 1825-16 Dec 1828
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 3
20 Jan 1829-5 Dec 1832
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 4
9 Jan 1833-20 Jan 1836
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 5
20 Jan 1836-12 Mar 1839
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book (I)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 6
27 Feb 1839-7 Oct 1842
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book (II)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 7
28 Oct 1842-29 Oct 1847
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book (III)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 8
19 Nov 1847-6 Jan 1860
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book (IV)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 9
2 Mar 1860-6 Dec 1872
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book (V)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 10
6 Jan 1873-3 Dec 1886
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book (VI)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 11
7 Jan 1887-4 Oct 1901
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book (VII)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 12
1 Nov 1901-3 Nov 1911
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book (VIII)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 13
1 Dec 1911-5 Nov 1915
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book (IX)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 14
3 Dec 1915-1 Jul 1920
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book (X)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 15
5 Aug 1920-7 Jan 1926
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book (XI)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 16
4 Feb 1926-20 Apr 1931
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book (XII)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 17
7 May 1931-7 Mar 1935
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book of the 1840 General Anti-Slavery Convention
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 18
1840
Extent: 1 volume

Memorials and Petitions
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 19
Nov 1839-Oct 1843
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:

Letter-book containing copies of addresses, memorials and petitions sent by the Society, with some replies. Includes the following items relating to America:

  • (pp. 1-3) "Case of the Amistad", Nov 1839
  • (pp. 4-11) "Texas" (British policy and the recognition of), Dec 1840
  • (pp. 26-30) "On the Condition of the Coloured Population of Upper Canada: On British subjects held in Slavery in Foreign Countries: On Liberated Africans in Cuba, Brazil and Surinam; and on the Rights of Slaves illicitly introduced into those", Mar 1841
  • pp. 73-74) address to John Quincy Adams, Oct 1841
  • (pp. 76-82) "The Amistad Captives", Dec 1841
  • (pp. 82-85) "Case of the Creole Negroes", Feb 1842
  • (pp. 135-138) "Queries relating to slavery in the United States", Sep 1842
  • (pp. 159-160) Webster-Ashburton Treaty, Oct-Nov 1842
  • (pp. 165) Webster-Ashburton Treaty, Nov 1842
  • (pp. 188-193) Webster-Ashburton Treaty, Feb 1843
  • (pp. 194-203) "On the Colored Population in [Upper] Canada", Feb 1843
  • (pp. 204) Webster-Ashburton Treaty, [Feb/Mar] 1843
  • (pp. 212-216) Webster-Ashburton Treaty, Jul 1843
  • (pp. 217-221) Canada and the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, Sep 1843
  • (pp. 222-226) address to General Santa-Anna, Oct 1843
  • (pp. 227-231) "Texas" (address to President Sam Houston), Oct 1843
  • (pp. 234-236) Webster-Ashburton Treaty, Oct 1843

Memorials and Petitions
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 20
28 Oct 1843-7 Dec 1853
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:

Letter-book containing copies of addresses, memorials and petitions sent by the Society, with some replies. Includes the following items relating to America:

  • (pp. 13-14) Webster-Ashburton Treaty and the Nassau Fugitives, Dec 1843
  • (pp. 23-26) Webster-Ashburton Treaty and the Nassau Fugitives, Dec 1843
  • (pp. 40-43) Canada and the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, Dec 1843
  • (pp. 44-47) Thomas Clarkson on American anti-slavery policy, Jan 1844
  • (pp. 99-100) emancipation of slaves by Rev. Dr. Brisbane, a Minister in South Carolina, Jun 1844
  • (pp. 101-103) emancipation of slaves by Cassius M. Clay, Kentucky, Jun 1844
  • (pp. 129-132) imprisonment of American abolitionists, Oct 1844
  • (pp. 228-230) imprisonment of American abolitionists, Feb 1845
  • (pp. 273-275) letter to the Rev. A. A. Phelps of New York discussing anti-slavery developments, Dec 1845
  • (pp. 307-310) exclusion of American slaveholders from the proposed Evangelical Alliance, Feb 1846
  • (pp. 311-326) address to the Free Church of Scotland on American slavery, May 1846
  • (unnumbered pp.) "Treatment of British Colored Subjects in the United States - Fugitives in Canada", Dec 1850
  • (unnumbered pp.) proposed plan for the "Immigration of the Free People of Color from the United States to the West Indies", undated

A.5.3   Letter-books of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1869-1911


Scope and Content:

Ten volumes of "out" letters from 1869 to 1899. There is an index in each volume of the names of recipients, but the letters themselves are generally very difficult to read.


Letter-book (with index)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E3 / 1
30 Mar 1869-24 Oct 1874
Extent: 1 volume

Letter-book (with index)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E3 / 2
19 May 1870-1 May 1872
Extent: 1 volume

Letter-book (with index)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E3 / 3
6 Oct 1873-26 Aug 1874
Extent: 1 volume

Letter-book (with index)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E3 / 4
28 Sep 1874-28 Dec 1886
Extent: 1 volume

Letter-book (with index)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E3 / 5
25 Jun 1879-13 Apr 1886
Extent: 1 volume

Letter-book (with index)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E3 / 6
4 Jan 1884-26 Mar 1891
Extent: 1 volume

Letter-book (with index)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E3 / 7
2 Apr 1886-19 Apr 1894
Extent: 1 volume

Letter-book (with index)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E3 / 8
3 Jan 1887-18 Jul 1895
Extent: 1 volume

Letter-book (with index)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E3 / 9
28 Jun 1894-30 Jan 1911
Extent: 1 volume

Letter-book (with index)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E3 / 10
23 Jul 1895-30 Jun 1899
Extent: 1 volume

A.5.4   Account books, cash-books and ledgers of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society and the Aborigines Protection Society, 1846-1941


Scope and Content:

There are twenty-three books in this group numbered E4 / 1-23. Apart from two early British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society account books, dated 1846-1850 and 1866-1868, the bulk of this group belongs to the years 1898-1941. Before 1909 they all belong to the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society except for one Aborigines Protection Society cash-book (E4 / 6) which was begun in 1907 and continued after the amalgamation of the two societies. This shows that the full account books of that Society were destroyed at the same time as all but one of its minute books.


Secretary's account book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 1
Aug 1846-May 1850
Extent: 1 volume

Account book of subscriptions
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 2
Apr 1866-Aug 1868
Extent: 1 volume

Ledger (with index)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 3
6 Feb 1899-31 Dec 1909
Extent: 1 volume

Cash-book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 4
1 Jan 1898-30 Apr 1906
Extent: 1 volume

Cash-book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 5
1 May 1906-27 Jun 1909
Extent: 1 volume

Cash-book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 6
2 Jan 1907-27 Feb 1913
Extent: 1 volume

Cash-book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 7
1 Mar 1913-11 Apr 1917
Extent: 1 volume

Cash-book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 8
12 Apr 1917-31 Dec 1920
Extent: 1 volume

Ledger (with index)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 9
31 Dec 1910-31 Jul 1918
Extent: 1 volume

Ledger (with index)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 10
31 Mar 1918-31 Mar 1931
Extent: 1 volume

Cash-book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 11
1 Feb 1921-1 Jun 1927
Extent: 1 volume

Cash-book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 12
1 Jan 1921-31 Oct 1922
Extent: 1 volume

Cash-book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 13
1 Nov 1922-30 Aug 1926
Extent: 1 volume

Cash-book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 14
1 Sep 1926-1 Oct 1929
Extent: 1 volume

Cash-book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 15
1 Jul 1927-2 Jan 1936
Extent: 1 volume

Cash-book (and loose papers)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 16
1 Nov 1929-8 Apr 1932
Extent: 1 volume

Cash-book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 17
1 Apr 1932-31 Dec 1934
Extent: 1 volume

Cash-book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 18
1 Apr 1932-27 Feb 1935
Extent: 1 volume

Ledger (indexed)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 19
30 Apr 1932-31 Dec 1934
Extent: 1 volume

Cash-book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 20
1 Mar 1934-1 Jan 1935
Extent: 1 volume

Cash-book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 21
1 Mar 1935-22 Oct 1937
Extent: 1 volume

Cash-book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 22
1 Oct 1937-30 Mar 1940
Extent: 1 volume

Cash-book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 23
1 Feb 1938-31 Mar 1941
Extent: 1 volume

A.5.5   Miscellaneous papers, 1826-1909, 2000


Scope and Content:
Rough minutes of meetings of the Anti-Slavery Society (no cover)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E5 / 1
7 Jun 1826-27 Nov 1827
Extent: 1 volume

Rough minutes of meetings of the Anti-Slavery Society (no cover)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E5 / 2
25 May 1830-4 Jan 1832
Extent: 1 volume

Rough minutes of meetings of the Anti-Slavery Society (no cover)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E5 / 3
4 Jan 1832-16 Jul 1833
Extent: 1 volume

Rough minutes of meetings of the Anti-Slavery Society (no cover)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E5 / 4
17 Jul 1833-24 Apr 1835
Extent: 1 volume

Register of attendances of the Anti-Slavery Society Committee
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E5 / 5
1858-1897
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book of the Jamaica Committee and the Parliamentary Committee on the Eastern Question
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E5 / 6
1865-1872
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:

Minutes of meetings of the Jamaica Committee (19 Dec 1865-5 Apr 1872) and of the Parliamentary Committee on the Eastern Question (17 Nov 1876-7 Dec 1876).


"Minute books and various papers sent by Miss Catharine Impey from The Society for the Recognition of the Brotherhood of Man"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E5 / 7-8
1893-1895
Extent: 2 volumes

Biographical History:

Catharine Impey was Secretary of the West of England ("Somersetshire") branch of The Society for the Recognition of the Brotherhood of Man and Editor of the Society's journal, Anti-Caste.


Scope and Content:

The volumes contain minutes of meetings of the West of England branch, Mar 1894-Jan 1895, but also include correspondence, circular letters, pamphlets and the following issues of the Society's journal (Anti-Caste, later Fraternity, later Bond of Brotherhood):


Scope and Content:
  • Anti-Caste, Volume VI, Numbers 1, 3-6, Jan-Jun 1893 (3 items)
  • Fraternity, Volume I, Numbers 1-15, Jul 1893-Sep 1894 (15 items)
  • Bond of Brotherhood, Numbers 1-5, Nov 1894-Mar 1895 (5 items)

Notebook of Frederick Tuckett (a Committee Member of the Aborigines Protection Society between 1850 and 1855)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E5 / 9
1865
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book of the Aborigines Protection Society
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E5 / 10
Jan 1902-Jun 1909
Extent: 1 volume
Note: See E5 /11a for a précis of the minutes, compiled by Dr. H. C. Swaisland, September 2000.

Minute book of the Aborigines Protection Society
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E5 / 11
Jul 1848-Aug 1879
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

This minute book is extremely fragile and therefore the précis (E5 / 11a), compiled by Dr H.C. Swaisland in September 2000, should be consulted in the first instance.


Précis of the minute books of the Aborigines Protection Society, 1848-1879, 1902-1909, compiled by Dr. H. C. Swaisland
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E5 / 11a
Sep 2000
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Précis of the minute books E5 / 10 and E5 / 11.

A.6   Receipt files, counterfoil books, paying-in books, cheque-books and balance sheets, [1800-1830], 1919-1941


Scope and Content:

The sixth section of the Anti-Slavery Papers is composed of receipt files (1920-1941); receipt counterfoil books (1925-1941); paying-in books for the current account (1925-1940), the Centenary Fund (1933-1935) and the China Account (1933-1938); cheque-books and balance sheets (1924-1940), and a bundle of early nineteenth century miscellaneous cheques.

A.6.1   Receipt files of the Anti-Slavery Society, 1920-1941


Receipt file
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F1 / 1
1 Apr 1920-31 Mar 1921
Extent: 1 file

Receipt file
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F1 / 2
1 Apr 1921-31 Mar 1922
Extent: 1 file

Receipt file
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F1 / 3
1 Apr 1922-31 Mar 1923
Extent: 1 file

Receipt file
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F1 / 4
1 Apr 1923-31 Mar 1924
Extent: 1 file

Receipt file
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F1 / 5
1 Apr 1924-31 Mar 1925
Extent: 1 file

Receipt file
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F1 / 6
1 Apr 1925-31 Mar 1926
Extent: 1 file

Receipt file
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F1 / 7
1 Apr 1926-31 Mar 1927
Extent: 1 file

Receipt file
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F1 / 8
1 Apr 1927-31 Mar 1928
Extent: 1 file

Receipt file
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F1 / 9
1 Apr 1928-31 Mar 1929
Extent: 1 file

Receipt file
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F1 / 10
1 Apr 1929-31 Mar 1930
Extent: 1 file

Receipt file
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F1 / 11
24 Jun 1930-11 Feb 1932
Extent: 1 file

Receipt file
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F1 / 12
2 Apr 1931-30 Mar 1932
Extent: 1 file

Receipt file
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F1 / 13
28 Aug 1931-22 Mar 1933
Extent: 1 file

Receipt file
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F1 / 14
15 Feb 1934-18 Dec 1934
Extent: 1 file

Receipt file
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F1 / 15
28 Mar 1934-29 Mar 1935
Extent: 1 file

Receipt file
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F1 / 16
2 Apr 1935-26 Mar 1936
Extent: 1 file

Receipt file
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F1 / 17
13 Apr 1938-22 Mar 1939
Extent: 1 file

Receipt file
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F1 / 18
20 Apr 1939-28 Mar 1940
Extent: 1 file

Receipt file
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F1 / 19
11 Apr 1940-17 Mar 1941
Extent: 1 file

A.6.2   Receipt counterfoil books, 1925-1941


Receipt counterfoil books
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F2 / 1
1925-1935
Extent: 25 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (item 1) Feb 1925-May 1925
  • (item 2) Oct 1925-Mar 1926
  • (item 3) Mar 1926-Aug 1926
  • (item 4) Nov 1926-Mar 1927
  • (item 5) Mar 1927-Jul 1927
  • (item 6) Jul 1927-Nov 1927
  • (item 7) Nov 1927-Mar 1928
  • (item 8) Aug 1929-Dec 1929
  • (item 9) Dec 1929-Mar 1930
  • (item 10) Mar 1930-Jul 1930
  • (item 11) Jul 1930-Oct 1930
  • (item 12) Oct 1930-Jan 1931
  • (item 13) Jan 1931-Mar 1931
  • (item 14) Feb 1932-Mar 1932
  • (item 15) May 1932-Nov 1932
  • (item 16) Nov 1932-Jan 1933
  • (item 17) Jan 1933-Mar 1933
  • (item 18) Mar 1934-Apr 1934
  • (item 19) Apr 1934-Jul 1934
  • (item 20) Jul 1934-Oct 1934
  • (item 21) Oct 1934-Jan 1935
  • (item 22) Jan 1935-Mar 1935
  • (item 23) Mar 1935-May 1935
  • (item 24) May 1935-Aug 1935
  • (item 25) Aug 1935-Dec 1935

Receipt counterfoil books
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F2 / 2 (items 1-12)
1938-1941
Extent: 12 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (item 1) Mar 1938-Jun 1938
  • (item 2) Jun 1938-Oct 1938
  • (item 3) Oct 1938-Jan 1939
  • (item 4) Jan 1939-Mar 1939
  • (item 5) Mar 1939-Apr 1939
  • (item 6) Apr 1939-Aug 1939
  • (item 7) Aug 1939-Jan 1940
  • (item 8) Jan 1940-Mar 1940
  • (item 9) Mar 1940-May 1940
  • (item 10) May 1940-Oct 1940
  • (item 11) Oct 1940-Jan 1941
  • (item 12) Jan 1941-Mar 1941

A.6.3   Paying-in books, 1925-1940


Paying-in books (current accounts)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F2 / 2 (items 13-23)
1925-1940
Extent: 11 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (item 13) Mar 1925-Mar 1927
  • (item 14) Mar 1927-Jan 1928
  • (item 15) Jan 1928-May 1929
  • (item 16) Jun 1929-Feb 1930
  • (item 17) Oct 1931-Dec 1932
  • (item 18) May 1931-Jan 1933
  • (item 19) Feb 1933-Aug 1934
  • (item 20) Aug 1934-Mar 1936
  • (item 21) Apr 1936-May 1938
  • (item 22) May 1938-Aug 1939
  • (item 23) Sep 1939-Aug 1940

Paying-in books (Centenary Fund)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F2 / 2 (items 24-25)
1933-1935
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (item 24) Jul 1933-Jul 1934
  • (item 25) Jul 1934-Jul 1935

Paying-in books (China Account)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F2 / 2 (items 26-27)
1933-1938
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (item 26) Jul 1933-Jan 1935
  • (item 27) Mar 1935-Dec 1938

A.6.4   Cheque books and balance sheets, [1800-1830], 1919-1940


Cheque books and balance sheets
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F2 / 3
1924-1935
Extent: 1 box (10 items)

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (item 1) Mar 1924-May 1925
  • (item 2) May 1925-Jun 1926
  • (item 3) Jun 1926-Jul 1927
  • (item 4) Jun 1928-Jul 1929
  • (item 5) Jul 1929-Jun 1930
  • (item 6) Feb 1931-Jul 1932
  • (item 7) Nov 1931-Jul 1932
  • (item 8) Jul 1932-Dec 1932
  • (item 9) Dec 1933-Jun 1934
  • (item 10) Jun 1934-Feb 1935

Cheque books and balance sheet
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F2 / 4
[1800-1830], 1919, 1934-1940
Extent: 1 box (10 items)

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (item 1) cheque book, Mar 1935-Jan 1936
  • (item 2) cheque book, Jan 1938-Nov 1938
  • (item 3) cheque book, Nov 1938-Jan 1940
  • (item 4) cheque book, Nov 1939-Dec 1940
  • (item 5) bundle of miscellaneous cheques, early 19th century
  • (item 6) miscellaneous cheques, 1919
  • (item 7) balance sheets, Barclay's Bank, Apr 1934-Jan 1935
  • (item 8) balance sheets, Barclay's Bank, Apr 1934-Mar Mar
  • (item 9) balance sheets, Barclay's Bank, Apr 1937-Mar 1939
  • (item 10) balance sheets, Barclay's Bank, Mar 1939-Mar 1940

A.7   Territorial files, 1757-1934


Scope and Content:

This section of the Anti-Slavery Papers is a collection of papers covering both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to 1941 and arranged according to the territory to which each group of papers refers, or, in a few cases, to the subject matter. Papers dealing with a specific place or subject were placed in a soft file and numbered. The papers within each file have, as far as possible, been arranged in chronological order.

This section falls into two parts. The first part contains nineteenth century papers, numbered G1-G122 and arranged in the following manner:- papers concerned with Africa (G1-G35), the British possessions being listed first; those concerned with America (G36-G88), beginning with British Central America and the West Indies (G36-G78) and followed by South America (G79-G82) and North America (G83-G88); papers dealing with Asia and the Far East (G89-G96); those about Australasia (G97-G101), and those dealing with European matters (G102-G109). Finally there are two groups of nineteenth century papers arranged according to subject matter rather than territory. Of these G114-G118 is concerned with the various nineteenth century conferences and congresses on slavery and therefore closely connected with the volumes at the end of the Anti-Slavery Society's minute books (E2 / 18-20); they are followed by four files of miscellaneous nineteenth century papers.

The number of twentieth century files (the second part of this section) is much greater, but the arrangement according to continents is the same:- Africa (G123-G287), America (G288-G348), Asia and the Far East (G349-G373), Australasia (G374-G399), Europe (G400-G408); these are followed by other twentieth century papers arranged according to subject matter (G409-G422), papers dealing with conferences and congresses (G423-G443), others dealing with the activities of the League of Nations (G444-G481), and miscellanea (G482-G494A).

When a box contains both Anti-Slavery Society and Aborigines Protection Society papers they are divided into files labelled 'A' for the former and 'B' for the latter.

A.7.1   Territorial files (nineteenth century), 1757-1934

A.7.1.a   Africa, [1823]-1924


Africa (general)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G1
1834-1895
Extent: 7 files

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from 4th Earl Grey. Subjects discussed include emigration, Brussels Conference, Congo Free State, drink and arms traffic, Imperial impact, Rhodesia, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zululand.


British East Africa and the Red Sea
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G2
[1871]-1904
Extent: 2 files

British East Africa (Pemba, Zanzibar)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G3
[1857]-1890
Extent: 1 file

British East Africa (Uganda)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G4
1886-1910
Extent: 1 file

British East Africa (Imperial British East Africa Company, including letters to Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton (junior))
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G5
1877-1897
Extent: 2 files

British East Africa (East African Scottish Mission)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G6
1891-1899
Extent: 1 file

British East Africa (slave-trade letters, including letters from Sir John Kirk and Donald Mackenzie)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G7
1867-1895, 1924
Extent: 5 files

British South Africa (Bechuanaland)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G8
1871-1897
Extent: 1 file

British South Africa (Cape Province, Natal, Orange Free State)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G9
1839-1892
Extent: 2 files

British South Africa (Amatongaland, Basutoland, Griqualand, Kaffirs, Pondoland, Boers)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G10
1832-1899
Extent: 8 files

British South Africa (Swaziland)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G11
1888-1891
Extent: 2 files

Scope and Content:

Includes papers concerning Gootoo and Inyokwana, two Swazi boys at the Stanley Exhibition.


British South Africa (Barotseland, Basutoland, Cape Province, Matabeleland, Natal, Transvaal, Zululand, Bishop Colenso, Cetewayo)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G12
1864-[1910]
Extent: 9 files (2 boxes)

Scope and Content:

Box 1 contains the papers relating to Barotseland, Basutoland, Cape Province, Matabeleland, Natal and the Transvaal (1864-[1910]). Box 2 contains the papers relating to Zululand (1878-1893).


British South Africa (Amatongaland, Basutoland, Bechuanaland, Cape Province, Damaraland, Matabeleland, Natal, Nyassa Land, Transvaal, South Africa general)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G13
1834-1893
Extent: 10 files

Scope and Content:

Subjects discussed include arms trade, Boer slavery, Samuel Moroka's case (Basutoland), and the "Matabele Breakfast" list.


British South East Africa (Nyasaland and the Blantyre Mission)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G14
1880
Extent: 1 file

British South West Africa (Namaqualand)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G15
1880
Extent: 1 file

British West Africa (Gambia)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G16
1829, 1866-1894
Extent: 3 files

British West Africa (Gold Coast)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G17
[1862]-1895
Extent: 3 files

British West Africa (Nigeria)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G18
1840-1914
Extent: 3 files

British West Africa (Sierra Leone)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G19
[1854]-1907
Extent: 3 files

British West Africa (West Coast, Fernando Po)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G20
1841-1842, 1871-1895
Extent: 2 files

East Africa (Mozambique, East Coast)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G21
1869-1896
Extent: 1 file

North Africa (general)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G22
[1853]-1891
Extent: 1 file

North Africa (Abyssinia)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G23
1873-1889
Extent: 2 files

North Africa (Algeria)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G24
[1865-1869]
Extent: 1 file

North Africa (Egypt)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G25
1841, 1873-1893
Extent: 1 file

North Africa (Egypt: Cairo Home for Freed Women Slaves)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G26
1886-1906, 1912
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, reports and statements of accounts relating to the Cairo Home for Freed Women Slaves, including letters from Lord Cromer. With one copy letter, dated 15 Feb 1912, from Lord Cromer to Buxton discussing John Harris's report on the Congo.


North Africa (Libya)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G27
1842-1843, 1892
Extent: 1 file

North Africa (Morocco)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G28
1843-1906
Extent: 2 files

North Africa (Sudan)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G29
1875-1895
Extent: 2 files

North Africa (Suez)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G30
1840, 1874-1897
Extent: 1 file

North Africa (Tunisia)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G31
1843-1847
Extent: 1 file

West Africa (Congo)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G32
1884-1890
Extent: 1 file

West Africa (Liberia)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G33
1833-1848, 1862
Extent: 2 files

Madagascar
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G34
1841-1893
Extent: 2 files

Mauritius
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G35
[1823]-1845, 1873-1886
Extent: 4 files

A.7.1.b   British Central America and the West Indies, 1795-1931


British Guiana (apprenticeship system)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G36
1835-1847
Extent: 1 file

British Guiana
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G37
1835-1850
Extent: 1 file

British Guiana
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G38
1834-1892
Extent: 2 files

British West Indies (apprenticeship system, including analyses of the laws regulating it)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G39
1833-[1840], 1892
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (apprenticeship system, including interrogatories)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G40
1836-1842
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (apprenticeship system)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G41
1834-1837
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (apprenticeship system, particularly the living and working conditions of the apprentices)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G42
1833-1849
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (apprenticeship system, particularly relating to trials of persons abusing the system)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G43
1832-1886
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (general)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G44
1795-1839
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (general)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G45
1840-1896, 1931
Extent: 2 files

British West Indies (memorials, petitions and general material)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G46
[1833-1864]
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (letters and other papers of Dr. R. R. Madden)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G47
1834-1844
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (Joseph Sturge's journal of his visit)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G48
1837
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (manuscript of satire entitled "Lady Albion's Carribean University: A Tale of the Circumlocution Office")
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G49
undated (19th century)
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (Anguilla)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G50
1890-1893
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (Antigua, apprenticeship system)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G51
1833-1842
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (Antigua, general)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G52
1833-1880
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (Bahamas, New Providence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G53
1870-1891
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (Barbados)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G54
1839-1889
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (Dominica, apprenticeship system)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G55
1834-1859
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (Dominica, general)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G56
[1829]-1883
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (Grand Cayman, Turks & Caicos)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G57
1849
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (Grenada)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G58
1843-1883
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (Jamaica, apprenticeship system)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G59
1816-1842
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (Jamaica, apprenticeship system, analyses of acts, interrogatories on the working of the system and other related papers and letters)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G60
1834-1891
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (Jamaica)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G61
1823-1841
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (Jamaica)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G62
1840-1857
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (Jamaica)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G63
1850-1859
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (Jamaica)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G64
1865-1869
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (Jamaica)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G65
1870-1879
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (Jamaica)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G66
1880-1896
Extent: 2 files

British West Indies (Montserrat)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G67
1848-1858, 1873-1875
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (Nevis)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G68
1849
Extent: 1 file (1 item)

British West Indies (mainly relating to apprenticeship system on St. Kitts/St. Christopher)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G69
1835-1842
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (St. Kitts/St. Christopher)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G70
1834-[1869]
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (St. Lucia)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G71
1838-1843, 1870-1888
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (St. Vincent)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G72
1850-1882
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (Tobago)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G73
[1858]-1890
Extent: 2 files

British West Indies (Trinidad, apprenticeship system)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G74
1835-1842
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (Trinidad)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G75
1835-1892
Extent: 2 files

British West Indies (miscellanea)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G76
1826-1886, 1924
Extent: 2 files

West Indies (Cuba)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G77
1826, 1841-1843
Extent: 1 file

West Indies (Cuba)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G78
1841-1886
Extent: 1 file

West Indies (Haiti)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G78 (X)
[1833-1848]
Extent: 1 file

West Indies (Dutch and French West Indies, South America)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G78 (Y)
1840-1858
Extent: 1 file

A.7.1.c   South America, 1828, 1840-1913


Brazil
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G79
1840-1883
Extent: 1 file

Brazil
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G80
[1867]-1900
Extent: 2 files

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from Joaquim Nabuco, 1880-1900, mainly to Charles Allen.

Note: See also C98 (items 1-3) for letters from Joaquim Nabuco to Edward Sturge, 1882.

Colombia
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G81
1828
Extent: 1 file (1 item)

Peru
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G82
[1870]-1881, 1913
Extent: 2 files

A.7.1.d   North America, 1757, 1837-1897


Canada
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G83
1838-1887
Extent: 2 files

United States of America
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G84
1757, 1837-1853
Extent: 1 file

United States of America
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G85
1853-1897
Extent: 1 file

Texas
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G86
1839-1852
Extent: 1 file

British and Foreign Freedmen's Aid Society
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G87
1865-1867, 1883-1896
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Mainly papers of the Birmingham and Midland Freedmen's Aid Association covering the period 1865 to 1867. The file also includes some miscellaneous items (listed below) which appear to have been misfiled:

  • three postcards from "CHA" [Charles H. Allen] to J. Eastoe Teall, 1883, 1889
  • letter from M. A. Marriage Allen, widow of Richard Allen, with details of her husband's memoir and asking if it could be reviewed for the Antislavery Reporter, 1886
  • letter from the Chairman of the Balloon Society to the Committee of the Aborigines' Protection Society about the death of F. W. Chesson, 1888
  • two letters from Arthur Albright to Mr. Allen, 1896

British and Foreign Freedmen's Aid Society
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G88
1863-1869
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Mainly papers of the Birmingham and Midland Freedmen's Aid Association.

A.7.1.e   Asia and the Far East, 1815-1934


China
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G89
1869-1878, 1930, 1934
Extent: 2 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file A) China
  • (file B) Hong Kong

East Indies
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G90
1840-1845, 1883-[1889]
Extent: 3 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) East Indies
  • (file 2) Siam
  • (file 3) France in East Asia
Note: Papers on Surinam, originally in G90, are now in G78 (Y).

India and Ceylon
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G91
1838-1853, 1880
Extent: 1 file

India and Ceylon
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G92
1838-[1847], 1872-1899
Extent: 2 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file A) India, Ceylon
  • (file B) India, Ceylon, Afghanistan

Malaya, Singapore and North Borneo
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G93
[1860-1890]
Extent: 1 file

Persia
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G94
1815, 1822, 1867, 1873
Extent: 1 file

Saudi Arabia
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G95
1874, 1890-1895 and notes undated
Extent: 1 file

Turkey and Bulgaria
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G96
[1870-1890]
Extent: 1 file

A.7.1.f   Australasia, 1845-1913


Australia
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G97
1845, 1866-1894
Extent: 2 files

New Zealand
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G98
1864-1883
Extent: 2 files

Scope and Content:

Including letters relating to the first deputation of Maori chiefs to England in 1882.


New Zealand
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G99
1845, 1883-1913
Extent: 2 files

Scope and Content:

Including letters relating to the second deputation of Maori chiefs to England in 1884.


Fiji
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G100
1870-1888, 1895
Extent: 3 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) Pacific Islands (Futuna, Solomon, Tanna, Tonga)
  • (file 2) New Guinea and Samoa
  • (file 3) Fiji

Polynesia
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G101
1868-1893
Extent: 4 files

A.7.1.g   Europe, [1832]-1910


Belgium
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G102
1876, 1890
Extent: 1 file

France
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G103
1839-1858, 1898-1910
Extent: 1 file

Holland and Dutch Guiana
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G104
1845, 1855-[1859]
Extent: 1 file

Italy
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G105
1899-1909
Extent: 1 file

Portugal
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G106
[1832]-1874, 1892
Extent: 1 file

Russia
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G107
1858
Extent: 1 file (1 item)

Spain
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G108
1849, 1861-1893
Extent: 1 file

Sweden
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G109
1844
Extent: 1 file (1 item)

A.7.1.h   Other papers, [1807]-1910


Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 3rd Baronet
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G110
1845, 1877-1910
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Miscellaneous papers including letters from

  • Edward Hutchinson about his resignation from the Church Missionary Society, 1881
  • [John Bradford Whiting] about the appointment of bishops in the Niger as successors to Bishop Crowther, 1892
  • Edward Wingfield to Arthur H. Loring enclosing a return showing the number of European officers employed in West Africa (Gambia, Sierra Leone, Gold Coast, Lagos) during 1881-1890 and how many of them died, were "invalided out of the service" or "retired for other reasons than illness", 1892
  • Arthur H. Loring with brief comments on the situation in Constantinople and the "re-appearance of 'Noll' P. J. Tynan of Phoenix Park murder notoriety", 1896

and

  • a press cutting about the late Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1st Baronet, 1845
  • a printed circular about the Royal Geographical Society's African Exploration Fund, 1877
  • a printed circular being an 'Extract of Correspondence between the African Lakes Company (Limited) and the Marquis of Salisbury respecting the Free Navigation of the Zambesi, etc., and Extract from Report of Statement made by Sir James Fergusson in the House of Commons', 1888
  • minutes of a special meeting of the Finance Sub-Committee of The Missions to Seamen, 18 Jan 1910

Madame Caroline Legrand
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G111
1855-1888
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence of Caroline Legrand with printed circular about her life.


Chief Moshesh
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G112
1845-1851
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence of Chief Moshesh, mainly with Major H. D. (Henry Douglas) Warden, British Resident of the Orange River Sovereignty. These are mainly copies on which have been written "private notes" commenting on the contents.


Slave trade (letters and papers)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G113
[1807]-1818, 1833-1849, 1870-1896
Extent: 1 file

A.7.1.i   Conferences, congresses and conventions, 1839-1890


General Anti-Slavery Conventions, London, 1840 and 1843
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G114
1839-1843
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

The papers mainly relate to the Convention held in 1840.


General Anti-Slavery Convention, London, 1840 (accounts of proceedings)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G115
1840
Extent: 1 file

Paris Anti-Slavery Conference, 1842 (correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G116
1842
Extent: 1 file

Brussels Conference, 1889-1890 (press cuttings and printed papers)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G117
1886, 1889-1890
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Mainly press cuttings dated 1889. The item dated 1886 is a photograph signed "As a remembrance to the Peace Congress 1896. [Berta Katschey]".


Slavery in Africa (printed papers)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G118
19th century
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Six cuttings from The Quarterly Review and The Edinburgh Review (some incomplete), Jan 1866-Jan 1878, and six British Government Command Papers. The Command Papers comprise:

(part A)

  • General Act of the Conference of Berlin, C-4739, Africa No. 3 (1886)
  • Paper respecting the Traffic in Slaves in Zanzibar, C-7035, Africa No. 6 (1893)
  • Correspondence Respecting the Status of Slavery in East Africa and the Islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, C-9502, Africa No. 8 (1899)
  • Correspondence respecting Slavery and the Slave Trade in East Africa and the Islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, Cd. 593, Africa No. 4 (1901)

(part B)

  • Report on the Administration of the Niger Coast Protectorate, August 1891 to August 1894, C-7596, Africa No. 1 (1895)
  • Preliminary Report by Her Majesty's Special Commissioner on the Protectorate of Uganda, Cd. 256, Africa No. 6 (1900)

A.7.1.j   Miscellanea, [1780], 1822-1916, 1927, 1933


Accounts, balance sheets and unidentifiable fragments
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G119
1828-1916, 1927
Extent: 2 boxes

Scope and Content:

The boxes also includes miscellaneous letters, committee resolution, circulars, memorials and petitions.


Miscellaneous letters and papers
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G120
[1780], 1822-1915, 1933
Extent: 1 box, 1 file

Miscellaneous papers
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G121
19th century
Extent: 2 files

Miscellanea
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G122
19th century
Extent: 1 box

A.7.2   Territorial files (twentieth century), 1887-1944

A.7.2.a   Africa, 1905-1937


Africa general (land tenure)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G123
1920-1922
Extent: 1 file

Distressed natives of Africa in Europe (George Ingweni Wilson - Basuto stranded in England)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G124
Mar-Apr 1912
Extent: 1 file

Distressed natives of Africa in Europe (ill treatment of Bushman performing in "The Wild Dancing Bushman")
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G125
1914-1915
Extent: 1 file

Distressed natives of Africa in Europe (Kaffir singing troupe)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G126
1910-1911
Extent: 1 file

Distressed natives of Africa in Europe (general file)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G127
1905, 1910-1914
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Includes four letters from Emma and Aimee Tourgée relating to Albion W. Tourgée and a notebook containing a handwritten copy of "An Intimate View of the late Albion W. Tourgée" by William H. Busbey


Africa (native races and peace terms)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G128
1916-1918
Extent: 1 file

Africa (native taxation)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G129
1936-1937
Extent: 1 file

Africa Sub-Committee of the Anti-Slavery Society
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G130
1936-1937
Extent: 1 file

A.7.2.b   British East Africa, 1910-1934


British East Africa protectorate (Masasi tribes)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G131
1913
Extent: 1 file

British East Africa (forced labour)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G132
1914
Extent: 1 file

British East Africa and German East Africa (forced labour, native carriers)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G133
1916-1918
Extent: 1 file

British East Africa and German East Africa (forced labour, native carriers: duplicates)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G134
1916-1918
Extent: 1 file

British East Africa (Indians in)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G135
1921-1924
Extent: 1 file

Kenya (punishment of natives and whites)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G136
1920-1926
Extent: 1 file

Kenya (letters from G. H. Goldfinch)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G137
1923-1925
Extent: 1 file

Uganda (forced labour)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G138
1910
Extent: 1 file

Uganda (Katikiro Sir Apolo Kagwa)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G139
1926
Extent: 1 file

Uganda (constitution)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G140
1928-1929
Extent: 1 file

British East Africa (correspondence about forced labour, land, cotton, trusteeship)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G141
1920-1921
Extent: 1 file

British East Africa (correspondence about forced labour, land, cotton, trusteeship)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G142
1922-1924
Extent: 1 file

British East Africa (correspondence about forced labour, land, cotton, trusteeship)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G143
1924-1927
Extent: 1 file

British East Africa (correspondence about forced labour, land, cotton, trusteeship)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G144
1927-1929
Extent: 1 file

British East Africa (correspondence about forced labour, land, cotton, trusteeship)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G145
1929-1930
Extent: 1 file

British East Africa (correspondence about forced labour, land, cotton, trusteeship)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G146
1930-1931
Extent: 1 file

British East Africa (correspondence about forced labour, land, cotton, trusteeship)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G147
1931-1934
Extent: 1 file

British East Africa (correspondence about sundry other matters)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G148
1919-1920
Extent: 1 file

A.7.2.c   British South Africa, 1887-1944


Basutoland and Barotseland
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G149
1908-1919
Extent: 1 file

Bechuanaland (native case in)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G150
1916
Extent: 1 file

Bechuanaland (native case in)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G151
1930-1933
Extent: 2 files

Bechuanaland (native case in)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G152
1933-1939
Extent: 1 file/box

British South African protectorates (correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G153
1934
Extent: 1 file

British South African protectorates (correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G154
1934-1935
Extent: 1 file

British South African protectorates (correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G155
1935-1937
Extent: 1 file

British South African protectorates (correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G156
1937-1938
Extent: 1 file

British South African protectorates (correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G157
1938-1939
Extent: 1 file

British South African protectorates (memorandum)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G158
1944
Extent: 1 file

Rhodesia (native lands 1)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G159
1913-1916
Extent: 1 file

Rhodesia (native lands 2)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G160
1916-1918
Extent: 1 file

Rhodesia (native lands 3)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G161
1918-1919
Extent: 1 file

Rhodesia (native lands 4)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G162
1919-1920
Extent: 1 file

Rhodesia (correspondence with missionaries)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G163
Aug-Nov 1920
Extent: 1 file

Northern Rhodesia (1)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G164
Aug 1921
Extent: 1 file

Southern Rhodesia (correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G165
1921-1922
Extent: 1 file

Southern Rhodesia (correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G166
1923-1926
Extent: 1 file

Southern Rhodesia (correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G167
1927-1928
Extent: 1 file

Southern Rhodesia (correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G168
1928-1937
Extent: 1 file

Southern Rhodesia (correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G169
1936-1939
Extent: 1 file

Rhodesian Reform Committee
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G170
1915-1921
Extent: 1 file

Rhodesia
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G171
1914, 1920-1923
Extent: 1 file

Rhodesia (general correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G172
1887-1921
Extent: 1 file

Rhodesia (Fingo land file)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G173
1898, 1905-1921
Extent: 1 file

Rhodesia (land rights of the natives)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G174
1919-1920
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Papers relating to appeals to the Prime Minister (Lloyd George) by the National Council of the Evangelical Free Churches and by Members of Parliament.


Rhodesia (letters relating to guarantees and new monies; Case before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council concerning native rights to land in Southern Rhodesia)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G175
1914-1922
Extent: 1 file

Rhodesia (private correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G176
1913-1914
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to Rev. and Mrs. John Harris's visit to South Africa in connection with the forthcoming case before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council concerning native rights to land in Southern Rhodesia.


Rhodesia (official correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G177
1913-1915
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to Rev. and Mrs. John Harris's visit to South Africa in connection with the forthcoming case before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council concerning native rights to land in Southern Rhodesia.


Rhodesia (newspaper cuttings, questions and answers)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G178
1913-1914
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Cuttings from newspapers (mainly from Truth), Feb 1913-Oct 1914, and from Hansard (Questions and Answers in the House of Commons), Jun 1913-Mar 1914.


Rhodesia (Political and other Petitions from the Whites of Rhodesia)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G179
1913-1914
Extent: 1 file

Rhodesia (legal instructions on a native land case)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G180
1914, 1916-1917
Extent: 1 file

Rhodesia (manuscript of Sir John Harris's book Chartered Millions)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G181
[1920]
Extent: 1 file (376 folios)

Rhodesia (photographs to illustrate the above)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G182
[1914-1920]
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Photographs (and cuttings of photographs from journals) of Fiji, Polynesia and West Papua. Also a letter and photographs of J. B. Freshwater (14 Jul 1914). Includes photographs labelled:

  • In Figi: showing curious patterns made by coloured sinnet wound round wood of houses, etc.
  • Polynesian girls making straw hats (Niue)
  • West Papuan making fire
  • Sago making West Papua
  • Woman wearing mourning dress, W. P.
  • Fly River native. The net is worn when mourning for the death of a relative
  • Torres Straits native

Rhodesia (notebooks containing copies of Charles N. B. Venables's correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G183
[1889]-1910
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Notebook containing "correspondence etc. regarding complaints by Mr. C. N. B. Venables of illtreatment of natives by officials of the Native Affairs Department in the Guimbi Sub-district of North Western Rhodesia". With a second notebook containing comments on this correspondence and related notes, 1908-1910.

The file also contains two photographs taken by Enrico Resta, 4 Coburg Place, Bayswater, London. A Directory of London Photographers 1841-1908 by Michael Pritchard lists Resta as being active at Coburg Place from 1889-1896.


Rhodesia
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G184
1908-1913
Extent: 4 files

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (file 1) correspondence of George Graham, 1910-1912
  • (file 2) correspondence of Charles N. B. Venables, 1908-1912
  • (file 3) correspondence of Edgar W. Lloyd, 1911-1913
  • (file 4) correspondence on sleeping sickness, 1912-1913

Rhodesia (letter-book containing copies of John Harris's correspondence with Mr. Morgan)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G185
1914
Extent: 1 file

Swaziland (Aborigines Protection Society papers)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G186
1905-1906
Extent: 1 file

Swaziland (Aborigines Protection Society papers)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G187
1922-1923
Extent: 1 file

Swaziland (Aborigines Protection Society papers)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G188
1938-1939
Extent: 1 file

A.7.2.d   Union of South Africa, 1911-1940


Natal (Miss Colenso)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G189
1911
Extent: 1 file

Natal (Miss Colenso)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G190
1915
Extent: 1 file

Natal (Rev. John L. Dube, Ohlange Institute: files 1 and 1a)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G191
1921-1926
Extent: 2 files

Natal (Rev. John L. Dube, Ohlange Institute: file 2)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G192
1926-1930
Extent: 1 file

Natal (correspondence from Mrs. Wells)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G193
1925
Extent: 1 file

Transvaal (Johannesburg Joint Council of Europeans and Natives: Colour bar, native disturbances, Lobola)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G194
1922-1930
Extent: 1 file

Transvaal (Johannesburg Joint Council of Europeans and Natives: Colour bar, native disturbances, Lobola, Mr. Rheinallt Jones)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G195
1922-1930
Extent: 1 file

Union of South Africa (general)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G196
1930-1938
Extent: 1 file

Union of South Africa (general)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G197
1937-1940
Extent: 1 file

A.7.2.e   South Africa (general), 1900-1929


South Africa (papers of the Aborigines Protection Society)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G198
1900-1906
Extent: 1 file

South Africa (Dutch Reformed Churches Union Act)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G199
1911
Extent: 1 file

South Africa (Dinizulu, General Botha, Mr. W. P. Schreiner, squatters, colour bar, Black Peril, miscellanea)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G200
1910-1912
Extent: 1 file

South African Society
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G201
1913-1914
Extent: 1 file

South African Land Conference
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G202
1916
Extent: 1 file

South African Natives' Land Act
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G203
1913-1917
Extent: 1 file

South African Natives' Land Act
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G204
1913-1917
Extent: 1 file

South Africa (memorial to Prime Minister)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G205
1929
Extent: 1 file

A.7.2.f   South West Africa, 1912


German South West Africa (shooting of British Kaffirs)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G206
1912
Extent: 1 file

A.7.2.g   British West Africa, 1900-1936


Gambia (papers of the Gambia Auxiliary Society)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G207
1910-1912
Extent: 1 file

Gambia (papers of the Bathurst Auxiliary Society)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G208
1917-1928
Extent: 1 file

Gold Coast (decoying natives)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G209
1913-1914
Extent: 1 file

Gold Coast (papers of the Gold Coast Auxiliary Society)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G210
1911-1929
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria, southern (Adeline Warris's complaint)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G211
1904-1920
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria, southern (Lagos church question)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G212
1910-1911
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria, southern (Rev. and Mrs. John Harris's visit to Lagos, May 1911)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G213
1911
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Newspaper cuttings from the Lagos Standard, Lagos Weekly Record, Nigerian Chronicle and Nigerian Times (some duplicates) and a typed extract from a letter from Mr. Lloyd Harrison, 31 May 1911.


Nigeria, northern (E. D. Morel's articles in The Times)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G214
1911
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Newspaper cuttings from The Times comprising Morel's series of articles on 'Northern Nigeria and Its Problems' (Aug-Sep 1911) and two Letters to the Editor discussing 'Missionaries in Northern Nigeria' (Oct 1911). Also cuttings of 'Direct and Indirect Rule in Nigeria', an article published in two parts in the The African Mail (Sep 1911) which contains extracts of one of Morel's Times articles.


Nigeria, southern (The Ekiti Kings)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G215
1911-1912
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria, southern (Mike Peters-Osoko's complaint)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G216
1911-1912
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria, southern (Chief Onibon's complaint against Owa and Chiefs of Ilesha)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G217
1911-1912
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria, southern (Chief Okun)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G218
1911-1912
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria, southern (King Overami)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G219
1911-1914
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria, northern (Campbell Expedition)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G220
1912-1913
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria, southern (removal of two Chiefs from Ife)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G221
1914
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria, southern (Lagos water supply scheme and assessment ordinance)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G222
1914
Extent: file

Nigeria (newspaper cuttings relating to the House Rule Ordinance)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G223
1909-1910
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria (correspondence relating to the House Rule Ordinance)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G224
1910-1913
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria (Phillip Coker's Appeal)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G225
1910-1911
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria (Phillip Coker's Appeal)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G226
1912-1918
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria (Phillip Coker's Appeal)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G227
1919-1923
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria, southern (newspaper cuttings relating to the Lagos Auxiliary Society)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G228
1910
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria, southern (Lagos Auxiliary Society: Complaint of Prince Adeniyi (Adeluyi))
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G229
1910-1911
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria, southern (correspondence of the Lagos Auxiliary Society)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G230
1913
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria, southern (Lagos Auxiliary Society: Mrs. Amblestone's petition)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G231
1916
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria, southern (correspondence of the Lagos Auxiliary Society 1)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G232
pre 1917
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria, southern (correspondence of the Lagos Auxiliary Society 2)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G233
1917
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria, southern (removal of town of Diobu)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G234
1913
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria, northern (Zaria whippings)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G235
1913
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria (Supreme Court, Administration of Justice)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G236
1913-1915
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria (Abeokuta trouble)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G237
1914-1919
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria (sale of enemy properties in Nigeria)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G238
1916
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria (sale of enemy properties in Nigeria)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G239
1916
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria (Kaduna Mine)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G240
1917
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria (executions at Oron, Calabar)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G241
1923
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria (correspondence with Governor Sir Hugh Clifford)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G242
1919-1925
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria (miscellanea)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G243
1915-1922
Extent: 1 file

Sierra Leone (letters of the Sierra Leone Auxiliary Society)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G244
1910-1929
Extent: 1 file

Sierra Leone (letters of the Sierra Leone Auxiliary Society)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G245
1912-1923
Extent: 1 file

Sierra Leone (Mr. Farmer's case)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G246
1915-1931
Extent: 1 file

West Africa (native medical men)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G247
1909-1914
Extent: 1 file

West Africa (native medical men: Dr. Easmon's case)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G248
1912
Extent: 1 file

West Africa (native medical men: Dr. Adeniyi Jones's case)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G249
1912
Extent: 1 file

Lagos (West Africa Medical Service)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G250
1919
Extent: 1 file

West Africa (Chief Gbannah Louisy / Gbannah Lewis of Sherbro, Sierra Leone)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G251
1910-1913
Extent: 1 file

West Africa Land Question
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G252
1912-1913
Extent: 1 file

West Africa Land Question (correspondence and newspaper cuttings)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G253
1910-1915
Extent: 1 file

West Africa Palm Oil Question
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G254
1916-1917
Extent: 1 file

West Africa Palm Oil Question
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G255
1914-1920
Extent: 1 file

West Africa Palm Kernel Tax
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G256
1919-1922
Extent: 1 file

West Africa Palm Kernel Tax
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G257
1922-1923
Extent: 1 file

West Africa Palm Kernel Tax
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G258
1924
Extent: 1 file

British West Africa (miscellanea)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G259
1932-1936
Extent: 1 file

West Africa (Lagos: Owa of Ilesha; Attack on Crewe Read)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G260
1902-1906
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Papers of the Aborigines Protection Society.


West Africa (Congo)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G261
1900-1906
Extent: 3 files

Scope and Content:

Papers of the Aborigines Protection Society. File 3 relates to French Congo.

Note: For Congo see also Sir John Harris's files MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 17 and MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19.

West Africa (Congo, correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G262
1907-1910
Extent: 1 file
Note: For Congo see also Sir John Harris's files MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 17 and MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19.

West Africa (Congo, correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G263
1909
Extent: 1 file
Note: For Congo see also Sir John Harris's files MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 17 and MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19.

West Africa (Congo, correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G264
1910-1914
Extent: 1 file
Note: For Congo see also Sir John Harris's files MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 17 and MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19.

West Africa (Congo, correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G265
1921-1925
Extent: 1 file
Note: For Congo see also Sir John Harris's files MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 17 and MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19.

Liberian labour
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G266
1912-1917
Extent: 1 file
Note: For Liberia see also Miscellaneous Correspondence below.

Portuguese West Africa (mainly San Thomé, includes Mr. Burtt's journey to USA)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G267
1908-1912
Extent: 1 file

Portuguese West Africa (Angola, San Thomé and Principé)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G268
1902-1914
Extent: 2 files

Angola (San Thomé slavery 1)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G269
1910-1911
Extent: 1 file

Angola (San Thomé slavery 2)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G270
1912-1913
Extent: 1 file

Angola (San Thomé slavery 3)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G271
1914-1915
Extent: 1 file

Angola (San Thomé slavery 4)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G272
1915-1927
Extent: 1 file

Portuguese West African slavery (Lisbon newspaper cuttings)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G273
1910
Extent: 1 file

Portuguese West African slavery, especially San Thomé (Lisbon newspaper cuttings)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G274
1917-1921
Extent: 1 file

Portuguese West African slavery (translations from newspapers)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G275
1911-1914
Extent: 1 file

A.7.2.h   North and North-East Africa, 1909-1944


Abyssinia (correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G276
1933-1943
Extent: 1 file
Note: See also miscellaneous correspondence (MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G472).

Abyssinia (correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G277
1943
Extent: 1 file
Note: See also miscellaneous correspondence.

Abyssinia (correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G278
1943-1944
Extent: 1 file
Note: See also miscellaneous correspondence.

Abyssinia (correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G279
1944
Extent: 1 file
Note: See also miscellaneous correspondence.

Morocco (slavery and freed slaves)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G280
1910-1917
Extent: 1 file

Somaliland (correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G281
1913, 1936
Extent: 2 files

Sudan (domestic slavery)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G282
1918-1921
Extent: [1 file]
Note: Missing 1982.

Tripoli slave trade
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G283
1909-1911
Extent: 1 file

Arab prisoners deported from Tripoli
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G284
1912
Extent: 1 file

Mauritius (coolie labour)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G285
1910-1911
Extent: 1 file

Mauritius riots
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G286
1943
Extent: 1 file

Seychelles (letters from)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G287
1917-1918
Extent: 1 file

A.7.2.i   British Central America and the West Indies, 1910-1941


British Guiana (complaints from ex-policeman)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G288
1910-1912
Extent: 1 file

British Guiana (Aborigines)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G289
1914-1919
Extent: 1 file

British Guiana (correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G290
1933-1939
Extent: 1 file

British Honduras
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G291
1928
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies (general)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G292
1932-1939
Extent: 1 file

Barbados (copies of the Official Gazette)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G293
1941
Extent: 1 file

Dominica (disturbances in)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G294
1930-1932
Extent: 1 file

Jamaica (W. Cecil Harris's answers to questions on Jamaican Labour; Miss G. C. Hay's papers)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G295
1913-1919
Extent: 1 file

Trinidad
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G296
1911-1919
Extent: 1 file

A.7.2.j   Central America, 1914-1915


Panama (Panama Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 20 Feb-4 Dec 1915, celebrating completion and opening of Panama Canal: three booklets)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G297
1914-1915
Extent: 1 file

A.7.2.k   North America, 1909-1937


American correspondence
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G298
1930-1937
Extent: 1 file

Canada (papers of The Conference of Friends of the Indians of British Columbia)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G299
1911
Extent: 1 file

Canada (Indians title to land in British Columbia, including papers of The Conference of Friends of the Indians of British Columbia)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G300
1909-1919
Extent: 1 file

Canada (pamphlets of The Conference of Friends of the Indians of British Columbia)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G301
1911-1913
Extent: 1 file

Canada (treatment of British Indians in British Columbia, including correspondence with the Friends' Association of British Columbia)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G302
1914-1915
Extent: 1 file

Canada (British Columbia, including a "Memorial of the Allied Tribes of British Columbia" (about land rights))
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G303
1914-1919
Extent: 1 file

Canada (British Columbia: rights of the aboriginal Indians)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G304
1933-1934
Extent: 1 file

Canada (Six Nations Indians 1)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G305
1921-1923
Extent: 1 file

Canada (Six Nations Indians 2)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G306
1923-1925
Extent: 1 file

Canada (Six Nations Indians: duplicates)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G307
1923-1925
Extent: 1 file

Canada (Mic Mac Indians)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G308
1911-1916
Extent: 1 file

Mexico (slavery in Yucatan)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G309
1910-1912
Extent: 1 file

A.7.2.l   South America, [1905]-1915

Note: For Putumayo see also G821-G824.

Argentine (translation of article about the treatment of Indians)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G310
1913
Extent: 1 file (1 item)

Bolivia (general)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G311
1912-1914
Extent: 1 file

Bolivia (general)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G312
1912-1914
Extent: 1 file

Bolivia (Galvez rubber estates)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G313
1912-1914
Extent: 1 file

Bolivia (Galvez rubber estates: duplicates)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G314
1912-1914
Extent: 1 file

Bolivia (Suarez rubber estates)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G315
1912-1914
Extent: 1 file

Bolivia (Suarez rubber estates: duplicates)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G316
1912-1914
Extent: 1 file

Peru (Cerro de Pasco Mining Company)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G317
1911-1912
Extent: 1 file

Peru (Cerro de Pasco Mining Company: duplicates)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G318
1911
Extent: 1 file

Peru (Inambari Para Rubber Estates Ltd)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G319
1910-1911
Extent: 1 file

Peru (Inambari Para Rubber Estates Ltd: duplicates)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G320
1911
Extent: 1 file

Pro-Indigena Association
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G321
1911-1914
Extent: 1 file

Peruvian Amazon Company
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G322
1909-1902
Extent: 2 files

Peruvian Amazon Company
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G323
1912-1915
Extent: 1 file

Peruvian Amazon Company
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G324
c. 1913
Extent: 1 file

Putumayo (W. E. Hardenburg's typescript of "The Devil's Paradise: A Catalogue of Crime")
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G325-G328
[1912]
Extent: 3 files

Putumayo (typescripts by W. E. Hardenburg)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G329
[1907-1908]
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Comprises typescripts entitled:

  • "Across South America or Over the Andes and Down the Putumayo and the Amazon", describing Hardenburg's trip across South America with W. B. Perkins and H. E. Bell (incomplete)
  • "The Indians of the Putumayo"
  • "The Flower of the Selva: A Tale of the Upper Amazon (Based upon Facts)"

Putumayo Inquiry
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G330
1912-1913
Extent: 1 file

Putumayo Inquiry (Parliamentary Select Committee on the Putumayo Atrocities: Report and other papers)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G331
1913
Extent: 1 file

Putumayo Inquiry (Sub-Committee of the Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G332
1912-1915
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Papers relating to the work of the Sub-Committee which was established by the Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society "to give effect to, and if possible extend, the recommendations of the Select Committee on the Putumayo Atrocities".


Putumayo Inquiry (Sub-Committee of the Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G333
1913
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Papers relating to the work of the Sub-Committee which was established by the Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society "to give effect to, and if possible extend, the recommendations of the Select Committee on the Putumayo Atrocities".


Putumayo Inquiry (press cuttings sent by Dr. Romeike Paredes, the Commissioner sent by the Peruvian Government to investigate the Putumayo Atrocities)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G334
1911-1912
Extent: 1 file

Putumayo Inquiry (Parliamentary Select Committee on the Putumayo Atrocities: Report and memoranda)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G335
1909-1913
Extent: 1 file

Putumayo Inquiry (Parliamentary Select Committee on the Putumayo Atrocities: Minutes of Evidence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G336
1912
Extent: 2 files

Putumayo Inquiry (Parliamentary Select Committee on the Putumayo Atrocities: Report)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G337
1912
Extent: 1 file

Putumayo Inquiry (Parliamentary Select Committee on the Putumayo Atrocities: Evidence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G338
[1909]-1913
Extent: 1 file

Putumayo Inquiry (newspaper articles, mainly from La Accion Popular)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G339
1912
Extent: 1 file

Putumayo Inquiry (extracts from journals and newspapers)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G340
1910, 1913
Extent: 1 file

Putumayo Inquiry (cuttings)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G341
1913
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Cuttings from The Times (reports from the High Court of Justice) and from the Parliamentary Select Committee's Minutes of Evidence (Astbury's speech to the Inquiry).


Putumayo Inquiry (reports on Putumayo)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G342
[1910]-1913
Extent: 1 file

Putumayo Inquiry (including papers of Norman Thomson, a witness at the Inquiry)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G343
[1905]-1913
Extent: 1 file

Putumayo (letters and papers of Roger Casement and Lucien J. Jerome)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G344
1910-1913
Extent: 3 files

Putumayo Inquiry (general correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G345
1912-1913
Extent: 2 files

Putumayo (miscellanea)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G346
1911-1914
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Includes papers relating to the Putumayo Inquiry and an appeal for funds from the Putumayo Mission Fund.


Putumayo Inquiry (Mr. Buxton's file)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G347
1912-1913
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Handwritten notes, typescript proof of Buxton's evidence to the Parliamentary Select Committee, draft papers of the Sub-Committee.


South America (general papers: Peru, Colombia and Chile)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G348
1909-1913
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Translations of cuttings from newspapers, journals and books. With translations of two letters from Pedro S. Zulen, Secretary General of the Pro-Indigena Association, one of which was published in El Comercio on behalf of the Indians of Mozobamba.

A.7.2.m   Asia and the Far East, 1910-1941

Note: For Hong Kong see also under Miscellaneous correspondence.

Aden
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G349
1916
Extent: 1 file

Afghanistan
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G350
1922
Extent: 1 file

Andaman Islands
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G351
1936-1937
Extent: 1 file

Assam (slavery in the Lushai hills)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G352
1911-1927
Extent: 1 file

Burma (trouble between the hill tribes)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G353
1913
Extent: 1 file

Ceylon (newspaper cuttings, reports, letters and pamphlets)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G354
1915
Extent: 1 box

Ceylon riots (1)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G355
1915-1917
Extent: 1 file

Ceylon riots (2)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G356
1917-1924
Extent: 1 file

Ceylon (duplicates)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G357
1918
Extent: 1 file

Ceylon (constitution)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G358
1922
Extent: 1 file

Ceylon (constitution)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G359
1933-1939
Extent: 1 file

Cocos Islands
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G360
1937-1941
Extent: 1 file

Hong Kong (Mui Tsai, child slavery)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G361
1920-1923
Extent: 1 file

Hong Kong (Mui Tsai, child slavery)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G362
1924-1930
Extent: 1 file

Hong Kong (Mui Tsai, child slavery)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G363
1930-1935
Extent: 1 file

Hong Kong (Mui Tsai, child slavery)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G364
1936-1937
Extent: 1 file

Hong Kong (Mui Tsai, Sir John Simon's speech, cuttings and articles by Mrs. Cecil Chesterton)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G365
1931
Extent: 1 file

Hong Kong ("China Overland Trade Report")
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G366
1923
Extent: 1 file

Hong Kong (the Government Gazette)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G367
1929
Extent: 1 file

Hong Kong (newspaper cuttings)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G368
1931
Extent: 1 file

India (railway accidents in India)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G369
1910
Extent: 1 file

Indians in Kitchener's Hospital, Brighton
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G370
1914-1918
Extent: 1 file

Java (Anglo-Dutch Plantations Ltd)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G371
1911
Extent: 1 file

Korea (maltreatment of prisoners by Japanese)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G372
1920-1922
Extent: 1 file

Persia (slavery in)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G373
1912-1913
Extent: 1 file

A.7.2.n   Australia and Australasia, 1901-1940


Australian aborigines
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G374
1926-1931
Extent: 1 file

Australian aborigines
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G375
1931-1933
Extent: 1 file

Australian aborigines
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G376
1933-1934
Extent: 1 file

Australian aborigines
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G377
1934-1936
Extent: 1 file

Australian aborigines
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G378
1936-1937
Extent: 1 file

Australian aborigines
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G379
1938-1940
Extent: 1 file

Association for the Protection of Native Races in Australia and Polynesia (correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G380
1911-1914
Extent: 1 file

Association for the Protection of Native Races in Australia and Polynesia (correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G381
1914-1917
Extent: 1 file

Travers Buxton's file about Australia (letters)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G382
1922, 1929-1935
Extent: 1 file

Sir John Harris's file about Australia (printed material)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G383
1912, 1929-1937
Extent: 1 file

British North Borneo
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G384
1913-1919
Extent: 1 file

British North Borneo
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G385
1919
Extent: 1 file

British North Borneo Company
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G386
1913-1914
Extent: 1 file

British North Borneo (Jerome de la Motte's papers)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G387
1911-1919
Extent: 1 file

British North Borneo (Bryett Turner's papers)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G388
[1912-1913]
Extent: 1 file

Fiji (Indian immigrant labour)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G389
1913-1914
Extent: 1 file

Gilbert Islands (papers of the Aborigines Protection Society)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G390
1901-1916
Extent: 2 files

Gilbert Islands (Pacific Phosphate Company)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G391
1908-1914
Extent: 1 file

Gilbert Islands
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G392
1910-1912
Extent: 1 file

New Guinea (Papuan Industries leaflets)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G393
1913
Extent: 1 file

New Guinea (goldfields)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G394
1936-1937
Extent: 1 file

New Hebrides
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G395
1909-1917
Extent: 1 file

New Hebrides
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G396
1912-1914
Extent: 1 file

New Hebrides
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G397
1919-1933
Extent: 1 file

New Hebrides (duplicates)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G398
1919-1933
Extent: 1 file

New Zealand
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G399
1912-1913
Extent: 1 file

A.7.2.o   Europe, 1917-1931


German deportations in Belgium and France
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G400
1917
Extent: 1 file

German mandated territories (1)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G401
1919-1921
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Subjects discussed include German conquered colonies, appeals to Foreign Office, visit to Paris, Samoa (Chinese labour).


German mandated territories, mandates (2)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G402
1921-1923
Extent: 1 file

German mandated territories, mandates (3)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G403
1923-1924
Extent: 1 file

German mandated territories, mandates (4)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G404
1924-1930
Extent: 1 file

Russia (forced labour in timber camps)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G405
1930-1931
Extent: 1 file

Russia (forced labour in timber camps)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G406
1931
Extent: 1 file

Russia (forced labour in timber camps: affidavits)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G407
1931
Extent: 1 file

Russia (forced labour in timber camps: report)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G408
1931
Extent: 1 file

A.7.2.p   Other papers, 1900-1939


Abolition centenary celebrations (correspondence about the publication of the memorial book)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G409
1934
Extent: 1 file

Abolition centenary (broadcasting)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G410
1934
Extent: 1 file

Abolition centenary (luncheon and Mansion House meeting)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G411
1934
Extent: 1 file

Abolition centenary (the churches' action)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G412
1934
Extent: 1 file

Abolition Centenary Fund (general)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G413
1934
Extent: 1 file

Aborigines Protection Society papers
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G414
1900
Extent: 1 file

Aborigines Protection Society papers (last letters received, chiefly addressed to Mr. Bryant)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G415
1908-1909
Extent: 2 files

Aborigines Protection and Anti-Slavery Society (proposed constitution)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G416
1916
Extent: 1 file

Aborigines Protection and Anti-Slavery Society (proposed new name)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G417
1916
Extent: 1 file

Aborigines Protection and Anti-Slavery Society (letters from members of the Committee about proposed new name)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G418
1916
Extent: 1 file

Aborigines Protection and Anti-Slavery Society (suggestions and objections from subscribers about proposed new name)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G419
1916
Extent: 1 file

Aborigines Protection and Anti-Slavery Society (letters of approval from subscribers about proposed new name)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G420
1916
Extent: 1 file

Memorial to Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G421
1915-1927
Extent: 1 file

Memorial to David Livingstone in Scotland
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G422
1929-1939
Extent: 1 file

A.7.2.q   Councils, Committees, Conferences, etc., 1909-1944


Advisory Council on Colonial Affairs (suggested establishment of, and an appeal to Lord Milner)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G423
1920-1925
Extent: 1 file

Colonial Reconstruction Committee
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G424
1917
Extent: 1 file

Empire resources
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G425
1917-1918
Extent: 2 files

Edinburgh Sub-Committee of the Anti-Slavery Society (correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G426
1916-1922
Extent: 1 file

Edinburgh Sub-Committee of the Anti-Slavery Society (minutes)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G427
1916-1922
Extent: 1 file

Glasgow Sub-Committee of the Anti-Slavery Society (minutes)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G428
1916-1922
Extent: 1 file

Glasgow Sub-Committee of the Anti-Slavery Society (duplicates)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G429
1916-1922
Extent: 1 file

Continuation Committee of the World Missionary Conference, Edinburgh 1910
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G430
1913
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Letter from the Continuation Committee of the World Missionary Conference, Edinburgh 1910, enclosing details of a resolution adopted by the Conference at the recommendation of their Sub-Committee on Missions and Government.


Conference about Africans living in England for educational purposes and subsequent correspondence
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G431
1912-1916
Extent: 1 file

Pan African Conference
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G432
1921
Extent: 1 file

African Conference (correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G433
1936-1940
Extent: 1 file

Proposed international conference on international cooperation in controlling colonial affairs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G434
1912-1915
Extent: 1 file

Conference on International Control of Tropical Africa
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G435
1916-1918
Extent: 1 file

Conference on International Administration of tropical and sub-tropical territories
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G436
1917
Extent: 1 file

Conference on German Colonies
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G437
1917
Extent: 1 file

International Organisation for Control in Colonial Affairs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G438
1918
Extent: 1 file

International Organisation for Control in Colonial Affairs (duplicates)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G439
1918
Extent: 1 file

Conference on Colonial Mandates
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G440
1921
Extent: 1 file

Congress on Universal Races
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G441
1909-1911
Extent: 2 files

International Colonial Convention
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G442
1937-1944
Extent: 3 files

League of Honour
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G443
1911-1912
Extent: 1 file

A.7.2.r   League of Nations, 1911-1936


Slavery (1)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G444
Jan 1922-Apr 1923
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (2)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G445
Apr-Nov 1923
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (3)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G446
Nov 1923-Mar 1925
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (4)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G447
Mar-Dec 1925
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (5)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G448
Jan 1926-Feb 1927
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (6)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G449
Mar-Dec 1927
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (7)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G450
Jan 1928-Sep 1929
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (8)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G451
Oct 1929-Mar 1930
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (9)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G452
Apr-Aug 1930
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (10)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G453
Aug 1930-Jan 1931
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (11)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G454
Feb-Jun 1931
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (12)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G455
Jul-Nov 1931
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (13)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G456
Dec 1931-Jan 1932
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (14)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G457
Feb-Apr 1932
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (15)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G458
May-Oct 1932
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (16)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G459
Nov 1932-Jun 1933
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (17)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G460
Jul-Dec 1933
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (18)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G461
Jan-Jun 1934
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (19)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G462
Jul 1934-Feb 1935
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (20)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G463
Mar-Jul 1935
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (21)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G464
Jul 1935-Jan 1936
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (22)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G465
Feb-Nov 1936
Extent: 1 file

International Labour Office (1)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G466
Apr 1922-May 1927
Extent: 1 file
Note: See also G515.

International Labour Office (2)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G467
Jun 1927-Aug 1930
Extent: 1 file
Note: See also G515.

International Labour Office (3)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G468
Aug 1930-Dec 1934
Extent: 1 file
Note: See also G515.

Opium Traffic
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G469
1922-1923
Extent: 1 file

Liquor Traffic
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G470
1922-1923
Extent: 1 file

International Bureau, Geneva
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G471
1920-1935
Extent: 1 file

Miscellanea (I)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G472
20th century
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, reports, newspaper cuttings, and extracts from journals and books. Includes:

  • report by Dr. George Montandon on slavery in Abyssinia, drawn up at the request of the Swiss League for the Defence of Natives (L'esclavage en Abyssinie. Rapport redige à la demande de la Ligue Suisse pour la Defense des Indigenes). In French with English translation, 1923
  • proof of Marcel Griaule's article on 'Labour in Abyssinia', published in International Labour Review, 1931
  • 'Report on Abyssinia' by Lord Noel-Buxton and Lord Polwarth following their visit to Abyssinia on behalf of the Anti-Slavery Society, typescript, [1932]
  • typescript of Eldon Rutter's lecture to the Royal Central Asian Society on 'Slavery in Arabia', [March] 1933
  • 'Report by Major Arthur Bentinck' on his visit to Abyssinia on behalf of the Anti-Slavery Society, typescript, April 1933
  • report by Sir George Maxwell on 'The Abolition of Slavery. A Plea for Business Methods', with typescript notes, 1933
  • 'Memorandum on the Conditions of Labour in the Netherlands-Indies', by [Treub?], undated typescript

Miscellanea (II)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G473
20th century
Extent: 1 file

Miscellanea (III)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G474
20th century
Extent: 1 file

Miscellanea (IV)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G475
20th century
Extent: 1 file

Coolie labour (and duplicates)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G476
1911-1916
Extent: 1 file

Coolie labour
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G477
1916
Extent: 1 file

Coolie labour (and duplicates)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G478
1917
Extent: 1 file

Coolie labour
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G479
1917-1918
Extent: 1 file

Coolie labour questions and answers
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G480
1911-1913
Extent: 1 file

Coolie labour index
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G481
20th century
Extent: 1 file

A.7.2.s   Miscellanea, 1908-1935


Duplicated material, specimen copies
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G482
1916-1928
Extent: 1 file

Exhibition list of exhibits
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G483
1908-1909
Extent: 1 file

Notes for lantern slide lecture
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G484
1932
Extent: 1 file

Lecture précis (various). Congo question
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G485
[1916]
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Papers relating to lectures by Sir John and Lady (Alice) Harris (précis, press releases, transcripts, list of slides). Includes:

  • 'The Native Problem in South Africa' (précis and press release)
  • 'Germany's Lost Colonial Empire' (précis and press release)
  • 'Britain's Coloured Colonial Children' (typescript of lecture)
  • 'Native Races: The Countries and their Products, The People and their Customs' (list of slides used to accompany the lecture)

Miscellaneous correspondence
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G486
1908-1909
Extent: 1 file

Reviews from newspapers
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G487
1913
Extent: 1 file

Reviews from newspapers
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G488
1913
Extent: 1 file

Miscellaneous papers on private property at sea and the right to capture private ships at sea in war time
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G489
1908-1913
Extent: 1 file

Miscellaneous correspondence
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G490
pre-1935
Extent: 1 box

Agenda and minutes
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G491
undated
Extent: 1 box

Visit of Mr. Booker Washington to England
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G492
1914
Extent: 1 file

Case of the Rev. B. V. Wilson
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G493
1910-1912
Extent: 2 file

Resolution [of the Peace Council] relating to the Federated Malay States' offer to pay for an Imperial Navy battleship
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G494A
[1913]
Extent: 1 file
Note: G494 is under Accessions 1941-1951

A.8   Records of the Committee for the Welfare of Africans in Europe, 1916-1944


Scope and Content:

This sections consists of the records of the Committee for the Welfare of Africans in Europe. The first half is composed of twenty-nine files numbered H1 / 1-29 containing the copies of the "out" letters of this Committee from 1919 to 1941. In the list the numbers in brackets are the numbers on the backs of the files, written by the Secretary of this committee, which do not always agree with the serial numbers of the files given them in this list. The second half of this section consists mainly of a number of files of letters received by this committee about the welfare of African Native Labour Contingents in Europe during the second half of the First World War. These files are labelled H2 / 1-74. There are also in this part of section H two boxes of financial accounts and reports labelled H2 / 75-76; they cover the years from 1921 to 1944. A fuller account of this section is given in the list below.

A.8.1   Out letters, 1919-1941


Out letters [1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 1
15 Jul 1919-30 Jun 1921
Extent: 1 box

Out letters [2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 2
1 Jul 1921-31 Aug 1922
Extent: 1 box

Out letters [31]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 3
[1] Sep 1922-31 Jul 1923
Extent: 1 box

Out letters [32]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 4
1 Aug 1923-31 Jan 1924
Extent: 1 box

Out letters [4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 5
1 Feb-18 Jul 1924
Extent: 1 box

Out letters [5]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 6
19 Jul 1924-22 May 1925
Extent: 1 box

Out letters [6]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 7
23 May-31 December 1925
Extent: 1 box

Out letters [7]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 8
1 Jan-31 May 1926
Extent: 1 box

Out letters [8]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 9
1 Jun-21 Dec 1926
Extent: 1 box

Out letters [9]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 10
1 Jan-30 Jun 1927
Extent: 1 box

Out letters [10]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 11
1 Jul-31 Dec 1927
Extent: 1 ringbinder

Out letters [11]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 12
1 Jan-31 Aug 1928
Extent: 1 ringbinder

Out letters [12]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 13
1 Sep 1928-31 May 1929
Extent: 1 ringbinder

Out letters [13]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 14
1 Jun 1929-28 Feb 1930
Extent: 1 ringbinder

Out letters [14]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 15
1 Mar-11 Oct 1930
Extent: 1 ringbinder

Out letters [15]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 16
12 Oct 1930-25 Apr 1931
Extent: 1 ringbinder

Out letters [16]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 17
26 Apr-11 Dec 1931
Extent: 1 ringbinder

Out letters [17]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 18
12 Dec 1931-31 May 1932
Extent: 1 ringbinder

Out letters [18]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 19
1 Jun-31 Dec 1932
Extent: 1 ringbinder

Out letters [19]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 20
1 Jan 1933-9 Mar 1934
Extent: 1 ringbinder

Out letters [20]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 21
10 Mar 1934-28 Feb 1935
Extent: 1 ringbinder

Out letters [21]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 22
1 Mar-31 Dec 1935
Extent: 1 ringbinder

Out letters [22]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 23
1 Jan-31 Jul 1936
Extent: 1 ringbinder

Out letters [23]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 24
1 Aug 1936-31 Oct 1937
Extent: 1 ringbinder

Out letters [24]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 25
1 Nov 1937-14 May 1938
Extent: 1 box

Out letters [25]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 26
16 May-31 Dec 1938
Extent: 1 box

Out letters [26]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 27
1 Jan-15 Jul 1939
Extent: 1 box

Out letters [27]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 28
17 Jul 1939-31 Mar 1940
Extent: 1 box

Out letters [29]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H1 / 29
1 Apr 1940-31 Aug 1941
Extent: 1 box

A.8.2   In letters, 1916-1922


Box I: South African Native Labour Contingent in France
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H2 / 1-8
1916-1922
Extent: 8 files

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (1) correspondence with the Committee and the High Commissioner of the Union of South Africa, 1916-1917
  • (2) correspondence with the Committee and the High Commissioner of the Union of South Africa, 1917-1919
  • (3) correspondence with the War Office and Colonial Office, 1916-1919
  • (4) correspondence with the YMCA, 1916-1917
  • (5) correspondence with Colonel Pritchard and with the chaplains in France, 1916-1918
  • (6) correspondence with Colonel Pritchard and with the chaplains in France, 1918
  • (7) general correspondence, 1916-1917
  • (8) general file number: 2, 1918-1922

Box II: South African Native Labour Corps. Muffler files, 1917-1919
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H2 / 9-33

Extent: 25 files

Scope and Content:

Mainly concerning the knitting of woollen mufflers for soldiers. Comprises:

  • (9) South African Native Labour Corps, 1917
  • (10) South African Native Labour Corps, 1918-1919
  • (11) Committee for the Welfare of Africans in Europe and Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society, 1917-1918
  • (12) muffler file (Bath), 1917
  • (13) muffler file (Birmingham), 1917
  • (14) muffler file (Bradford), 1917
  • (15) muffler file (Brighton), 1917
  • (16) muffler file (Bristol), 1917
  • (17) muffler file (Colchester), 1917
  • (18) muffler file (Croydon), 1917
  • (19) muffler file (Dublin), 1917
  • (20) muffler file (Eastbourne), 1917
  • (21) muffler file (Exeter), 1917
  • (22) muffler file (Hull), 1917
  • (23) muffler file (Leeds), 1917
  • (24) muffler file (Lincoln), 1917
  • (25) muffler file (Liverpool (New Brighton), 1917
  • (26) muffler file (Maidstone), 1917
  • (27) muffler file (Manchester), 1917
  • (28) muffler file (Newcastle-on-Tyne), 1917
  • (29) muffler file (Oxford), 1917
  • (30) muffler file (Reading), 1917
  • (31) muffler file (Sheffield), 1917
  • (32) muffler file (Tunbridge Wells), 1917
  • (33) muffler file (West African Merchants in Liverpool), 1917

Box III: Financial papers
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H2 / 34-36
1916-1918
Extent: 3 files

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (34) estimates, 1917-1918
  • (35) receipts, 1916-Aug 1917
  • (36) receipts, Sep 1917-Aug 1918

Box IV: Appeals etc.
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H2 / 37-45
1916-1922
Extent: 9 files

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (37) receipts, Sep 1918-May 1922
  • (38) appeals for funds for welfare work, 1917
  • (39) appeals for funds for welfare work, 1918
  • (40) contributions to the Committee for welfare work, 1916-1918
  • (41) contributions to the Committee for welfare work, 1918-1919
  • (42) contributions to the Committee for welfare work, 1919
  • (43) contributions to the Committee for welfare work, 1920
  • (44) refusals, 1916
  • (45) refusals (two letters), 1918

Box V
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H2 / 46-48
1917-1922
Extent: 3 files

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (46) Committee file, agendas and minutes, 1917-1922
  • (47) finance, accounts, reports and correspondence, 1918-1922
  • (48) correspondence with members of the Committee (file number 2), 1919-1922

Box VI
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H2 / 49-51
1919-1929
Extent: 3 files

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (49) correspondence relating to the visit of a South African delegation to England, 1919-1929
  • (50) correspondence relating to the visit of a South African delegation to England, [1919-1929]
  • (51) correspondence about the arrangements for Africans visiting the British Empire Exhibition, 1924

Box VII: [Welfare]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H2 / 52-57
c. 1918-1922
Extent: 14 files

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (52) schools and guardianship, 16 Jul 1920-31 Mar 1922 (2 parts)
  • (53) schools and guardianship, 1 Apr 1922-31 Dec 1922 (3 parts)
  • (54) distressed natives (Committee for the Welfare of Natives), 8 Oct 1919-13 Feb 1922 (3 parts)
  • (55) distressed natives (Committee for the welfare of natives), 23 Feb 1922-29 Dec 1922 (2 parts)
  • (56) hostel for Africans in London (correspondence), c. 1918-11 Apr 1922 (2 parts)
  • (57) "New Committee for Hostel, file no. 1", 25 Jun 1919-c. Feb 1920 (2 parts)

Box VIII
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H2 / 58-73
1916-1919
Extent: 11 files, 5 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (58) correspondence relating to the visits of Chiefs Maama and Majara, 1918
  • (59) typescript of "British Africans in Europe", 1917
  • (60) letters relating to the Folkestone Rest Camp, 1917-1918
  • (61) letters relating to the Plymouth Rest Camp, 1917-1919
  • (62) Coloured Labour Corps, 1917-1919
  • (63) Cape Auxiliary Horse Transport, 1917-1919
  • (64) miscellaneous letters, 1917-1919
  • (65) appeals for funds and refusals, 1918
  • (66) entertaining the Labour Corps, 1918-1919
  • (67) guides for the Labour Corps, 1918-1919
  • (68-69) The African Native Labour Contingent and the Welfare Committee, booklet by Sir Herbert C. Sloley, KCMG, reprinted from The Journal of the African Society, 1918 (2 copies)
  • (70) Constitution of the African Progress Union, booklet, 1918
  • (71) letter to the President of the Aborigines Protection Society from Leland Buxton, 28 Nov 1916 (3 copies)
  • (72-73) unidentified photograph of a young man with silver cup/trophy, Parisian Studios, 27 Church Street, London, 20th century (2 copies)

Box IX: Postage book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H2 / 74
1918-1925
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (74) postage book, Feb 1918-31 Dec 1925

Box X: Financial accounts and reports
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H2 / 75
1916-1944
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • summary of receipts and payments of the Committee for the Welfare of Africans in Europe; the Welfare of Africans in Europe War Fund (Surplus); the African Hostel Appeal; and the Africa House Appeal, 1922-1944
  • report of the Charity Commission on the Welfare of Africans in Europe War Fund (Surplus), the scheme and appointment of trustees (35 copies), 1933
  • letter referring to the above and enclosing a draft of the scheme, 7 Jun 1932
  • typewritten copy of the Trust Deed (4 copies), 24 May 1921
  • accounts, lists of subscriptions and donations etc., 1916-1934

Box XI: [Financial accounts and reports]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H2 / 76
1921-1944
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • annual reports and additional copies of the summary of receipts and payments of the Committee for the Welfare of Africans in Europe; the Welfare of Africans in Europe War Fund (Surplus), and the Africa House Appeal, 1921-1944
  • note on a deputation to the Home Secretary on 28 July asking for a Government enquiry into the conditions of coloured people in the ports of Great Britain (6 copies), 1936

A.9   Newspaper cuttings, printed papers and photographs, 1881-1936


Scope and Content:

Collection of press-cuttings, printed papers and boxes of photographs.

An index to J1-J49 can be found in box J49.

A.9.1   Aborigines Protection Society, 1906-1910

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J1-J6


Scope and Content:

Extracts, newspaper cuttings, etc.


Volume I
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J1
9 Jan-27 Jul 1906
Extent: 1 volume

Volume II
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J2
27 Jul-25 Dec 1906
Extent: 1 volume

Volume III
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J3
5 Dec 1906-23 Jul 1907
Extent: 1 volume

Volume IV
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J4
24 Jul 1907-29 Jan 1908
Extent: 1 volume

Volume V
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J5
30 Jan-22 Jul 1908
Extent: 1 volume

Volume VI
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J6
15 Aug 1908-15 Jan 1910
Extent: 1 volume

A.9.2   General (a), 1908-1914

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J7-J10


1
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J7
13 Oct 1908-13 Feb 1910
Extent: 1 volume

2
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J8
Mar 1910-Sep 1911
Extent: 1 volume

3
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J9
7 Aug 1911-19 Jan 1912
Extent: 1 volume

4
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J10
20 Mar 1913-18 Jun 1914
Extent: 1 volume

A.9.3   General (b), 1914-1936

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J11-J20


I
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J11
1914-1916
Extent: 1 volume

II
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J12
1917-1919
Extent: 1 volume

III
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J13
1919-1921
Extent: 1 volume

IV
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J14
1921-1923
Extent: 1 volume

V
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J15
1923-1925
Extent: 1 volume

VI
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J16
1925-1927
Extent: 1 volume

VII
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J17
1928-1929
Extent: 1 volume

VIII
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J18
1929-1931
Extent: 1 volume

IX
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J19
1931-1932
Extent: 1 volume

X
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J20
1933-1936
Extent: 1 volume

A.9.4   General, 1900-1908

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J21-22


General (A)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J21
May 1900-Jun 1904
Extent: 1 volume

General (B)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J22
Jun 1904-Dec 1908
Extent: 1 volume

A.9.5   Congo, 1907-1920

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J23-24


Congo
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J23
Dec 1907-Sep 1908
Extent: 1 volume

Congo
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J24
Feb 1910-Apr 1920
Extent: 1 volume

A.9.6   South Africa, 1909-1910

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J25


South Africa
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J25
1909-1910
Extent: 1 volume

A.9.7   Slavery in Portuguese West Africa, 1909-1921

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J26-J27


Slavery in Portuguese West Africa
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J26
1909-1914
Extent: 1 volume

Slavery in Portuguese West Africa
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J27
1914-1921
Extent: 1 volume

A.9.8   Putumayo, 1912-1914

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J28-J30


Putumayo
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J28
1912-1914
Extent: 1 volume

Putumayo
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J29
1912-1914
Extent:

Putumayo (one book of pamphlets)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J30
1912-1914
Extent:

A.9.9   British North Borneo, 1909

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J31


British North Borneo (one book of printed papers)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J31
1909
Extent:

A.9.10   General newspaper cuttings, 1881-1895

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J32-37


General newspaper cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J32
1881-1888
Extent: 1 volume

General newspaper cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J33
20 Nov 1889-7 Jan 1891
Extent: 1 volume

General newspaper cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J34
22 Jan 1891-23 Mar 1893
Extent: 1 volume

General newspaper cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J35
25 Mar 1893-4 Nov 1893
Extent: 1 volume

General newspaper cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J36
1 Nov 1893-24 Aug 1894
Extent: 1 volume

General newspaper cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J37
26 May 1894-Feb 1895
Extent: 1 volume

A.9.11   Unmounted newspaper cuttings, [1920-1935]

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J38-45


Scope and Content:

Eight boxes in alphabetical order, indexed.


Unmounted newspaper cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J38
[1920-1935]
Extent: 1 box

Unmounted newspaper cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J39
[1920-1935]
Extent: 1 box

Unmounted newspaper cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J40
[1920-1935]
Extent: 1 box

Unmounted newspaper cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J41
[1920-1935]
Extent: 1 box

Unmounted newspaper cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J42
[1920-1935]
Extent: 1 box

Unmounted newspaper cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J43
[1920-1935]
Extent: 1 box

Unmounted newspaper cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J44
[1920-1935]
Extent: 1 box

Unmounted newspaper cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J45
[1920-1935]
Extent: 1 box

A.9.12   Photographs, [1920-1935]

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J46-J49


Photographs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J46
[1920-1935]
Extent: 1 volume

Box of miscellaneous photographs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J47
[1920-1935]
Extent: 1 box

Box of miscellaneous photographs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J48
[1920-1935]
Extent: 1 box

Box of miscellaneous photographs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J49
[1920-1935]
Extent: 1 box

B   Papers of the Anti-Slavery Society (accessions 1941-1951) and of Kathleen, Lady Simon, 1791-1828, 1847, 1890-1953

Note: Catalogued by P. M. Pugh, June 1964.

Scope and Content:

The collection described here consists, in the main, of papers coming into the Society's office between 1941 and 1951, but they did not necessarily originate strictly between those dates. There are also some notable exceptions of papers that really belong with the earlier collection; these are mostly papers that were the property of Sir John Harris, Organising and Parliamentary Secretary to the Society, and are described in sections A and D below.

Arrangement:The papers have been sorted and listed following much the same arrangement as that used for the original collection, although some of the sections used then, such as section C which consisted of nineteenth century letters, do not apply here. Thus in section A there are photographs and proofs of blocks for reproducing in journals; in section D the series of twentieth century letters is continued with the correspondence of Sir John Harris and of C. W. W. Greenidge; section G consists of the papers most conveniently arranged according to the territory or subject with which they deal, and section H has more papers connected with the work of the Committee for the Welfare of Africans in Europe.

B.1   Photographs and printed material, c.1890-1920


Photographs and printed material
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16 / A5
c.1890-1920
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

This box holds two files. The first contains mounted photographs that have been numbered, described and listed. These were used for reproduction in the Society's journal, or for leaflets published by the Society for distribution at lectures or for sale. It seems that they were also lent to others for publication. A number of these photographs were taken on Sir John Harris's travels with his wife, Alice, in Africa. The second file contains photographs and miscellaneous printed matter such as proofs of blocks used in the Reporter. Also, two small boxes of loose photographs.

B.2   Twentieth century correspondence, 1902-1953

B.2.1   Sir John Harris, 1902-1925


Scope and Content:

This section consists of six letter-books of Sir John Harris written when he was in Baringa in the Congo, from 1902 to 1905, another letter-book from the Congo containing a report on conditions on cocoa plantations there made to Messrs. J. S. Fry and Co. Bristol, and an article on the Slave written at Benguella, Angola, another on Slavery in Portuguese Colonies, a typescript of the report on cocoa plantations, illustrated with photographs, and a cheque-book.


Letter-book from Baringa in the Congo
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D5 / 7
16 Aug 1902-5 Jan 1903
Extent: 1 volume

Letter-book from Baringa in the Congo
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D5 / 8
1 Jan 1904-4 Apr 1905
Extent: 1 volume

Letter-book from Baringa in the Congo
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D5 / 9
20 Mar-14 Jun 1904
Extent: 1 volume

Letter-book from Baringa in the Congo
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D5 / 10
15 May-4 Oct 1904
Extent: 1 volume

Letter-book from Baringa in the Congo
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D5 / 11
5 Oct-31 Dec 1904
Extent: 1 volume

Letter-book from Baringa in the Congo
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D5 / 12
5 Apr-Jul 1905
Extent: 1 volume

Letter-book from the Congo
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D5 / 13
3 Feb-3 Mar 1912
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:

Contains a report on conditions on cocoa plantations there made to Messrs. J. S. Fry and Co. Bristol; an article on the Slave written at Benguella, Angola, and an article on Slavery in Portuguese Colonies.

Note: See also MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D5 / 1.

Typescript report on cocoa plantations in the Congo, illustrated with photographs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D5 / 14
2 Feb 1912
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Written at Boma.


Cheque-book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D5 / 15
24 Apr-19 Oct 1925
Extent: 1 item

B.2.2   C. W. W. Greenidge, 1939-1953


Scope and Content:

These boxes contain the letters received by C. W. W. Greenidge from 1941-1951 and correspond to the files of in-letters of Travers Buxton and Sir John Harris - see original list. They have not been indexed and have been left in the order in which C. W. W. Greenidge filed them, i.e. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D7 / 1 is filed alphabetically either according to the name of the sender, or the name of the body that he represented or according to the subject matter, whichever seemed most significant to the recipient; MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D7 / 2 is a miscellaneous collection of letters in bundles. For the contents of MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D7 / 3-14 see the list below. It has seemed necessary to date only those files where the date has some particular significance, e.g. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D7 / 13 and MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D7 / 14.


Letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D7 / 1
[1941-1951]
Extent: 1 box

Letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D7 / 2
[1941-1951]
Extent: 1 box

Letters from American and Canadian societies, publishers and magazines, with carbon copies of replies
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D7 / 3
[1941-1951]
Extent: 1 file

Letters from societies within the United Kingdom, with carbon copies of replies
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D7 / 4
[1941-1951]
Extent: 1 file

Letters from John H. Lodge, with carbon copies of replies
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D7 / 5
[1941-1951]
Extent: 1 file

File labelled 'Correspondence with members of the Executive and General Committee' (B-J)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D7 / 6
[1941-1951]
Extent: 1 file

File labelled 'Correspondence with members of the Executive and General Committee' (K-W)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D7 / 7
[1941-1951]
Extent: 1 file

"Correspondence with members"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D7 / 8
[1941-1951]
Extent: 1 file

"General file" (in alphabetical order)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D7 / 9
1950
Extent: 1 file

"Letters to publishers, magazines etc."
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D7 / 10
1950
Extent: 1 file

Correspondence
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D7 / 11
[1941-1951]
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence about:

  • grants from the Bank of England during currency restrictions to support Greenidge in Geneva and Paris while writing a report for UNO
  • advertising in the Reporter to help finance the publication
  • suggested changes in the name of the Society

Correspondence with H. J. Tapscott (arranged in reverse chronological order)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D7 / 12
25 Sep 1944-6 Dec 1950
Extent: 1 file

"Official File"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D7 / 13
1 Nov 1939 - 31 Dec 1943
Extent: 4 files

Scope and Content:

Letters from Government Departments arranged and numbered in reverse chronological order.


"Official File"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D7 / 14
1944-1949, 1953
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Letters from Government Departments. One letter dated 1953.

B.3   Territorial files (twentieth century), 1909-1951


Scope and Content:

This part of the collection contains the continuation of the "territorial section" described in the original list. The order followed is exactly the same as that in the original list, the main sections being headed Africa, British Central America and the West Indies, Asia and the Far East, and Europe, followed by Other Papers, League of Nations, United Nations Organisation and Miscellanea. Since the vast majority of the papers belong to the decade 1941-1951 it has seemed unnecessary to date each file; only those where the date bears some particular significance, such as the International Labour Office (ILO) file G514, are dated in the list below.

B.3.1   Africa, [1941-1951]


South Africa (general)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G494
[1941-1951]
Extent: 1 file

B.3.2   British South Africa, [1941-1951]


Northern Rhodesia and Southern Rhodesia
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G495
[1941-1951]
Extent: 2 files

B.3.3   British West Africa, [1941-1951]


Ghana and Togoland
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G496
[1941-1951]
Extent: 2 files

Nigeria
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G497
[1941-1951]
Extent: 1 file

Sierra Leone and Fourah Bay College
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G498
[1941-1951]
Extent: 2 files

B.3.4   North Africa and Arabia, [1941-1951]


Sudan and Arabia
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G499
[1941-1951]
Extent: 2 files

Scope and Content:

Female circumcision in the Sudan and slavery in Arabia and other Mohammedan countries.

B.3.5   West Africa, [1941-1951]


Belgian Congo
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G500
[1941-1951]
Extent: 1 file

Portuguese West Africa, San Thomé and Principe, Angola. Also Fernando Po
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G501
[1941-1951]
Extent: 1 file

B.3.6   British Central America and the West Indies, [1941-1951]


British Honduras
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G502
[1941-1951]
Extent: 1 file

British West Indies
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G503
[1941-1951]
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

West Indian Immigration, British Guiana, West Indies American Air Bases, Jamaica, Caribbean Federation.


Commonwealth Sugar Talks
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G504
[1941-1951]
Extent: 3 files

B.3.7   Asia and the Far East, [1941-1951]


Hong Kong, India and Ceylon
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G505
[1941-1951]
Extent: 2 files
Note: See also G509 (below) for papers relating to Mui Tsai in Hong Kong.

B.3.8   Europe, [1915-1951]


British Armenia Committee
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G506
[1915-1938]
Extent: 3 files

Scope and Content:

Two minute books and other papers.


Cyprus
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G507
[1941-1951]
Extent: 1 file

B.3.9   Other Papers, 1909-1951


Congo Reform Association (women's branch)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G508
1909
Extent: 1 file

Traffic in women and children, Mui Tsai, crime prevention
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G509
1920-1951
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Traffic in women and children (1920-1931), Mui Tsai (1948), crime prevention (1941 and 1951).


Mandatory system of trusteeship
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G510
1930-1945
Extent: 1 file

British colonial policy
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G511
1941-1951
Extent: 1 file

Convention of Non Governmental Organisations
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G512
1950
Extent: 1 file

Institute of Race Relations (proposed establishment of)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G513
[1941-1951]
Extent: 1 file

B.3.10   League of Nations, 1927-[1951]


International Labour Office from 1935
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G 514
1927-1939
Extent: 1 file
Note: For earlier papers see G466-G468.

International Labour Office (correspondence about conferences in Paris and New York on conditions of labour)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G515
[1941-1951]
Extent: 1 file

B.3.11   United Nations Organisation, [1940-1951]


United Nations Organisation Ad Hoc Committee of Experts on Slavery,
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G516
[1941-1951]
Extent: 4 files

B.3.12   Miscellanea, [1940-1951]


Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings etc.
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G517
[1941-1951]
Extent: 2 files

Lectures and memoranda
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G517A
[1940-1945]
Extent: 1 file

B.4   Records of the Committee for the Welfare of Africans in Europe, [1941-1951]


Welfare of Africans in Europe
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H3
[1941-1951]
Extent: 1 box (2 files)

Scope and Content:

This box holds two files. They both contain letters to Sir John Harris, C. W. W. Greenidge and Lynn Farmer, and carbon copies of their replies and other relevant papers concerning the needs of Africans residing in this country. Many letters deal with loans from the trust fund, either to students or trainees in need or to assist in repatriation of Africans wishing to return to Africa after the war. Other letters deal with the Society's attempts to obtain work for unemployed Africans. Occasionally appeals from West Indians are found here. These letters are arranged under the name of the person for whom the appeal was made.

B.5   The Papers of Kathleen, Lady Simon, 1791-1828, 1847, 1912-1952

Acquisition: With the Accessions 1941-1951 came the papers of Kathleen, Lady Simon, DBE, the wife of Sir John Simon, PCSI, GCVO. These papers had been deposited after her death on 27th March 1955 by her son, B.O'D. Manning, with the Anti-Slavery Society. When the Society's 1941-1951 papers were acquired by the Library Mr. Manning gave his mother's papers as an addition.

Scope and Content:

Lady Simon was Joint President of the Anti-Slavery Society from 1944 to 1945, and most of these papers are directly connected with her work for the Society, the lectures she gave on slavery and the articles she wrote. There are a few papers, however, that are connected with other interests, such as the Zionist movement, and some purely personal interests.

Arrangement:Lady Simon's papers fall into four main sections, first her correspondence, K1-K3, then her notebooks containing lecture notes and notes for her writing K4-K7, newspaper cuttings used in the same way, K8-K16, and other papers that have been arranged in a very similar way to the "territorial section" G of the Anti-Slavery Papers, K17-K33.

B.5.1   Correspondence, [1930-1939]

B.5.1.a   Letters A-Z, [1930-1939]


Letters (A-K)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K1
[1930-1939]
Extent: 1 box

Letters (L-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K2
[1930-1939]
Extent: 1 box

B.5.1.b   Letters in several files, [1930-1939]


Letters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K3
[1930-1939]
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • (1) miscellaneous letters
  • (2) miscellaneous letters
  • (3) miscellaneous letters
  • (4) file marked "Important letters on Slavery"
  • (5) letters of appreciation sent to Lady Simon after she had spoken at meetings
  • (6) personal file
  • (7) address book labelled "Names and Addresses of People Connected in any way with Slavery"

B.5.2   Notebooks etc., 1926-1939


Notebooks containing notes for speeches
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K4
[1930-1939]
Extent: 13 notebooks

Files containing notes for speeches and newspaper cuttings and pamphlets used in composing speeches
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K5
[1930-1939]
Extent: 3 files
Note: Many of the pamphlets are duplicated elsewhere in this collection.
Note: See also K13 below.

Scrapbooks containing newspaper cuttings, texts of speeches and typed notes for articles and for Lady Simon's book on slavery
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K6
[1930-1939]
Extent: 3 scrapbooks

Loose sheets of notes for speeches (apparently torn from notebooks similar to those in K4)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K7
[1930-1939]
Extent: 1 box

Scrap book and press cuttings relating to the anti-slavery movement and meetings at which Lady Simon spoke
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K7a
[1926-1935]
Extent: 2 files

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (1) scrap book containing cuttings, photographs, notes, etc., relating to the anti-slavery movement and meetings at which Lady Simon spoke, [1926-1933]
  • (2) press cuttings about meetings at which Lady Simon spoke [1928-1935]

B.5.3   Newspaper cuttings, 1791-1828, 1925-1952

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K8-K16


Book of mounted newspaper cuttings with loose cuttings at the back
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K8
Oct 1927-May 1930
Extent: 1 box

Book of mounted newspaper cuttings with a few loose cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K9
Jan 1928-Feb 1936
Extent: 1 box

Book of mounted newspaper cuttings with a few loose cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K10
May 1930-May 1932
Extent: 1 box

Book of mounted newspaper cuttings with a few loose cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K11
Feb 1934-Mar 1936
Extent: 1 box

Newspaper cuttings, containing also an occasional pamphlet or typewritten article
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K12
1929-1934
Extent: 1 box (2 files)

Scope and Content:

Comprises 2 files dated:

  • (1) 1929-1933
  • (2) 1933-1934

Newspaper cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K13
1929-1943
Extent: 1 box (6 files)

Scope and Content:

Comprises files labelled:

  • (1) "SLAVERY, Kathleen Simon", 1929-1934
  • (2) "Jews in Germany", 13 Jul 1934-4 Feb 1943
  • (3) unlabelled, mainly Abyssinia, 26 Aug 1935-22 Apr 1937
  • (4) "SLAVERY", 1937-1938
  • (5) "Notes for Speeches", Apr 1931-Aug 1938 (see also K5 above)
  • (6) "SLAVERY", 11 Mar-12 Apr 1939

Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings, unmounted
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K14
1925-1952
Extent: 1 box

Photostat of The Morning Chronicle, negative
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K15
19 Apr 1791
Extent: 4 sheets

Copies of The Morning Chronicle and The Courier
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K16
1791-1828
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises copies of:

  • The Morning Chronicle, with 2 photostats, positive, 19 Apr 1791
  • The Courier, 11 Jan 1820
  • The Morning Chronicle, 11 Sep 1828
  • The Morning Chronicle, 15 Sep 1828

B.5.4   Other papers, 1824-1825, 1847, [1912]-1952


The Anti-Slavery Reporter and Aborigines' Friend and annual reports of the Anti-Slavery and Aborigines' Protection Society
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K17
1932-1951
Extent: 1 box (37 items)

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • The Anti-Slavery Reporter and Aborigines' Friend, incomplete series, 24 items, Apr 1932-Jan 1950
  • Annual report of the Anti-Slavery and Aborigines' Protection Society, 13 items, 1944-1951

Minutes of meetings of the Anti-Slavery and Aborigines' Protection Society and occasional papers related to those minutes
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K18
1937-1952
Extent: 1 box

The Lady Simon Fund for the Abolition of Slavery
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K19
1937-1952
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Appeal sheets, notebook containing a list of donations, book of receipt stubs and two letters about the fund.


League of Coloured Peoples
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K20
[1941-1948]
Extent: 1 box (3 files / envelope)

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (1) file containing newsletters of the League, May 1941-Mar 1948, 37 items, and account of the West Indian Technicians' Holiday in London, annual reports etc., [1941-1948]
  • (2) envelope containing minutes of meetings and other papers, [1941-1948]
  • (3) file of correspondence dealing with the League, [1941-1948]

Papers dealing with early emancipators and the centenary celebrations
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K21
1825, 1915-1940
Extent: 4 files (1 box)

Scope and Content:
  • (1) William Wilberforce
  • (2) Thomas Clarkson
  • (3) William Carey, Levi Coffin, and the second report (1927) of the Female Society for the Relief of British Negro Slaves
  • (4) centenary celebration file with list of contents on the cover

File on the lynching of negroes in America
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K22
1921-1935
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:
  • cuttings from newspapers, pamphlets and leaflets produced by the:
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, with a covering letter
  • Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching, with a few related letters
  • Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States

Ethiopia
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K23
1922-1945
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • (1) Lady Simon's correspondence with the Foreign Office about Ethiopia
  • (2) letters from the Crown Prince of Ethiopia, with translations, and from Christine Hall living in Addis Ababa and Harrar, and carbon copies of Lady Simon's replies
  • (3) file of notes, drafts of letters, carbon copies of letters and newspaper cuttings about Ethiopia
  • (4) pamphlets on Ethiopia

India and Ceylon
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K24
1925-1935
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • (1) file of letters to Lady Simon from Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar of Madras and others
  • (2) Maharajah Chandra Shum Shere Jung Bahadur Rana's Appeal to the people of Nepal for the Emancipation of Slaves and Abolition of Slavery in the country (3 copies), 1925
  • (3) file of letters about regulations governing child adoption in Ceylon
  • (4) file of correspondence about criticism in Ceylon newspapers of a speech by Lady Simon and apologies to her

Mui Tsai
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K25
1929-1939
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • (1) letters and notes on Mui Tsai
  • (2) photographs and printed matter on Mui Tsai
  • (3) mounted newspaper cuttings on Mui Tsai in Hong Kong
  • (4) mounted newspaper cuttings on the Mui Tsai Commission
  • (5) printed memorandum by Sir George Maxwell on the Mui Tsai system, 2 Apr 1935
  • (6) file of letters and other papers about the Kulangsu Settlement for Freed Slaves in China, Mui Tsai in Hong Kong and slavery in other parts of China
  • (7) panchromatic plate of a deed of sale of a Chinese girl, with a negative print and translation

Foreign Office and League of Nations
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K26
1919-1935
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (1) Anti-Slavery Society memoranda to the Foreign Office
  • (2) Lady Simon's file on Slavery and the League of Nations, list of contents inside the cover
  • (3) draft memorandum to Sir John Simon about the Permanent Commission on Slavery in the League of Nations, [1932-1933]

Parliamentary papers
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K27
1931-1935
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content:
  • (1) Parliamentary Debates, House of Lords (includes motion on slavery), 22 Jul 1931
  • (2) Parliamentary Debates, House of Lords (motion on native rights in Kenya), 8 Feb 1933
  • (3) Parliamentary Debates, House of Lords (includes motion on the Italo-Abyssinian dispute), 5 Dec 1935
  • (4) Slavery, Debate in the House of Lords, 22nd July, 1931, extracts from speeches reprinted by the Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society in their centenary year, 1933

Articles and broadcasting scripts by Lady Simon
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K28
1928-1940
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • (1) typescripts of some of Lady Simon's speeches
  • (2) articles by Lady Simon, both typed and printed, with an occasional letter connected with them
  • (3) articles by Lady Simon and correspondence about them

Articles and broadcasting scripts by Lady Simon and other people
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K29
[1930]-1948
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • (1) file containing articles by Max Gruhl, Sir John Harries and others and a few notes used by Lady Simon for lectures or her own articles
  • (2) typescripts of broadcasts by several people, including Lady Simon, Sir John Harris and Charles Roberts. List of contents inside cover
  • (3) typescript of Sir John Simon's speech on slavery to the Royal Institute of International Affairs (2 copies), 3 Jun 1931
  • (4) file of newspaper articles by Captain Patrick Clifford on slavery in Africa and China, from the Sunday Mercury, 18 Mar-27 May 1934
  • (5) miscellaneous file of drafts of articles, with an occasional letter
  • (6) miscellaneous file on Africa, Germany and its colonies, Dr. Johnson on Slavery, and Native Races and the Liqueur Traffic, with occasional letter
  • (7) miscellaneous papers

Miscellaneous printed material, some published by the Anti-Slavery Society
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K30
1824, 1847, 1926-1948
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Pamphlets, leaflets, flyers, periodicals and press cuttings, including reprints of lectures and articles. Includes:

  • The London Missionary Society's Report of the Proceedings against the late Rev. J. Smith, of Demerara, Minister of the Gospel, who was tried under Martial Law, and Condemned to Death, on a Charge of Aiding and Assisting in a Rebellion of the Negro Slaves: From a Full and Correct Copy, Transmitted to England by Mr. Smith's Counsel, and including the Documentary Evidence Omitted in the Parliamentary Copy. With an Appendix, Containing the Letters and Statements of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Elliot, Mr. Arrindell, etc., and, also, the Society's Petition to the House of Commons, 1824
  • Slavery Forbidden by the Word of God. A Lecture by the Rev. David Young, DD, Perth, Delivered at the Request of the Free Church Anti-Slavery Society, 1847
  • Developments in East and Central Africa by Sir Montague Barlow, 1927
  • Clinging Chains or a Cry of the Suffering Slave, poems by Henry James Glanville with a foreword by Earl Beauchamp and dedication to Lady Simon, 1930
  • The Fiftieth Annual Report of the United Committee for the Prevention of the Demoralisation of the Native Races by the Liquor Traffic , 1937
  • The Truth about Britain, the League and Manchuria by Sir Rowland Evans, [1938]
  • three postcards of Christ Church Cathedral, Zanzibar, "built on the site of the old Slave Market", produced by the Universities Mission to Central Africa

Miscellaneous printed material, some published by the Anti-Slavery Society
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K31
[1912-1950]
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Pamphlets, leaflets, flyers, periodicals and press cuttings, including reprints of lectures and articles. Includes:

  • The Slave Market News, volume 1, numbers 3-5, 8, 24, 29, Dec 1924-Apr 1933 (7 issues)
  • The Crisis: A Record of the Darker Races, Apr-Jun 1935 (3 issues)
  • The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine, with a biographical introduction by John M. Robertson, [1912]
  • Les Nègres by Maurice Delafosse, 1927
  • Great Britain's Reward to the Kenya Native ex-Service Man by Charles Speller, 1931
  • Freedom for Colonial Peoples, selected addresses given at the Peace Aims Conference of the National Peace Council, "Peace Aims Pamphlet" number 11, 1942
  • Little Black Fingers. The Story of Carrolup Native Settlement Children, Western Australia by Florence Rutter ("an extract from the book to be published shortly"), [1950], including a Christmas card made using one of the images from the book

Map showing slavery areas
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 25 / K32
undated
Extent: 1 item

C   Papers of the Anti-Slavery Society (accessions 1951-1961), 1888, 1918-1965

Note: Catalogued by P. M. Pugh, March 1973.

Scope and Content:

The papers have been sorted and listed in an arrangement that follows as closely as possible that employed in the two previous guides to the Anti-Slavery Society's Papers. The second decennial accession consists of papers coming into or originating in the Society's office between 1951 and 1961, together with a considerable amount of material of earlier years and a very small amount no longer required by the Society of the immediately succeeding years. The present collection of papers falls into four groups, corresponding to the D, G, H and J sections of the earlier papers: section D continues the twentieth century series of correspondence, section G the papers most conveniently arranged for consultation according to the territory or subject to which they refer, section H the papers concerned with the Welfare of Africans in Europe and section J the accumulation of newspaper cuttings.

Where a number had been given by the Society to a particular file this is added at the end of the description of the file, e.g. [A 13].

C.1   Twentieth century correspondence, 1918-1961

C.1.1   Letters received and sent by officers of the Society, 1925-1961

C.1.1.a   Letters received, 1925-1950


Scope and Content:

This part of the collection (D8 / 1-7) contains the letters received by officers of the Society, principally the Secretaries, between 1925 and 1950. They are arranged in alphabetical order within the files.

C.1.1.a.1   Letters received, 1925-1943


Letters received (A-G)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D8 / 1
1925-1943
Extent: 9 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A
  • (file 2) Ba-Bl
  • (file 3) Bo-Bu
  • (file 4) Ca-Cl
  • (file 5) Co-Cy
  • (file 6) D
  • (file 7) E
  • (file 8) F
  • (file 9) G

Letters received (H-P)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D8 / 2
1925-1943
Extent: 11 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) Ha-He
  • (file 2) Hi-Hy
  • (file 3) I-J
  • (file 4) K
  • (file 5) L
  • (file 6) Ma-Me
  • (file 7) Mi-Mu
  • (file 8) N
  • (file 9) O
  • (file 10) Pa-Ph
  • (file 11) Pi-Py

Letters received (R-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D8 / 3
1925-1943
Extent: 9 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) R
  • (file 2) Sa-Sl
  • (file 3) Sm-Sy
  • (file 4) Simon, Lady Kathleen and Sir John
  • (file 5) T
  • (file 6) V
  • (file 7) Wa-Wh
  • (file 8) Wi-Wr
  • (file 9) X-Z

C.1.1.a.2   Letters received, 1944-1950


Letters received (A-C)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D8 / 4
1944-1950
Extent: 3 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A
  • (file 2) B
  • (file 3) C

Letters received (D-H)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D8 / 5
1944-1950
Extent: 5 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) D
  • (file 2) E
  • (file 3) F
  • (file 4) G
  • (file 5) H

Letters received (I-O)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D8 / 6
1944-1950
Extent: 7 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) I
  • (file 2) J
  • (file 3) K
  • (file 4) L
  • (file 5) M
  • (file 6) N
  • (file 7) O

Letters received (P-V)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D8 / 7
1944-1950
Extent: 6 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) P
  • (file 2) Press
  • (file 3) R
  • (file 4) S
  • (file 5) T
  • (file 6) U-V

C.1.1.b   Letters sent, 1940-1949


Scope and Content:

This part of the collection (D9 / 1-7) consists of carbon copies of the letters sent out by the Society between 1940 and 1947. In the first five boxes they are arranged alphabetically within the date limits of the box; in the last two boxes they are arranged in chronological order between 1945 and 1947 and numbered.


Letters sent (A-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D9 / 1
1 Sep 1940-31 Aug 1941
Extent: 6 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-B
  • (file 2) C-G
  • (file 3) H-K
  • (file 4) L-N
  • (file 5) O-R
  • (file 6) S-Z

Letters sent (A-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D9 / 2
1 Sep 1941-31 May 1942
Extent: 6 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-C
  • (file 2) D-H
  • (file 3) I-M
  • (file 4) N-Q
  • (file 5) R-S
  • (file 6) T-Z

Letters sent (A-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D9 / 3
1 Jun 1942-30 Apr 1943
Extent: 6 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-C
  • (file 2) D-H
  • (file 3) I-M
  • (file 4) N-Q
  • (file 5) R-S
  • (file 6) T-Z

Letters sent (A-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D9 / 4
1 May 1943-9 Feb 1944
Extent: 5 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-D
  • (file 2) D-H
  • (file 3) I-N
  • (file 4) O-S
  • (file 5) T-Z

Letters sent (A-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D9 / 5
Feb-Aug 1944
Extent: 4 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-D
  • (file 2) E-H
  • (file 3) I-Q
  • (file 4) R-Z

Letters sent (numbers 1-1000)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D9 / 6
15 Apr 1945-25 Sep 1946
Extent: 5 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) numbers 1-200
  • (file 2) numbers 201-400
  • (file 3) numbers 401-600
  • (file 4) numbers 601-800
  • (file 5) numbers 801-1000

Letters sent (numbers 1001-2494)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D9 / 7
26 Sep 1946-23 Jul 1947
Extent: 6 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) numbers 1001-1200
  • (file 2) numbers 1201-1400
  • (file 3) numbers 1401-1594
  • (file 4) numbers 1955-2200
  • (file 5) numbers 2201-2400
  • (file 6) numbers 2401-2494

The gap between numbers 1594 and 1955 is due to a slip in the numbering of the letters, not to any break in the series since the dates of the letters follow without a break.

C.1.1.c   Letters received and sent, 1950-1961


Scope and Content:

This part of the collection contains both letters received by officers of the Society and carbon copies of those sent by them between 1950 and 1961.


Correspondence with the Joint President, Chairman and the Executive Committee
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 1
1950-1961
Extent: 4 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) correspondence with Lord Winster, Joint President [N11], 1950-1957
  • (file 2) correspondence with H. P. Tapscott, Chairman of the General Committee [N 1], 1951-1957
  • (file 3) Chairman's correspondence [D 1], 1958-1960
  • (file 4) Executive Committee correspondence [D 2], 1959-1961

Correspondence with French members, societies, publishers, magazines, etc.
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 2
1951-1957
Extent: 3 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-D
  • (file 2) E-R
  • (file 3) S-Z

Correspondence with American members, societies, publishers, magazines, etc.
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 3
1952-1957
Extent: 3 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-F
  • (file 2) G-Q
  • (file 3) R-Z

Correspondence with German members, societies, publishers, magazines, etc.
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 4
1953-1957
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) German correspondence (A-Z)

Correspondence with committee members
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 5
1951-1956
Extent: 5 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-B
  • (file 2) C-H
  • (file 3) K-L
  • (file 4) M-R
  • (file 5) S-W

Correspondence with members
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 6
1953-1957
Extent: 8 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-B
  • (file 2) C
  • (file 3) D-E
  • (file 4) F-I
  • (file 5) J
  • (file 6) K-L
  • (file 7) M-S
  • (file 8) T-Y

Correspondence with members and the Executive Committee
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 7
1957-1958
Extent: 4 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-C
  • (file 2) D-H
  • (file 3) J-O
  • (file 4) P-Y

General correspondence
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 8
1950-1957
Extent: 6 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-B
  • (file 2) C-F
  • (file 3) G-K
  • (file 4) L-Q
  • (file 5) R-S
  • (file 6) T-W

General correspondence
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 9
1951-1957
Extent: 6 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-B
  • (file 2) C-G
  • (file 3) H
  • (file 4) I-L
  • (file 5) M-O
  • (file 6) P-Y

General correspondence
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 10
1956-1957
Extent: 5 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) A-B
  • (file 2) C-G
  • (file 3) H-L
  • (file 4) M-O
  • (file 5) P-Z

General correspondence
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 11
1958-1959
Extent: 2 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) correspondence with individuals in the United Kingdom [D 12]
  • (file 2) correspondence with individuals abroad [A 11]

C.1.2   Papers connected with the running of the Society, 1918-1961


Scope and Content:

This part of the collection (D11 / 1-7) consists of papers connected with the running of the Society, its meetings, annual reports, journal (The Anti-Slavery Reporter and Aborigines' Friend), financial arrangements, appeals made to charities and members for financial support, and the general work of the office.


Office management (I)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 1
1951-1960
Extent: 6 files

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (file 1) the aims and work of the Society [N 2], 1951-1957
  • (file 2) the Society's name - suggestions [N 4], 1955
  • (file 3) incorporation of the Society [D 25], 1958
  • (file 4) library lists, lists of publications, etc. [N 30 B], undated
  • (file 5) correspondence and other papers concerning the library [D 7], 1957-1960
  • (file 6) minutes, agenda of committee meetings, drafts of reports and correspondence about meetings [N 29], 1955-1958

Office management (II)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 2
1953-1959
Extent: 8 files

Scope and Content:

(Box 1)

  • (file 1) correspondence (A-G) [Z 5], 1956-1957
  • (file 2) correspondence (H-Z) [Z 5], 1956-1957

(Box 2)

  • (file 3) appointment of Joint Treasurers [N 5], 1954
  • (file 4) appointment of Secretary and of a Vice-Chairman [N 32], 1955, 1957
  • (file 5) staff vacancies [N 33], 1957
  • (file 6) correspondence with printers [D 16], 1958-1959
  • (file 7) annual report, luncheon and obituaries [N 6], 1957-1958
  • (file 8) annual reports, proofs, correspondence with printers, etc. [N 7], 1953-1957

Office management (III)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 3
1954-1961
Extent: 6 files

Scope and Content:

(Box 1)

  • (file 1) advertising [N 10], 1954-1955
  • (file 2) publicity [D 6], 1957-1959
  • (file 3) publicity [D 6(iv)], 1959-1960
  • (file 4) The Anti-Slavery Reporter[N 30], 1956-1958

(Box 2)

  • (file 5) The Anti-Slavery Reporter, 1958
  • (file 6) The Anti-Slavery Reporter[D 15], 1959-1961

Office management (IV)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 4
1947-1961
Extent: 6 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) outstanding account for pamphlets, 1947-1957
  • (file 2) press, magazines, publishers correspondence (A-N), 1950-1956
  • (file 3) press, magazines, publishers correspondence (O-Z), 1950-1956
  • (file 4) literature mailing list, correspondence (A-K), 1951-1957
  • (file 5) literature mailing list, correspondence (L-Z), 1951-1957
  • (file 6) new pamphlet on slavery, 1956-1961

Financial papers
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 5
1918-1957
Extent: 3 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) accounts, 1918, 1935-1944
  • (file 2) financial papers [N 5], 1941-1957
  • (file 3) Friends' Provident Association [N 8], 1950-1957

Appeals (I)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 6
1927-1944
Extent: 2 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) appeals, 1927-1944
  • (file 2) appeals, [1934-1943]

Appeals (II)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 7
1940-1958
Extent: 6 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) Sir John Harris Appeal, 1940-1949
  • (file 2) appeals to charities [N 3], 1953-1956
  • (file 3) appeals to charities [N 3], 1954-1957
  • (file 4) appeals to charities [D 14], 1955-1958
  • (file 5) Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation [N 3], 1956-1957
  • (file 6) subscriptions, 1956-1957

C.2   Territorial files, 1888, 1926-1965


Scope and Content:

This part of the collection (G518-G811) is a continuation of the territorial section described in the two former guides to the Anti-Slavery Papers. With only slight variations, caused by the increase in the number of subjects in which the Society was interested, the order followed is the same as that in the two previous lists. The main sections are headed Commonwealth, Africa, America, British Central America and the West Indies, Asia and the Far East, Australia and Australasia, and the Middle East, followed by Other Papers arranged according to subject and a section on the United Nations Organisation and other associations.

Each file is numbered and, if the papers were found loose in the file, they have been arranged in chronological order, if fixed in the file they have been left in the order in which the staff of the Society filed them, whether in reverse chronological order or a roughly alphabetical order.

C.2.1   Commonwealth, 1944-1961


Colonial (general) [S 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G518
1944-1957
Extent: 1 file

Commonwealth (general) [A 13]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G519
1960-1961
Extent: 1 file

C.2.2   Africa, 1945-1962


Africa (general) [J 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G520
1945, 1955-1957
Extent: 1 file

Technical assistance for Africa south of the Sahara [J 2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G521
1950-1956
Extent: 1 file

Africa (general, judicial sentences) [A 11]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G522
1954-1955
Extent: 1 file

Africa (general) [B 2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G523
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

Africa (general) [B 2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G524
1959-1962
Extent: 1 file

Notes on the position of African government ministers in relation to permanent officials
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G525
1960-1961
Extent: 1 file

Royal Institute of International Affairs, African documentation [A 16]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G526
1962
Extent: 1 file

C.2.3   East Africa, 1888, 1930, 1940-1962


Royal Commission on East Africa [F 3]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G527
1953-1956
Extent: 1 file

East Africa (general) [B 9])
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G528
1958-1961
Extent: 1 file

Kenya
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G529
1888, 1930, 1942-1946
Extent: 1 file

Kenya (land and settlement)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G530
1940-1952
Extent: 1 file

Kenya Committee
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G531
1954
Extent: 1 file

Kenya (meeting at Alliance Hall, London, 30 Sep 1954)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G532
1954
Extent: 1 file

Kenya (newspaper cuttings) [File 43]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G533
1954
Extent: 1 file

Kenya (Mau Mau, newspaper cuttings)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G534
1954
Extent: 1 file

Kenya [F 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G535
1954-1957
Extent: 1 file

Kenya (inter-racial school) [F 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G536
1955-1956
Extent: 1 file

Kenya (the Society's deputation to the Secretary of State for the Colonies) [F 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G537
1953, 1955-1956
Extent: 1 file

Kenya (the Society's deputation to the Secretary of State for the Colonies) [F 2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G538
1955-1956
Extent: 1 file

Kenya (law and order) [F 11]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G539
1955-1956
Extent: 1 file

Kenya (detention camps, Eileen Fletcher) [F 5]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G540
1956
Extent: 1 file

Kenya (parliamentary delegation) [F 9]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G541
1956-1957
Extent: 1 file

Kenya (Africa Bureau)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G542
1957
Extent: 1 file

Kenya (constitution) [B 10]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G543
1957-1962
Extent: 1 file

Kenya (Volume I) [B 10]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G544
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

Kenya (Volume II) [B 10]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G545
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

Kenya (including Hola camp)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G546
1958-1960
Extent: 1 file

Somalia [L 2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G547
1955-1957
Extent: 1 file

Somaliland [B 27]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G548
1960
Extent: 1 file

Tanganyika [F 6]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G549
1945-1957
Extent: 1 file

Tanganyika [B 11]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G550
1958-1960
Extent: 1 file

Tanganyika [B 11]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G551
1961-1962
Extent: 1 file

Uganda
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G552
1942-1945, 1950
Extent: 1 file

Uganda (immigrant labour from Ruanda-Urundi) [F 7]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G553
1953-1956
Extent: 1 file

Uganda [B 12]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G554
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

Uganda [B 12]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G555
1959-1962
Extent: 1 file

Zanzibar [B 28]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G556
1960-1962
Extent: 1 file

C.2.4   British Central Africa, 1930-1962


Northern Rhodesia (printed material)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G557
1930-1961
Extent: 1 file

Northern Rhodesia [H 2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G558
1951-1956
Extent: 1 file

Northern Rhodesia (constitution) [H 7]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G559
1953-1954
Extent: 1 file

Northern Rhodesia (African education) [H 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G560
1953-1954
Extent: 1 file

Northern Rhodesia (Copperbelt) [H 3]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G561
1954-1956
Extent: 1 file

Northern Rhodesia [B 14]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G562
1955-1962
Extent: 1 file

Northern Rhodesia (Volume I) [B 14]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G563
1957-1959
Extent: 1 file

Northern Rhodesia (Volume II) [B 14]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G564
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

Northern Rhodesia [B 14]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G565
1959-1960
Extent: 1 file

Northern Rhodesia (Daily Herald versus Welensky libel)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G566
1960
Extent: 1 file

Nyasaland [F 8]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G567
1955-1957
Extent: 1 file

Nyasaland [B 16]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G568
1960-1962
Extent: 1 file

Southern Rhodesia and Northern Rhodesia [H 1 & 2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G569
1940-1941
Extent: 1 file

Southern Rhodesia [H 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G570
1947-1957
Extent: 1 file

Southern Rhodesia [B 15]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G571
1957-1959
Extent: 1 file

Southern Rhodesia [B 15]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G572
1960-1962
Extent: 1 file

Central Africa (Federation)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G573
1938-1960
Extent: 1 file

Central African Federation [H 6]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G574
1951-1957
Extent: 1 file

Central African Federation
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G575
1957-1958
Extent: 1 file

Central African Federation [B 13]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G576
1957-1959
Extent: 1 file

Central African Federation (ordinances, government notices, printed papers, newspaper cuttings)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G577
1958
Extent: 1 file

Central African Federation [B 13]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G578
1959-1961
Extent: 1 file

The [Central Africa] Reading Group
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G579
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

Thomas Fox-Pitt (journey to the Federation) [D 24]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G580
1958
Extent: 1 file

Lord Noel Buxton (visit to Central Africa) [E 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G581
1959-1960
Extent: 1 file

Rhodesian University [H 5]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G582
1956
Extent: 1 file

C.2.5   High Commission Territories, 1935-1963


South African Protectorates
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G583
1937-1950
Extent: 1 file

High Commission Territories [E 3 & B 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G584
1951-1956, 1959
Extent: 1 file

Basutoland
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G585
1937-1944
Extent: 1 file

Basutoland [E 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G586
1955-1957
Extent: 1 file

Basutoland [B 5]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G587
1960-1962
Extent: 1 file

Bechuanaland (Tshekedi Khama)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G588
1935, 1940-1946
Extent: 1 file

Bechuanaland (Tshekedi Khama and Seretse Khama) [13]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G589
1946-1950
Extent: 1 file

Bechuanaland (Tshekedi Khama and Seretse Khama) [E 6]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G590
1951-1956
Extent: 1 file

Bechuanaland [E 5]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G591
1951-1958
Extent: 1 file

Bechuanaland [B 6]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G592
1958-1960
Extent: 1 file

Swaziland [3]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G593
1940-1945
Extent: 1 file

Swaziland [E 7]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G594
1951-1957
Extent: 1 file

Swaziland [B 7]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G595
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

Swaziland [B 7]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G596
1960-1963
Extent: 1 file

C.2.6   South Africa, 1929-1962


South Africa
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G597
1929-1949
Extent: 1 file

Margaret Ballinger (articles for Umteteli wa Bantu)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G598
1950
Extent: 1 file

South Africa (education, Bantu Act) [G 3]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G599
1951-1956
Extent: 1 file

South Africa (prisons) [96 A]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G600
1953-1955
Extent: 1 file

South Africa (racial discrimination) [G 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G601
1951-1957
Extent: 1 file

South Africa (racial discrimination) [G 2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G602
1953-1955
Extent: 1 file

South Africa [B 8]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G603
1957-1959
Extent: 1 file

South Africa [B 8]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G604
1960-1962
Extent: 1 file

Norwegian South African Committee [B 8]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G605
1962
Extent: 1 file

South Africa (farm labour affidavits)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G606
1956-1957
Extent: 1 file

South Africa (farm prison system) [B 8]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G607
1957-1960
Extent: 1 file

South Africa (affidavits concerning deportations to Basutoland)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G608
1960
Extent: 1 file

South Africa (affidavits by natives of Nyasaland in the Union concerning "Modder B")
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G609
1961
Extent: 1 file

C.2.7   South-West Africa, 1947-1962


South-West Africa
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G610
1947-1949
Extent: 1 file

South-West Africa (general) [B 3]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G611
1948-1959
Extent: 1 file

South-West Africa
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G612
1949-1951, 1962
Extent: 1 file

South-West Africa (Rev. Michael Scott) [E 2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G613
1949-1956
Extent: 1 file

South-West Africa [E 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G614
1951-1957
Extent: 1 file

South-West Africa [B 3]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G615
1952, 1960-1961
Extent: 1 file

C.2.8   British West Africa, 1939-1962


West Africa (evidence of slavery) [A 12]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G616
1954-1959
Extent: 1 file

West Africa (evidence of slavery) [A 12]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G617
1957-1962
Extent: 1 file

Gambia
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G618
1939-1945
Extent: 1 file

Gambia [K 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G619
1952-1955
Extent: 1 file

Gambia [B 17]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G620
1959
Extent: 1 file

Ghana [K 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G621
1951-1957
Extent: 1 file

Ghana [B 19]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G622
1959
Extent: 1 file

Ghana [B 19]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G623
1960-1962
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria (civil servants' salaries, conscription of labour, Nigerian labourers in Fernando Po) [K 7]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G624
1952-1958
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria and Fernando Po [B 20]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G625
1959
Extent: 1 file

Nigeria and Fernando Po [B 20]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G626
1960-1962
Extent: 1 file

Sierra Leone [K 2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G627
1951-1957
Extent: 1 file

Sierra Leone [B 18]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G628
1956-1960
Extent: 1 file

Sierra Leone [B 18]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G629
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

C.2.9   West Africa, 1948-1961


Belgian Congo [K 8]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G630
1954-1956
Extent: 1 file

Belgian Congo [B 21]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G631
1959-1960
Extent: 1 file

Belgian Congo [B 21]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G632
1960-1961
Extent: 1 file

Cameroons [B 23]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G633
1959
Extent: 1 file

Cameroons [B 23]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G634
1960-1961
Extent: 1 file

Liberia [K 3]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G635
1951-1957
Extent: 1 file

Liberia (Portugal's complaint to the United Nations) [A 6]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G636
1948-1957
Extent: 1 file

Togoland [K 5]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G637
1948-1957
Extent: 1 file

C.2.10   Portuguese African Colonies, 1947-1965


Portuguese Africa (report of Henrique Galvão)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G638
1947
Extent: 1 file

Portuguese Africa (Henrique Galvão's statement on forced labour) [B 22]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G639
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

Angola and Mozambique [B 22]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G640
1947, 1959-1962
Extent: 1 file

Portuguese West Africa (forced labour) [B 22]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G641
1954-1957
Extent: 1 file

Portuguese Africa [B 22]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G642
1958-1961
Extent: 1 file

United Nations: Report of the Fourth Committee
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G643
1959
Extent: 1 file

International Labour Organisation: Commission of Inquiry into Forced Labour in Portuguese Africa
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G644
1961
Extent: 1 file

Portuguese Africa [B 22]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G645
1961-1964
Extent: 1 file

Angola [B 22]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G646
1959-1962
Extent: 1 file

Angola [B 22]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G647
1961
Extent: 1 file

Angola (deputation to the Ambassador of Portugal) [B 22]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G648
1961-1962
Extent: 1 file

Angola Committee
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G649
1965
Extent: 1 file

Portuguese student refugees
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G650
1962
Extent: 1 file

Correspondence about the translation of the novel Camaxilo
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G651
1961
Extent: 1 file

C.2.11   French African Colonies, 1951-1960


Ex-French colonies and Algeria [J 3]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G652
1951-1958
Extent: 1 file

French north and equatorial Africa [C 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G653
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

North Africa, Egypt, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco [C 2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G654
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

Algeria and Mauretania [C 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G655
1960
Extent: 1 file

Mali [B 26]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G656
1960
Extent: 1 file

Morocco
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G657
1955-1957
Extent: 1 file

Morocco [C 2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G658
1960
Extent: 1 file

C.2.12   Ethiopia, 1931-1963


"Katish", scenario for film set in Abyssinia
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G659
1931
Extent: 1 file

Ethiopia [72]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G660
1931-1945
Extent: 4 files

Ethiopia [83]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G660a
1936-1941
Extent: 1 file

Ethiopia [13]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G661
1953-1957
Extent: 1 file

Ethiopia [B 24]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G662
1959
Extent: 1 file

Ethiopia [B 24]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G663
1960-1963
Extent: 1 file

C.2.13   Sudan, 1945-1959


Sudan
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G664
1945
Extent: 1 file

Sudan [L 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G665
1955-1957
Extent: 1 file

Sudan (female circumcision) [A 12]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G666
1956
Extent: 1 file

Sudan [B 29]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G667
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

C.2.14   Indian Ocean, 1943-1956


Mauritius
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G668
1943-1946
Extent: 1 file

Mauritius [J 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G669
1954-1956
Extent: 1 file

Seychelles [J 5]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G670
1943-1956
Extent: 1 file

C.2.15   America, 1937-1962


American contacts
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G671
1937-1944
Extent: 1 file

North America [Q 2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G672
1943-1945, 1956
Extent: 1 file

North America [C 6]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G673
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

Canada and Newfoundland [Q 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G674
1941-1957
Extent: 1 file

North America, Canada and United States [C 6]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G675
1958-1960
Extent: 1 file

Central America [Q 3]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G676
1954-1957
Extent: 1 file

Central and South America [C 7]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G677
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

Central and South America [C 7]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G678
1960-1962
Extent: 1 file

South America [Q 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G679
1955-1957
Extent: 1 file

C.2.16   West Indies and British Central America, 1937-1962


West Indies (bases, British Guiana, British Honduras, Trinidad) [P 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G680
1951-1957
Extent: 1 file

West Indies [C 5]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G681
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

West Indies [C 5]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G682
1960-1962
Extent: 1 file

West Indian immigration [P 2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G683
1954-1955
Extent: 1 file

West Indies (need for development of industries)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G684
1957
Extent: 1 file

Barbados [P 7]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G685
1944
Extent: 1 file

British Guiana
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G686
1937-1942
Extent: 1 file

British Guiana [P 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G687
1952-1957
Extent: 1 file

British Honduras [P 5]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G688
1951-1957
Extent: 1 file

Jamaica [P 3]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G689
1951-1957]
Extent: 1 file

Trinidad [P 6]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G690
1942-1956
Extent: 1 file

C.2.17   Asia and the Far East, 1929-1962


Chinese Slaves Home
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G691
1929-1941
Extent: 1 file

Mui-Tsai [A 10]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G692
1941, 1951-1957
Extent: 1 file

Ceylon [M 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G693
1951-1956
Extent: 1 file

India and Africa [M 3]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G694
1955, 1957
Extent: 1 file

India (debt bondage) [A 14]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G695
1961-1962
Extent: 1 file

Malaya [M 5]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G696
1951-1957
Extent: 1 file

Far East (general) [C 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G697
1956-1960
Extent: 1 file

Far East [C 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G698
1960-1962
Extent: 1 file

C.2.18   Australia and Australasia, 1940-1962


Australian aborigines (contains extracts from some earlier papers) [R 5]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G699
1940-1944
Extent: 1 file

Australian aborigines [R 6]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G700
1943-1950
Extent: 1 file

Australian aborigines [R 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G701
1950-1957
Extent: 1 file

Australia (rocket tests) [R 2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G702
1946-1948
Extent: 1 file

Australia [R 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G703
1943-1958
Extent: 1 file

Australia [R 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G704
1957-1958
Extent: 1 file

Australia [C 8]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G705
1950-1962
Extent: 1 file

Australia [R 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G706
1961-1962
Extent: 1 file

Niue Islanders [R 8]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G707
1953-1954
Extent: 1 file

New Guinea [R 7]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G708
1953-1957
Extent: 1 file

Guinea [B 25]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G709
1962
Extent: 1 file

C.2.19   Middle East, 1945-1962


Arabia [A 7]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G710
1954-1956
Extent: 1 file

Arabia [B 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G711
1956-1962
Extent: 1 file

Arabia [B 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G712
1957-1959
Extent: 1 file

Middle East (British colonies) [C 3]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G713
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

Malta [M 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G714
1945-1962
Extent: 1 file

Cyprus [M 2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G715
1954-1957
Extent: 1 file

Bahrain [M 6]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G716
1957
Extent: 1 file

Middle East [M 7]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G717
1956-1957
Extent: 1 file

Middle East [C 3]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G718
1961-1962
Extent: 1 file

C.2.20   Other Papers, 1941-1964


Slavery (general) [A 2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G719
1952-1957
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (general) [A 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G720
1954-1957
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (general) [A 7]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G721
1957-1960
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (general) [A 7]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G722
1960-1962
Extent: 1 file

Debate on slavery in the House of Lords [A 11]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G723
1959-1960
Extent: 1 file

Article on slavery by Thomas Fox-Pitt, Secretary [A 7a]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G724
1962
Extent: 1 file

Marriage and slavery [A 8]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G725
1953-1957
Extent: 1 file

Marriage and slavery [A 3]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G726
1957-1960
Extent: 1 file

Marriage and slavery [A 3]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G727
1959
Extent: 1 file

Marriage and slavery [A 3]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G728
1961-1964
Extent: 1 file

Prostitution and slavery [A 9]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G729
1955-1957
Extent: 1 file

Prostitution and slavery [A 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G730
1958
Extent: 1 file

Prostitution and slavery [A 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G731
1962
Extent: 1 file

Exploitation of children [A 9]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G732
1959-1960
Extent: 1 file

Child slavery [A 9]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G733
1959-1961
Extent: 1 file

Racial discrimination [N 18]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G734
1944-1957
Extent: 1 file

Racial discrimination [A 8]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G735
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

Racial discrimination [A 8]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G736
1959-1960
Extent: 1 file

Deportation and arbitrary arrest, memorandum by R. K. Batstone [N 20]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G737
1951-1957
Extent: 1 file

Treatment of offenders [N 25]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G738
1954-1957
Extent: 1 file

Colonial Development Corporation [S 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G739
1946-1956
Extent: 1 file

Colonial development [A 10]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G740
1957
Extent: 1 file

Colonial development [A 10]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G741
1959-1960
Extent: 1 file

Sugar [S 2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G742
1941-1955
Extent: 1 file

Colonial produce, mainly cocoa [S 3]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G743
1941-1952
Extent: 1 file

Reopening of the fountain to Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton in the Victoria Tower Gardens [N 11]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G744
1957
Extent: 1 file
Note: See also G838-G840

Stroud Memorial Arch [D 6(ii)]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G745
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

H. J. Tapscott's eightieth birthday [D 27]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G746
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

Wilberforce bicentenary celebrations [D 6(v)]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G747
1959
Extent: 1 file

Lord Samuel's memorandum on a Joint Select Parliamentary Committee on Colonial Affairs [S 5]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G748
1943-1944
Extent: 1 file

Correspondence about The Beldam Papers
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G749
1949-1952
Extent: 1 file

Community development projects [N 23]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G750
1953-1957
Extent: 1 file

Correspondence about Godfrey Matthews [N 34]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G751
1957
Extent: 1 file

Personal file of Thomas Fox-Pitt, Secretary
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G752
1957-1958, 1964
Extent: 1 file

Basil Davidson (correspondence concerning a grant to support his research on the historical impact of the slave trade on Africa) [D 19]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G753
1958
Extent: 1 file

Correspondence about Slavery by C. W. W. Greenidge [D 6(iii)]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G754
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

Manica Trading Company (apology for libel) [D 26]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G755
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

Lord Maugham's articles on slavery in North Africa (correspondence and newspaper cuttings) [D 27]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G756
1959-1961
Extent: 1 file

Miscellaneous projects [F 3]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G757
1962
Extent: 1 file

Excerpts from books on slavery [D 13]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G758
undated
Extent: 1 file

Memoranda on "Conflicts in British Commonwealth Policy" and "The Colour Question in South Africa" [N 27]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G759
undated
Extent: 1 file

C.2.21   United Nations, 1926, 1945-1962


Correspondence and memoranda concerning representation of the Society at the United Nations, etc. [D 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G760
1948-1956
Extent: 1 file

Memoranda from the Society to the United Nations
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G761
1955-1958
Extent: 1 file

Correspondence with officials of the Department of Human Rights [D 2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G762
1950-1957
Extent: 1 file

Human Rights Commissions [D 10]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G763
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

International accountability [N 22]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G764
1945, 1955-1956
Extent: 1 file

Committee on Information on Non-Self-Governing Territories [N 21]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G765
1955-1957
Extent: 1 file

Conference on Eradication of Prejudice and Discrimination [N 19]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G766
1955-1957
Extent: 1 file

Non-Governmental Organisations' consultative status [D 3]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G767
1951-1957
Extent: 1 file

Non-Governmental Organisations' presentation of resolutions in connection with implementation of slavery conventions [A 1(5)]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G768
1962
Extent: 1 file

United Nations (general) [A 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G769
1957-1959
Extent: 1 file

United Nations (general) [A 1(i)]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G770
1960-1962
Extent: 1 file

United Nations information sheets, Hansard extracts [A 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G771
1953-1956
Extent: 1 file

Memoranda, broadcasting scripts, articles and printed papers [A 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G772
1948, 1955-1957
Extent: 1 file

Economic and Social Council and the Standing Conference on the Economic and Social Work of the United Nations [A 1(4)]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G773
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file
Note: See also G788 and G789.

Economic and Social Council [A 1(iv)]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G774
1959-1962
Extent: 1 file

Economic and Social Council [A 1(iv)]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G775
1962
Extent: 1 file

Mandates and Trust Territories (general) [D 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G776
1954-1957
Extent: 1 file

United Nations papers and the Geneva slavery conference [A 3]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G777
1956
Extent: 1 file

The British Government and United Nations machinery for implementation of the slavery conventions [A 2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G778
1957-1959
Extent: 1 file

Correspondence with the Foreign Office about the slavery conventions [A 2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G779
1957-1959
Extent: 1 file

International Labour Organisation [A 6]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G780
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

International Labour Organisation [A 6]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G781
1960-1962
Extent: 1 file

Forced labour (Workers' Defence League) [B 3]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G782
1948-1949
Extent: 1 file

Forced labour (also a memorandum of 1926) [B 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G783
1926, 1951-1957
Extent: 1 file

Forced labour [A 5]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G784
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

C.2.22   United Nations Association, 1957-1962


United Nations Association [A 1(3)]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G785
1958-1961
Extent: 1 file

United Nations Association [A 1(iii)]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G786
1959
Extent: 1 file

United Nations Association [A 1(3)]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G787
1962
Extent: 1 file

Standing Conference on the Economic and Social Work of the United Nations [A 1(2)]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G788
1957-1958
Extent: 1 file
Note: See also G773.

Standing Council on the Economic and Social Work of the United Nations [A 1(2)]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G789
1959-1960
Extent: 1 file
Note: See also G773.

C.2.23   Other associations, 1950-1962


Africa Bureau [D 28]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G790
1957-1959
Extent: 1 file

Africa Bureau [D 24]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G791
1960-1962
Extent: 1 file

Anti-Apartheid Movement [A 15]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G792
1960-1962
Extent: 1 file

Arab Student Union [A 6]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G793
1954-1956
Extent: 1 file

Committee of African Organisations [D 23]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G794
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

Committee of African Organisations [D 23]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G795
1959-1960
Extent: 1 file

Christian Action [D 30]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G796
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

Christian Action [D 25]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G797
1960
Extent: 1 file

Congress of Peoples against Imperialism [N 24]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G798
1952-1954
Extent: 1 file

Institute of Race Relations [N 16]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G799
1957
Extent: 1 file

International League for the Rights of Man [N 17]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G800
1950-1958
Extent: 1 file

International League for the Rights of Man [D 17]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G801
1958-1960
Extent: 1 file

Justice (the British section of the International Commission of Jurists) [D 21]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G802
1958-1960
Extent: 1 file

Moral Rearmament [D 22]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G803
1958
Extent: 1 file

National Peace Council [D 21]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G804
1959-1962
Extent: 1 file

Société des Amis de l'Abbé Grégoire (exhibition on slavery) [A 7(B)]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G805
1962
Extent: 1 file

Society of Friends [N 16]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G806
1953-1957
Extent: 1 file

Universities and Left Review [D 29]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G807
1958
Extent: 1 file

West Indian Students' Centre [N 14]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G808
1954-1957
Extent: 1 file

Miscellaneous organisations [D 20]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G809
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

Public meeting on slavery at Caxton Hall, 27 March [A 5]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G810
1956
Extent: 1 file

Meetings of several associations [D 18]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G811
1957-1960
Extent: 1 file

C.3   Records of the Committee for the Welfare of Africans in Europe, 1940-1962


Scope and Content:

This part of the collection (H3 / 1-3) consists of letters to the Secretaries and Assistant Secretaries of the Society, with carbon copies of their replies and other relevant papers concerning the needs and well-being of Africans residing in Britain.

Many letters deal with loans from the Society's trust fund or from other funds and societies, either to students or trainees in need or to assist in the repatriation of Africans, particularly immediately after the Second World War. Other letters deal with the Society's attempts to obtain university and college places, training or work for unemployed Africans. Occasionally appeals from West Indians are found among these letters. They are usually arranged under the name of the person for whom the appeal was made.


Committee for the Welfare of Africans in Europe
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H3 / 1
1940-1943, 1951
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • (1) letters and papers (A-Z), 1940, 1951
  • (2) letters and papers (A-B), 1941-1943
  • (3) letters and papers (C-E), 1941-1943
  • (4) letters and papers (F-K), 1941-1943
  • (5) letters and papers (L-Z), 1941-1943

Committee for the Welfare of Africans in Europe
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H3 / 2
1944-1950
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • (1) letters and papers (A-Z), 1944-1950

Committee for the Welfare of Africans in Europe
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 23 / H3 / 3
1951-1962
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:
  • (1) letters and papers (A-E), 1951-1956
  • (2) letters and papers (F-O), 1951-1956
  • (3) letters and papers (P-Z), 1951-1956
  • (4) Financial papers, 1958-1962

C.4   Newspaper cuttings, 1950-1965


Bound volume of newspaper cuttings, accumulated between 1950 and 1965
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J50
1950-1965
Extent: 1 volume

Box of mounted but unbound cuttings, accumulated between 1950 and 1965
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J51
1950-1965
Extent: 1 box (2 files)

Newspaper cuttings about slavery and slaves
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J51a
1950s
Extent: 1 box

D   Papers of the Anti-Slavery Society (accessions 1961-1971), 1826-1978

Note: Catalogued by Sarah Mackesy, July 1980.

Scope and Content:

This is the fourth list to be prepared of papers deriving from the Society now known as the Anti-Slavery Society for the Protection of Human Rights. To understand the present list, and also the past history of the Society and its papers, it is essential to study the guide to the first deposit of papers, which traced the story of the Society from its origins in the early nineteenth century to 1941, and the guides to the first two decennial accessions, which cover the periods to 1951 and 1961. Information already given in these three guides is not repeated in this fourth list, which is confined to a description of the decennial accession of 1961-1971 only.

The third decennial accession, covering the years 1961-1971, with a few scattered papers of later date, was received sooner than usual, because the Society moved its premises. The accession includes a surprising amount of early material, dating back as far as 1826, the result, probably, of clearing the offices, while at the same time much less material than before was received in the territorial sections, where papers were probably retained for current reference purposes. The administrative and financial papers are more complete that those received with previous accessions and three minute books, the backbone of the papers, have been added to the series already received, bringing it up to 1965.

The most important nineteenth century accession is the Mauritius volume of the Mico Charity correspondence (E1 / 15) which, together with the Grenada volume received earlier (E1 / 14), brings the number of these volumes up to fifteen. Further nineteenth century papers are contained in files D11 / 8 (file 3), G825, G833, G910 and G911. Early twentieth century papers of particular interest arrived in a large file, possibly the property of W. E. Hardenburg, and concern the Putumayo atrocities in Peru (G822-G824). Papers which long predate the nominal period of the accession appear in many files.

As nearly as possible the papers have been arranged using the system applied to the previous deposits. Section D10 continues the twentieth century series of correspondence and D11 the administrative and financial papers of the Society. The minute books and a number of account books fall into section E. Section F contains receipt counterfoil books. Section G is made up of a relatively small collection of territorial files, largely predating the general period of the accession, and of files on specific subjects or concerning relationships with other organizations, including anti-slavery societies in other countries set up during the 1960s. The very few papers on the Fund for the Welfare of Africans in Europe have been incorporated with the papers of the last accession (H3 / 3 (file 4)). Finally, the J section is composed of press cuttings.

Wherever possible, that is wherever the papers were not found loose or disarranged, the Society's method of arranging papers within files has been retained. Where an order has had to be imposed, a chronological method has been followed. The Society was not consistent, when using an alphabetic arrangement, in its treatment of individuals and organizations. Sometimes an organization will be filed under the name of its secretary, while at others individuals are identified by the titles of organizations with which they were connected. It is important to bear both in mind if a complete run of correspondence is sought.

Where files were coded by the Society, the number or abbreviated title has been given in square brackets, prefaced by the letters Soc. The Society's file titles have been indicated by the use of inverted commas where this distinction has been thought likely to prove helpful.

Note: Some repairs have been made to documents received in this accession using Crompton laminating tissue. These are reversible using alcohol. Some papers have been mounted and repaired using Gripfix.
Note: The spines of volumes E4 / 24-29, 32 and 36 have been consolidated to receive yellow labels using a special experimental fluid made in the conservation department of the Bodleian Library.

D.1   Twentieth century correspondence, c. 1852, 1902-1974

D.1.1   Letters received and sent by officers of the Society, 1944-1972


Scope and Content:

Besides the papers of other officers, those of the Director of the Society appear in this section (D10 / 12 (file 5)). This honorary office was created to give locus standi to C. W. W. Greenidge during the years when, after his resignation as Secretary on 1 January 1956, he continued to represent the Society at the United Nations. It was not continued after his retirement in 1968.

The general correspondence of the Secretary and his assistants (D10 / 14-24) covers almost all aspects of the work of the Society. During the years 1959-1962, the correspondence was divided into files called "Individuals in the UK", coded D12, and "Individuals Abroad", coded D11. These files have been left as they were arranged by the Society, but it will be found that they include correspondence with organizations as well as individuals and that the distinction between the UK and abroad is blurred. During 1962 the Society reverted to an alphabetic arrangement of correspondence, the files being described simply as "General".

D.1.1.a   Chairman's correspondence and activities, 1944-1967


Correspondence of Charles Roberts (Chairman of the General Committee, 1944, Vice-President, 1946) [Soc. Charles Roberts' File]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 12 (file 1)
1944-1949
Extent: 1 file

Correspondence of Denis Buxton [Soc. D 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 12 (file 2)
1960-1964
Extent: 1 file

Correspondence of Arthur Ponsonby [Soc. D 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 12 (file 3)
1964-1965
Extent: 1 file
Note: See also D10 / 13 (file 5).

Letters between Sir Douglas Glover and correspondents in the USA; dialogue on Milwaukee television [Soc. U.S. 1965-68]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 12 (file 4)
1965-1967
Extent: 1 file
Note: See also D11 / 11 (files 9 and 10).

D.1.1.b   Director's correspondence and activities, 1957-1962


Correspondence, articles, memoranda, reviews and broadcasts by C. W. W. Greenidge, together with items of interest to him [Soc. E 5]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 12 (file 5)
1957-1962
Extent: 1 file

D.1.1.c   Correspondence with Presidents, Vice-Presidents and Committee Members, 1961-1968


Correspondence [Soc. D 2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 13 (file 1)
1961-1962
Extent: 1 file
Arrangement: Arranged in reverse chronological order.

Correspondence [Soc. D 2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 13 (file 2)
1963-1965
Extent: 1 file
Arrangement: Arranged in reverse chronological order.

A-F (and general correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 13 (file 3)
1964-1968
Extent: 1 file
Arrangement: Arranged in alphabetic order.

G-K (including Greenidge)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 13 (file 4)
1964-1968
Extent: 1 file
Arrangement: Arranged in alphabetic order.

L-P (including Ponsonby)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 13 (file 5)
1964-1968
Extent: 1 file
Arrangement: Arranged in alphabetic order.

R-end
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 13 (file 6)
1963-1968
Extent: 1 file
Arrangement: Arranged in alphabetic order.

D.1.1.d   General correspondence of the Secretary and his assistants, 1955-1972

D.1.1.d.1   General correspondence of the Secretary and his assistants, 1955-1962


Letters between C. W. W. Greenidge and Fox-Pitt
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 14 (file 1)
8, 12 Apr 1955
Extent: 1 file

"Individuals in the UK" [Soc. D 12]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 14 (file 2)
1959-1960
Extent: 1 file

"Individuals in the UK" [Soc. D 12]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 14 (file 3)
1961
Extent: 1 file

"Individuals Abroad" [Soc. D 11]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 14 (file 4)
1959-1961
Extent: 1 file

"General Correspondence UK" [Soc. D 12]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 14 (file 5)
1962
Extent: 1 file

Correspondence abroad [Soc. D 11]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 14 (file 6)
1962
Extent: 1 file

D.1.1.d.2   General correspondence of the Secretary and his assistants, 1961-1963

Arrangement: The correspondence is arranged alphabetically. The files consist mainly of carbon copies of out letters.

General correspondence (A-D)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 15 (file 1)
1962-1963
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (E-K)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 15 (file 2)
1962-1963
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (L-R)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 15 (file 3)
1961-1962
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (S-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 15 (file 4)
1962
Extent: 1 file

D.1.1.d.3   General correspondence of the Secretary and his assistants, 1962-1963

Arrangement: The correspondence is arranged alphabetically.

General correspondence (A-D)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 15 (file 5)
1963
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (E-J)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 15 (file 6)
1962-1963
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (K-P)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 16 (file 1)
1962-1963
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (R-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 16 (file 2)
1962-1963
Extent: 1 file

D.1.1.d.4   General correspondence of the Secretary and his assistants, 1963-1964

Arrangement: The correspondence is arranged alphabetically.

General correspondence (A-F)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 16 (file 3)
1963-1964
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (G-M)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 16 (file 4)
1963-1964
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (N-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 16 (file 5)
1963-1964
Extent: 1 file

D.1.1.d.5   General correspondence of the Secretary and his assistants, 1964

Arrangement: The correspondence is arranged alphabetically.

General correspondence (A-F)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 17 (file 1)
1964
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (G-Q)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 17 (file 2)
1964
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (R-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 17 (file 3)
1964
Extent: 1 file

D.1.1.d.6   General correspondence of the Secretary and his assistants, 1964-1965

Arrangement: The correspondence is arranged alphabetically.

General correspondence (A-D)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 17 (file 4)
1964-1965
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (E-K)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 17 (file 5)
1964-1965
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (L-R)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 18 (file 1)
1964-1965
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (S-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 18 (file 2)
1964-1965
Extent: 1 file

D.1.1.d.7   General correspondence, 1965

Arrangement: The correspondence is arranged alphabetically.

General correspondence (A-D)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 18 (file 3)
1965
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (E-L)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 18 (file 4)
1965
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (M-R)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 18 (file 5)
1965
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (S-end)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 18 (file 6)
1965
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Includes a section concerning the response to an appeal for funds in May.

D.1.1.d.8   General correspondence, 1965-1966

Arrangement: The correspondence is arranged alphabetically.

General correspondence (A-D)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 19 (file 1)
1965-1966
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (E-L)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 19 (file 2)
1965-1966
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (M-R)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 19 (file 3)
1965-1966
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (S-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 19 (file 4)
1965-1966
Extent: 1 file

D.1.1.d.9   General correspondence, 1966

Arrangement: The correspondence is arranged alphabetically.

General correspondence (A-E)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 19 (file 5)
1966
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (F-O)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 19 (file 6)
1966
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (P-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 20 (file 1)
1966
Extent: 1 file

Letters and other papers concerning a meeting held by the Society at the Hydro Hotel, Eastbourne, on 16 May 1966
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 20 (file 2)
Mar-May 1966
Extent: 1 file

D.1.1.d.10   General correspondence, 1966-1967

Arrangement: The correspondence is arranged alphabetically.

General correspondence (A-F)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 20 (file 3)
1966-1967
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (G-O)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 20 (file 4)
1966-1967
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (P-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 20 (file 5)
1966-1967
Extent: 1 file

D.1.1.d.11   General correspondence, 1967

Arrangement: The correspondence is arranged alphabetically.

General correspondence (A-F)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 20 (file 6)
1967
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (G-L)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 21 (file 1)
1967
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (M-R)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 21 (file 2)
1967
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (S-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 21 (file 3)
1967
Extent: 1 file

D.1.1.d.12   General correspondence, 1967-1968

Arrangement: The correspondence is arranged alphabetically.

General correspondence (A-G)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 21 (file 4)
1967-1968
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (H-R)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 21 (file 5)
1967-1968
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (S-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 21 (file 6)
1967-1968
Extent: 1 file

D.1.1.d.13   General correspondence, 1968-1969

Arrangement: The correspondence is arranged alphabetically.

General correspondence (A-D)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 21 (file 7)
1968
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (E-L)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 22 (file 1)
1968-1969
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (M-R)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 22 (file 2)
1968-1969
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (S-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 22 (file 3)
1968
Extent: 1 file

D.1.1.d.14   General correspondence, 1968-1969

Arrangement: The correspondence is arranged alphabetically.

General correspondence (A-E)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 22 (file 4)
1969
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (F-K)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 22 (file 5)
1969
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (L-R)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 22 (file 6)
1969
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (S-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 22 (file 7)
1968-1969
Extent: 1 file

D.1.1.d.15   General correspondence, 1970


General correspondence (A-V) [Soc. Gen 3 1970]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 23 (file 1)
1970
Extent: 1 file

D.1.1.d.16   General correspondence, 1970-1972


General correspondence (A-E)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 23 (file 2)
1970-1971
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (F-K)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 23 (file 3)
1970-1972
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (L-R)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 23 (file 4)
1970-1972
Extent: 1 file

General correspondence (S-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 23 (file 5)
1970-1972
Extent: 1 file

Letters concerning a broadcast by Colonel Montgomery [Soc. Gen (i)]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 23 (file 6)
Aug 1971
Extent: 1 file

D.1.1.e   Letters exchanged with correspondents in the USA as selected from the general correspondence files by the Society, 1966-1968

Note: For other correspondence with individuals and bodies in the USA in the period after 1962 see: D10 / 12 / 4, D11 / 11 / 5-7, D11 / 11 / 9-10, and G932.

Correspondence on general topics and concerning Montgomery's projected speaking tour of universities
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 24 (file 1)
1966-1967 (and some undated)
Extent: 1 file

Alphabetically arranged correspondence (A-G)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 24 (file 2)
1966-1968
Extent: 1 file

Alphabetically arranged correspondence (H-O)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 24 (file 3)
1966-1968
Extent: 1 file

Alphabetically arranged correspondence (P-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 24 (file 4)
1966-1968
Extent: 1 file

D.1.1.f   Official files, 1963-1970


Scope and Content:

These files contain correspondence with, and representations to, the Foreign Office and the Colonial Office. They resemble those numbered D6 / 1-5 and D7 / 13-14 in earlier lists. They are arranged roughly in reverse chronological order.


Correspondence [Soc. FO/63]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 25 (file 1)
1963
Extent: 1 file

Correspondence [Soc. FO/64 & 65]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 25 (file 2)
1964-1965
Extent: 1 file

Correspondence [Soc. FO/66 & 67]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 25 (file 3)
1966-1967
Extent: 1 file

Correspondence [Soc. FO/68 & 69]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 25 (file 4)
1968-1970
Extent: 1 file

Brief for the deputation to the Minister of State [Soc. FO]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 25 (file 5)
18 Jun 1969
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

It is probable that this deputation was composed of MP members of the Society and that the brief was prepared for Sir Douglas Glover.

D.1.2   Management of the Society, c. 1852, 1902-1974


Scope and Content:

The papers in this part of the collection, D11 / 8-18, follow on from those numbered D11 / 1-7 in the decennial accession of 1951-1961.

D.1.2.a   Papers concerning the aims and work of the Society, its archives, curios in its possession and objects or events associated with its history, c. 1852, 1944, 1959-1974

Note: See also G838-G840 and G842.

File with contents list describing the Society, its work and current problems of slavery
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 8 (file 1)
1963-1964
Extent: 1 file

Filing cabinet index
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 8 (file 2)
[1968?]
Extent: 1 file

Illustrations for Uncle Tom's Cabin
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 8 (file 3)
c. 1852
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Comprising:

  • 'Liberty. The arrival in Canada'
  • 'A Freeman's Defence' (London: Stannard & Dixon, 29 Oct 1852)
  • 'The Escape on the Ice' (London: Stannard & Dixon, 29 Oct 1852)
  • 'A Hunt in the Slave States' (London: Stannard & Dixon, 29 Oct 1852)
  • 'The Death of Eva' (London: Stannard & Dixon, 29 Oct 1852)
  • 'Emeline Sold' - Louisa Corbaux (London: Stannard & Dixon, 19 Nov 1852)
  • 'Eva's Forbodings' - Louisa Corbaux (London: Stannard & Dixon, 10 Nov 1852)

Photostat of codicil of Travers Buxton's will relating to portraits
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 8 (file 4)
1944
Extent: 1 file

Memoranda, correspondence and other papers concerning the Society's archives and history, including requests for help with related research [Soc. Q Archives, also Q/02 and Q/03]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 8 (file 5)
1960-1968
Extent: 1 file
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically in years.

Memoranda, correspondence and other papers concerning the Society's archives and history, including requests for help with related research [Soc. Q Archives, also Q/02 and Q/03]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 8 (file 6)
1969-1970
Extent: 1 file
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically in years.

Memoranda, correspondence and other papers concerning the Society's archives and history, including requests for help with related research [Soc. Q Archives, also Q/02 and Q/03]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 8 (file 7)
1971-1974
Extent: 1 file
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically in years.

Papers concerning medals and other items owned by the Society, the Wilberforce Oak and matters related to the Society's history [Soc. ?Q/03]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 8 (file 8)
1959-1972 (and some undated)
Extent: 1 file

D.1.2.b   Appointment of officers, 1910


Agreement for service as organizing secretaries of the Rev. J. H. and Mrs. Harris
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 8 (file 9)
1910
Extent: 1 file

D.1.2.c   Annual meetings and annual reports, 1954-1971


Scope and Content:

Minutes of annual meetings are included in the minute books in section E of the collection. Reports of meetings were published in The Anti-Slavery Reporter. Annual reports were published separately or in The Anti-Slavery Reporter.


Annual meeting 1955 (agenda, report, correspondence and other papers)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 9 (file 1)
1954-1955
Extent: 1 file

Annual meeting 1957 (correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 9 (file 2)
1956-1957
Extent: 1 file

Annual report (copy only) [Soc. D 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 9 (file 3)
1959-1960
Extent: 1 file

Annual report (copy and papers concerning its preparation) [Soc. D 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 9 (file 4)
1960-1961
Extent: 1 file

Annual meeting 1961 (notices, agenda, address and correspondence) [Soc. D 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 9 (file 5)
1960-1962
Extent: 1 file

Annual report (draft, proof and correspondence) [Soc. D 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 9 (file 6)
1961-1962
Extent: 1 file

Annual meeting 1962 (notices, circulated papers, notes and correspondence) [Soc. D 4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 9 (file 7)
1962
Extent: 1 file

Annual meetings 1963 and 1964 (correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 9 (file 8)
1963-1964
Extent: 1 file

Annual meeting and annual report 1965 (circulated papers, memoranda and correspondence concerning the meeting and circulated letter about the report)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 9 (file 9)
1965
Extent: 1 file

Annual meeting 1966 (notices and correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 9 (file 10)
1966
Extent: 1 file

Annual meeting 1967 (notices, circulated papers, attendance list, memoranda and correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 10 (file 1)
1967
Extent: 1 file

Annual meeting 1968 (notices, attendance list, report and correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 10 (file 2)
1967-1968
Extent: 1 file

Annual meeting 1969 (notices, notes, attendance list and correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 10 (file 3)
1968-1969
Extent: 1 file

Cancelled meeting of 9 June 1970 (notices, lists and correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 10 (file 4)
1969-1970
Extent: 1 file

Annual meeting 1970 (notices, circulated papers, reports, attendance list and correspondence)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 10 (file 5)
1970
Extent: 1 file

Notice concerning a meeting arranged for 11 November 1971
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 10 (file 6)
1971
Extent: 1 file

D.1.2.d   Publicity, public relations and membership, 1959-1972


Scope and Content:

These files follow D11 / 3 (files 2 & 3) [Soc. D 6 and D 6(iv)].

Note: See also D10 / 12 / 4, D10 / 20 / 2, G819, G831, and G906-G932.

Society's file entitled 'Publicity Miscellaneous' [Soc. D 6(1) and D 6 (ii)]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 11 (files 1-3)
1959-1962
Extent: 3 files

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, memoranda and other papers on such subjects as the Wisbech celebrations of Thomas Clarkson's bicentenary, letters to embassies offering information, articles for publications, objects lent for exhibitions and correspondence with journalists providing them with information.

This was a single file in reverse chronological order, but has been separated for convenience into three files:

  • (file 1) 1959-1960
  • (file 2) 1961
  • (file 3) 1962

"Publicity - Film" [Soc. D 6 and D 6(i)]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 11 (file 4)
1961-1962
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and notes about a possible film.


"Publicity (membership)" [Soc. D 6(iii) and D 6 (iv)]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 11 (file 5)
1962
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Memoranda and correspondence with Americans about the USA's attitude to the United Nations Slavery Convention and about increasing membership in the USA.


Responses to advertisements in American publications
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 11 (file 6)
1963
Extent: 1 file

Approach to Joan Baez
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 11 (file 7)
1965
Extent: 1 file

Correspondence with readers of an article by Montgomery in the Church Times
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 11 (file 8)
1966
Extent: 1 file

"U.S. Enquiries" (A-L)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 11 (files 9-10)
1959-1961
Extent: 2 files

Scope and Content:

Letters from America answered by the Secretary and Assistant Secretary, arranged alphabetically.

  • (file 1) A-L, 1959-1960
  • (file 2) M-Z, 1961
Note: See also D11 / 11 (file 10), D10 / 12 (file 4), and G932.

Article by Montgomery in Le Monde Diplomatique
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 11 (file 11)
Apr 1968
Extent: 1 file

Correspondence arising from an article and letters appearing in various newspapers and a broadcast
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 11 (file 12)
1970-1972
Extent: 1 file

D.1.2.e   Financial papers, 1902-1974


Scope and Content:

A much more complete collection of financial papers was received with this accession than at any previous time. The unbound papers filed in this section should be used in conjunction with the account books, E4 / 24-39, and receipt counterfoil books, F2 / 5-6. A small box of papers long pre-dating this accession and unrelated to it in arrangement has been placed first.

Note: See also D10 / 18 (file 6) for papers relating to appeals for the year 1965.

D.1.2.e.1   Financial papers pre-dating the third decennial accession, 1902-1943


"Guarantees etc. miscellaneous" (a stock transfer and some obsolete agreements)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 12 (file 1)
1902-1941
Extent: 1 file

"Stocks and securities, purchase and sale of" (correspondence and contract notes)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 12 (file 2)
1917-1943
Extent: 1 file

Correspondence with Barclays Bank concerning securities
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 12 (file 3)
1921-1934
Extent: 1 file

D.1.2.e.2   Financial papers: accounts, 1919-1970


Scope and Content:

Accounts received with the Society's nineteenth century papers were so fragmentary that they were filed with the miscellanea (G119). No further accounts were received until the second decennial accession (D11 / 5 (file 1)). These are now supplemented and extended. It is most unlikely that gaps in the accounts will ever be filled in the archives, but they were published every year with the annual reports or in The Anti-Slavery Reporter.


Annual accounts (incomplete)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 13 (file 1)
1919-1959
Extent: 1 file

Annual accounts (complete)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 13 (file 2)
1960-1970
Extent: 1 file

Miscellaneous
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 14
1967-1968
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Box of files and bundles, apparently in the order in which it was returned to the Society by the accountants or auditors: bank statements, receipts, cancelled cheques, counterfoils, vouchers and correspondence. The absence of this material for other years suggests it was regularly destroyed by the Society.

D.1.2.e.3   Financial papers: correspondence, memoranda and other material on various financial topics, 1958-1969


Scope and Content:

Although the titles and coding of the files in these boxes vary, the subject matter is fairly consistent, resembling material in D11 / 5 (file 2).


"Finance" [Soc. D 5]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 15 (file 1)
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

"Finance" [Soc. D 5]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 15 (file 2)
1960
Extent: 1 file

"Finance" [Soc. D 5]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 15 (file 3)
1961-1961
Extent: 1 file

"Correspondence with auditors etc." [Soc. ?D 3]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 15 (file 4)
1962
Extent: 1 file

"Finance 1962/63" [Soc. Fin 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 15 (file 5)
1961-1963
Extent: 1 file

"Finance 1963/64" [Soc. Fin 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 15 (file 6)
1963-1964
Extent: 1 file

"Finance 1964/65" [Soc. Fin 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 15 (file 7)
1963-1965
Extent: 1 file

"Finance 1965/66" [Soc. Fin 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 16 (file 1)
1965-1966
Extent: 1 file

"Accounts 1966/67" [Soc. Fin 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 16 (file 2)
1966-1967
Extent: 1 file

"Accounts 1967/68", subdivided file [Soc. Fin 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 16 (file 3)
1967-1968
Extent: 1 file

"Accounts 1968"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 16 (file 4)
1968
Extent: 1 file

"Accounts 1969" [Soc. Fin 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 16 (file 5)
1968-1969
Extent: 1 file

"Accounts 1969/70" [Soc. Fin 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 16 (file 6)
1969
Extent: 1 file

D.1.2.e.4   Financial papers: special funds, 1941-1974


Sir John Harris Legacy and Research Fund [Soc. D 5]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 17 (files 1-2)
1941-1962
Extent: 2 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) Sir John Harris Legacy, 1941-1962
  • (file 2) Sir John Harris Research Fund, 1941, 1943 (See also D11 / 7 (file 1))

Charles Roden Buxton Memorial Fund
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 17 (files 3-7)
1942-1974
Extent: 5 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 3) launching the appeal; drafts, lists and correspondence, 1942-1944
  • (file 4) correspondence, memoranda and minutes of the Trustees, 1945-1948
  • (file 5) minute book of the Trustees, 1948
  • (file 6) correspondence with bookshops, invoices, receipts, 1948-1950
  • (file 7) correspondence and memoranda, 1949-1974 (and some undated)

Henry Tapscott Memorial Fund
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 18 (files 1-3)
1960-1970
Extent: 3 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file 1) letters concerning the death of Henry Tapscott and a draft obituary, 1960
  • (file 2) correspondence, 1960
  • (file 3) receipt counterfoil book, 1960

C. W. W. Greenidge Retirement Presentation Account
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 18 (file 4)
1967-1970
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and other papers.

D.2   Letters received by the Mico Charity; Minute books and financial papers of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, and financial papers of the Aborigines Protection Society1835-1843, 1935-1973


Scope and Content:

Comprises:

D.2.1   Mico Charity, 1835-1843


Letters of the Mico Charity Trustees: Mauritius
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E1 / 15
1835-1843
Extent: 1 volume

D.2.2   Minute books of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1935-1959


Minute book (XIII)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 21
4 Mar 1935-13 Mar 1941
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book (XIV)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 22
10 Apr 1941-2 Dec 1954
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book (XV)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 23
13 Jan 1955-25 Nov 1965
Extent: 1 volume

Index to the minutes (unnumbered volume)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E2 / 24
1958-1959
Extent: 1 volume

D.2.3   Ledgers, account books, subscriptions, cash-books and postage books of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1937-1973


Indexed ledger
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 24
1937-1959
Extent: 1 volume

Monthly account book [Soc. 9]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 25
Apr 1940-Mar 1943
Extent: 1 volume

Monthly account book [Soc. 9]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 26
Apr 1943-Nov 1946
Extent: 1 volume

Monthly account book [Soc. 9]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 27
Dec 1946-Sep 1951
Extent: 1 volume

Monthly account book [Soc. 9]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 28
Sep 1951-Sep 1956
Extent: 1 volume

Monthly account book [Soc. 9]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 29
Oct 1956-Mar 1962
Extent: 1 volume

Monthly account book [Soc. 9]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 30
Apr 1962-Aug 1964
Extent: 1 volume

Monthly account book [Soc. 17]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 31
Sep 1964-Mar 1966
Extent: 1 volume

Monthly account book [Soc. 9]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 32
Apr 1966-Mar 1967
Extent: 1 volume

Monthly account book [Soc. 9]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 33
Apr 1967-Apr 1968
Extent: 1 volume

Monthly account book [Soc. 9]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 34
Apr 1968-Mar 1969
Extent: 1 volume

Record of covenanted subscriptions [Soc. 12]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 35
1952-1964
Extent: 1 volume

Petty cash book [Soc. 6]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 36
Nov 1965-Mar 1973
Extent: 1 volume

Postage book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 37
Apr 1966-Dec 1967
Extent: 1 volume

Postage book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 38
Jan 1968-May 1970
Extent: 1 volume

Postage book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 20 / E4 / 39
Aug 1970-Feb 1972
Extent: 1 volume

D.3   Receipt counterfoil books, 1964-1973

D.3.1   Receipt counterfoil books, 1964-1973


Receipt counterfoil books
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F2 / 5
1964-1969
Extent: 14 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (item 1) Jan 1964-Jun 1964
  • (item 2) Jun 1964-Nov 1964
  • (item 3) Nov 1964-Feb 1965
  • (item 4) Apr 1966-Jul 1966
  • (item 5) Jul 1966-Jan 1967
  • (item 6) Jan 1967-May 1967
  • (item 7) May 1967-Oct 1967
  • (item 8) Oct 1967-Mar 1968
  • (item 9) Mar 1968-Sep 1968
  • (item 10) Apr 1968-Nov 1968
  • (item 11) Nov 1968-Jan 1969
  • (item 12) Jan 1969-Jun 1969
  • (item 13) Apr 1969-May 1969
  • (item 14) Jul 1969-Sep 1969

Receipt counterfoil books
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 21 / F2 / 6
1969-1973
Extent: 17 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (item 1) Sep 1969-Oct 1969
  • (item 2) Oct 1969-Feb 1970
  • (item 3) Feb 1970-Mar 1970
  • (item 4) Feb 1970-May 1970
  • (item 5) May 1970-Jul 1970
  • (item 6) Jul 1970-Nov 1970
  • (item 7) Nov 1970-Mar 1971
  • (item 8) Mar 1971-May 1971
  • (item 9) May 1971-Sep 1971
  • (item 10) Sep 1971-Oct 1971
  • (item 11) Oct 1971-Dec 1971
  • (item 12) Dec 1971-Feb 1972
  • (item 13) Feb 1972-Apr 1972
  • (item 14) Apr 1972-Jul 1972
  • (item 15) Jul 1972-Oct 1972
  • (item 16) Oct 1972-Jan 1973
  • (item 17) Jan 1973-Mar 1973

D.4   Territorial files, 1826-1974


Scope and Content:

The first part of the accession (G812-G832) continues the territorial section of the collection and the same arrangement of the files has been followed as that used in the previous lists. The paucity and early date of the papers suggests that many have been retained by the Society for current reference.

The papers in the second part of the accession (G833-G932) follow those in the subject sections of earlier accessions. Like the territorial files, the subject files themselves are scanty and their early date suggests they were found when the office was cleared. The same is true of the box of League of Nations papers immediately following. The United Nations papers are, in date and volume, much more typical of a decennial accession and they are followed by papers concerning the Society's relationships with other organisations.

D.4.1   Africa, 1936-1970


British Africa (native taxation: memoranda)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G812
1936 and later
Extent: 1 file

Pass laws in various countries (memorandum)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G813
post 1936
Extent: 1 file

South-West Africa and Angola (Bushmen: correspondence, memoranda and notes)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G814
1958-1963
Extent: 1 file

South-West Africa and Angola (Bushmen: correspondence, memoranda and notes)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G815
1963-1970
Extent: 1 file

D.4.2   British Central Africa, 1962


Rhodesia (letters)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G816
Jan 1962
Extent: 1 file

D.4.3   Portuguese African colonies, 1924-1947


Portuguese African colonies (letters, memoranda and printed material)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G817
1924-1947
Extent: 1 file

D.4.4   French African colonies, 1944-1945


French African colonies (letters and other material)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G818
1944-1945
Extent: 1 file

D.4.5   Sudan, 1966


Statement by the Society on the Southern Sudan
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G819
Feb 1966
Extent: 1 file
Note: See also G877 (file F).

D.4.6   Indian Ocean, 1943-1944


Seychelles (press cuttings and letters)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G820
1943-1944
Extent: 1 file

D.4.7   America, south, 1907-1913, 1969

D.4.7.a   Brazil, 1969


Brazil [Soc. Gen/2/69 and Gen/4]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G821
1969
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and other material concerning Amerindians, following an article in The Sunday Times.

D.4.7.b   Peru: Putumayo atrocities, 1907-1913


Scope and Content:

The papers in these files (G822-G824) were all together in one large folder which may possibly have been the property of W. E. Hardenburg.


Copies of Brazilian and Peruvian newspapers
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G822
1907-1913
Extent: 1 file

Letters, mainly addressed to W. E. Hardenburg and written from Iquitos, some witnessed and some attested by the notary public
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G823
Feb-Aug 1909
Extent: 1 file

Report of the Parliamentary Select Committee on the Putumayo Atrocities
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G824
1913
Extent: 1 item

D.4.8   West Indies, 1826 (sic)


Antigua (House of Commons command paper concerning Grace Jones)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G825
May 1826
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:
  • Slaves in the Colonies. A copy of any information which may have been received by His Majesty's Government, respecting the case of a Person residing in the Island of Antigua, named Grace Jones, claiming to be free, but whose Claim has been disputed, May 1826 (333)

Attached to this is a second House of Commons paper entitled:

  • Further papers relating to Slaves in the West Indies; (Demerara and Berbice), May 1826 (401)

D.4.9   Australia and Australasia, 1954-1960


Australia (aborigines) [Soc. C8]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G826
1957-1959
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, memoranda and other material.


Australia (aborigines) [Soc. C8]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G827
1958-1959
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Press cuttings and similar material found in envelopes in file G826 above.


"Australasia" [Soc. C8, Vol II]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G828
1954-1960
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, memoranda and other material.


"Australasia" [Soc. C8, Vol II]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G829
1959-1960
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Press cuttings and similar material found in envelopes in file G828 above.


"Australasia" [Soc. C8, Vol II]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G830
1959
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Press cuttings sent by Mrs. Jessie Street concerning the Stuart trial and Royal Commission, found in file G828 above.

D.4.10   Middle East, 1961-1963, 1974


Correspondence concerning articles in The People on Saudi Arabia and The Sunday Telegraph on Arabia and Africa [Soc. F 1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G831
1961-1963
Extent: 1 file

The Sunday People article and letter about white slaves in the Lebanon
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G832
1974
Extent: 1 file

D.4.11   The Fugitive Slave Circular, 1876 (sic), 1903


The Fugitive Slave Circular
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G833
1876 (sic), 1903
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Press cuttings concerning the circular, together with some manuscript and cuttings of later date and on other subjects.

D.4.12   Mui Tsai in China, Hong Kong, Malaya and North Borneo, 1937-1941


Scope and Content:

The correspondence, memoranda and other material in files G834 and G835 were originally arranged in a single over-large file. The similar material in G836 was found loose.


Mui Tsai in China, Hong Kong, Malaya and North Borneo
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G834
1937
Extent: 1 file

Mui Tsai in China, Hong Kong, Malaya and North Borneo
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G835
1938-1941

Mui Tsai in China, Hong Kong, Malaya and North Borneo
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G836
1937-1940
Extent: 1 file

D.4.13   "Medical Services in the Colonies", 1941-1943


"Medical Services in the Colonies"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G837
1941-1943
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Memoranda, letters and other material referring to various countries.

D.4.14   Buxton Memorial Fountain, 1949-1960

Note: See also G744.

Buxton Memorial Fountain
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G838
1949-1950
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, memoranda and other material.


Buxton Memorial Fountain
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G839
1951-1955
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, memoranda and other material.


Buxton Memorial Fountain [Soc. N 11]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G840
1955-1960
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, memoranda and other material.

D.4.15   Genocide reference note, undated (post Feb 1968)


Genocide reference note
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G841
undated (post Feb 1968)
Extent: 1 file
Note: See G819.

D.4.16   James Somerset, 1972


Documents issued by the Society on the bicentenary of the judgment in James Somerset's case
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G842
1972
Extent: 1 file

D.4.17   Book lists, 1974 and undated


Book lists
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G843
1974 and undated
Extent: 1 file

D.4.18   League of Nations, c. 1920-1938


Scope and Content:

These files should be read in conjunction with G444-G465.


Copy of the League of Nations covenant
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G844
c. 1920
Extent: 1 file

Temporary Slavery Commission (minutes of the first and second sessions)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G845
1924-1925
Extent: 1 file

Slavery convention (assembly resolution and a letter from Nepal)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G846
1926, 1935
Extent: 1 file

Slavery convention (annual reports of the council)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G847
1929, 1930, 1933
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (report by the Secretary-General)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G848
Aug 1930
Extent: 1 file

Twelfth ordinary session (official papers)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G849
1931
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (reports)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G850
1932
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:
  • Report of the Committee of Experts provided for by the Assembly Resolution of 1931
  • Report to the Sixth Committee of the Sub-Committee appointed to study the Experts' report
  • Report of the Sixth Committee to the Assembly

Slavery (report of the Advisory Committee of Experts, second-fifth sessions)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G851
1935-1938
Extent: 1 file

D.4.19   United Nations, 1953-1973


Scope and Content:

The Society's code UN / 01 was given to the papers concerning the Ad Hoc Committee of Experts on Slavery of 1951, which were catalogued with the 1941-1951 accession (G516).


Economic and Social Council, 15th session
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G852
Mar 1953
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Provisional list of representatives.


General Assembly, 8th session
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G853
Aug 1953-Feb 1954
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Draft protocol transferring the League of Nations' functions on slavery to the United Nations and press release on Mexico's signature.


Economic and Social Council, 17th session
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G854
Mar-Apr 1954
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Official records and press release.


Security Council, 667th meeting
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G855
22 Apr 1954
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Verbatim record.


Economic and Social Council, 18th session
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G856
8 Jun 1954
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Annotated agenda.


Economic and Social Council, Council Committee on Non-Governmental Organisations
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G857
1954-[6 or later]
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Official papers and undated fragment by Greenidge.


Correspondence, memoranda and printed material concerning the preparation and enforcement of the United Nations Convention on Slavery (1956) [Soc. UN/02]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G858
Dec 1953-Jul 1957
Extent: 1 file

Economic and Social Council, 21st session
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G859
Apr 1956
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Official papers.


Conference of Plenipotentiaries on a Supplementary Convention on Slavery. Final act with signatories as of March 1957 [Soc. UN/00]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G860
Mar 1957
Extent: 1 file

Economic and Social Council [Soc. UN/04]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G861
1959-1965
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

The Society's working file of correspondence, memoranda and printed material.


Economic and Social Council, Commission on Human Rights [Soc. D 10]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G862
1960-1962
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

The Society's working file of correspondence with and about the Commission, memoranda and printed material.


Correspondence and reference materials concerning United Nations actions to end slavery [Soc. UN/03]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G863
1962-1967
Extent: 1 file

"Background to U.N. situation concerning slavery"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G864
1962-1968
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Statements and memoranda by the Society and United Nations documents.


Correspondence with representatives and missions to the United Nations and with ambassadors and delegates of member states; arranged alphabetically, A-M [Soc. UN/03]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G865
Jan 1962-Jun 1973
Extent: 1 file

Correspondence with representatives and missions to the United Nations and with ambassadors and delegates of member states; arranged alphabetically, N-Z [Soc. UN/03]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G866
Feb 1962-Apr 1973
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence as in file G865 above.


Letters to permanent representatives at the United Nations [Soc. UN/03]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G867
Jan, Sep, Oct 1968
Extent: 1 file

Correspondence with representatives and missions to the United Nations and with ambassadors and delegates of member states; arranged alphabetically, A-L [Soc. UN/02]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G868
Mar 1965-Sep 1968
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence as in file G865 above.


Correspondence with representatives and missions to the United Nations and with ambassadors and delegates of member states; arranged alphabetically, M-Z [Soc. UN/02]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G869
Jul 1965-Aug 1968
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence as in file G865 above.


Economic and Social Council, Commission on Human Rights, Special Rapporteur on Slavery [Soc. UN/05]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G870
Feb 1964-Jul 1968
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, memoranda and other material.


Correspondence, memoranda and other material concerning the Secretary-General's Questionnaire on Slavery and ratifications of the 1956 Supplementary Convention on Slavery [Soc. UN/06]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G871
Feb 1964-May 1968
Extent: 1 file

Economic and Social Council, 39th session [Soc. UN/07]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G872
27 May 1965, 8 Jul 1965
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Slavery and addendum.


Economic and Social Council, 39th session
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G873
May-Jul 1965
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Official papers.


Economic and Social Council, 39th session [Soc. UN/09]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G874
May-Sep 1965
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

The Society's working correspondence, memoranda and other papers.


Economic and Social Council, 41st session [Soc. UN/09]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G875
Jan-Aug 1966
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

The Society's working correspondence, memoranda and other papers.


Economic and Social Council, 41st session
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G876
Jul 1966
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Press releases.


United Nations seminar on human rights in developing countries, held at Dakar [Soc. UN/08]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G877
1966
Extent: 7 files

Scope and Content:
  • (file A) official memorandum on the organisation of the seminar and the report on its work
  • (file B) list of participants, Jan-Feb
  • (file C) opening speeches and background papers
  • (file D) working papers 1-10
  • (file E) working papers 11-16
  • (file F) John Alexander-Sinclair's report and working file, including the Society's statement on the Sudan, Feb-Sep
  • (file G) related papers

Economic and Social Council, Commission on Human Rights, 23rd session [Soc. UN/11]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G878
Aug 1966-Jun 1967
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

The Society's working correspondence, memoranda and other papers.


Economic and Social Council, Commission on Human Rights, Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, 19th session
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G879
4 Mar 1967
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Official paper.


Economic and Social Council, Commission on Human Rights, Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, 20th session [Soc. UN/12, UN/SC.67]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G880
Jul-Nov 1967
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

The Society's working correspondence, memoranda and other papers.


International Human Rights Year 1968 [Soc. UN/10]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G881
1966-1969
Extent: 10 files

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (file A) minutes and circulated papers of the UK Committee, together with memoranda by officers of the Society, Nov 1966-Dec 1967
  • (file B) minutes and circulated papers of the UK Committee, together with memoranda by officers of the Society, Jan 1968-Mar 1969
  • (file C) correspondence with and concerning the UK Committee, Jul 1967-Mar 1969
  • (file D) papers of the Society's Sub-Committee, Dec 1966-1967
  • (file E) enquiries arising out of an article by Montgomery and a cyclostyled document distributed to schools, Dec 1967-Dec 1968
  • (file F) correspondence and memoranda relating to a proposed UK Human Rights Trust, Jun 1968-Jan 1969
  • (file G) reports on the year, Jan 1969
  • (file H) newsletters, Oct 1967-Sep 1968
  • (file J) programmes, statements and other material, 1968
  • (file K) press cuttings, 1967-1968

Economic and Social Council, Commission on Human Rights, 24th session
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G882
Jan-Mar 1968
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Agenda, participants list, statements.


Economic and Social Council, Commission on Human Rights, 24th session
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G883
Feb-Mar 1968
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Press releases, draft resolutions.


Economic and Social Council, Commission on Human Rights, 24th session [Soc. UN/13, UN/HRC/68]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G884
Feb-Mar 1968
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Further official papers, Montgomery's report to the Committee and correspondence.


Economic and Social Council, 44th session
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G885
Mar-May 1968
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Official papers.


Economic and Social Council, 44th session [Soc. UN/13, UN/ECOSOC/68]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G886
Feb-May 1968
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Further official papers, Montgomery's report to the Committee and correspondence.


Economic and Social Council, Council Committee on Non-Governmental Organisations
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G887
Mar, May 1968
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Two official papers.


Seminar on racial discrimination held in New Delhi
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G888
Jul 1968
Extent: 1 file

Economic and Social Council, Commission on Human Rights, Sub-Committee on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, 21st session [Soc. UN/12, UN/SC/68]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G889
Jul 1968-Jan 1969
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

The Society's working correspondence, memoranda and other papers.


Economic and Social Council, Commission on Human Rights, Sub-Committee on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, 21st session
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G890
Jan 1969
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Official summary record.


Correspondence and memoranda concerning suggestions for experts to advise the United Nations on slavery [Soc. UN/12]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G891
[Aug 1968]-Mar 1969
Extent: 1 file

List of members of the United Nations
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G892
27 Nov 1968
Extent: 1 file

Economic and Social Council, Commission on Human Rights, 25th session [Soc. UN/13, UN/HRC/69]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G893
Dec 1968-Mar 1969
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Official papers and correspondence.


Economic and Social Council, Commission on Human Rights, 25th session [Soc. UN/16]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G894
Jan-Mar 1969
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Official papers, the Society's statement and working correspondence.


Economic and Social Council, 46th and 47th sessions [Soc. UN/14]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G895
Mar-Jul 1969
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Official papers and working correspondence.


Economic and Social Council, Commission on Human Rights, Sub-Committee on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, 22nd session [Soc. UN/12, UN/SC/69]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G896
Jun-Oct 1969
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

The Society's working correspondence and other papers.


General Assembly, Third Committee [Soc. UN/2]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G897
19 Nov 1969
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Letter to Peter Archer, MP.


Economic and Social Council, Commission on Human Rights, Special Rapporteur on Slavery [Soc. UN/16]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G898
Feb 1970-Apr 1972
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Visit of Dr. Awad to London and the memorandum prepared for him by the Society. Memoranda and correspondence.


Economic and Social Council, Commission on Human Rights, 26th session [Soc. UN/16]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G899
Mar-Apr 1970
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Official report and working correspondence.


Economic and Social Council, 48th session [Soc. UN/14]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G900
May-Jul 1970
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

List of representatives and note by Montgomery.


Economic and Social Council, Commission on Human Rights, Sub-Committee on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities [Soc. UN/16]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G901
Jul-Sep 1970
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence.


Economic and Social Council, Commission on Human Rights, 27th session [Soc. UN/16]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G902
Dec 1970-Apr 1971
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Official papers, the Society's statements, reports by the Secretary and correspondence.


Economic and Social Council, Commission on Human Rights, Sub-Committee on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, 24th session [Soc. UN/17]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G903
Apr-Oct 1971
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Official papers, the Society's report and correspondence.


Economic and Social Council, Commission on Human Rights, Sub-Committee on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, 25th session [Soc. UN/17]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G904
Aug 1972
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Official papers and draft speech moving a resolution.

D.4.20   Congresses and conferences, 1969-1970


Pontifical Commission [on] Justice and Peace: Peace Committee meeting in Rome, 2-5 Mar 1970
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G905
1969-1970
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Official papers, John Alexander-Sinclair's report, correspondence and related papers.

D.4.21   Other associations, 1828-1853 (sic), 1945-1962


Anti-Apartheid Movement (publicity material)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G906
[1962?]
Extent: 1 file

Bureau International pour la Défense des Indigènes (three letters)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G907
1945
Extent: 1 file

Federal Educational and Research Trust (programme for a conference)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G908
1956
Extent: 1 file

Movement for Colonial Freedom [Soc. D 9]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G909
1954, 1959-1962
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Committee papers, correspondence and related material.


Society of Friends
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G910
1828 (sic)
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Report to the yearly meeting of the Committee of the Meeting for Sufferings appointed to aid in promoting the total abolition of the slave-trade.


Society of Friends
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G911
1846, 1848-1853 (sic)
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Reports of the Committee on the Negroes and Aborigines Fund presented to the yearly meeting by the Meeting for Sufferings.


Society of Friends (correspondence) [Soc. D 8]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G912
1961-1962
Extent: 1 file

Union of Democratic Control [Soc. D 26]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G913
1961-1963
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Committee papers, draft pamphlets and correspondence.

D.4.22   Meetings of several associations, 1961-1970


Scope and Content:

These files are made up of speakers' notes and correspondence about meetings for which the Society provided speakers.


Meetings of several associations [Soc. D 18]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G914
1961-1962
Extent: 1 file

Meetings of several associations [Soc. Ref. MT, D 17]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G915
1962-1964
Extent: 1 file

Meetings of several associations [Soc. Ref. MT, D 17]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G916
1964
Extent: 1 file

Meetings of several associations [Soc. Ref. MT, D 17]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G917
1964-1965
Extent: 1 file

Meetings of several associations [Soc. Ref. MT, D 17]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G918
1965-1967
Extent: 1 file

Meetings of several associations [Soc. Ref. MT]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G919
1966-1967
Extent: 1 file

Meetings of several associations [Soc. Ref. MT]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G920
1967-1968
Extent: 1 file

Meetings of several associations [Soc. Ref. MT]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G921
1968-1969
Extent: 1 file

Meetings of several associations [Soc. Ref. MT]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G922
1969-1970
Extent: 1 file

D.4.23   Overseas anti-slavery associations, 1964-1970


Denmark [Soc. OV/2 Denmark]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G923
1965-1966
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with P. H. Diemar.


Denmark [Soc. OV/2 Denmark]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G924
1967
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with P. H. Diemar.


Denmark [Soc. OV/2 Denmark]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G925
1968
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with P. H. Diemar.


Denmark [Soc. OV/2 Denmark]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G926
1969-1970
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with P. H. Diemar.


France [Soc. OV/4 France]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G927
1964-1965
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with André Chalard (and others) and other material.


France [Soc. OV/4 France]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G928
1966-1967
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with André Chalard (and others) and other material.


France [Soc. OV/4 France]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G929
1968
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with André Chalard (and others) and other material.


France [Soc. OV/4 France]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G930
1969
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with André Chalard (and others) and other material.


Norway [Soc. OV/3 Norway]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G931
1964-1970
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Halfdan Endresen (and others) and other material.


United States
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 22 / G932
1966-1969
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and other materials concerning the proposed formation of an American association.

Note: See also D11 / 11 (files 9-10).

D.5   J Section: Newspapers Cuttings, 1839-1862, 1932, 1961-1978


Scope and Content:

This section consists mainly of files of unmounted press cuttings. The Society's file titles have been retained throughout and its alphabetic order of files followed.


African seamen - wages
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J52
1973
Extent: 1 file

Aid to developing countries
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J53
1966-1972
Extent: 1 file

America: Canadian and North American Indians
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J54
1968-1977
Extent: 1 file

America: Black Americans
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J55
1969
Extent: 1 file

Amerindians
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J56
1967
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Four issues of Science et Voyages sent by Christian Delorme.


Amnesty
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J57
1976
Extent: 1 file

Apartheid
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J58
1967-1978
Extent: 1 file

Au Pair
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J59
1975
Extent: 1 file

Barclays Bank
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J60
1975
Extent: 1 file

Bicentenary
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J61
1972
Extent: 1 file

Black Power
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J62
1967
Extent: 1 file

Book reviews
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J63
1965-1978
Extent: 1 file

The British Empire
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J64
1972
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Cuttings concerning the BBC television series.


Charities
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J65
1964-1976
Extent: 1 file

Child labour
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J66
1970
Extent: 1 file

Commonwealth
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J67
1966-1973
Extent: 1 file

Contacts
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J68
1965-1968
Extent: 1 file

Employment agencies - Middle East
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J69
1974
Extent: 1 file

Environment - Pollution
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J70
1970
Extent: 1 file

Filippinos [sic] kept in domestic slavery by UN officials
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J71
1976
Extent: 1 file

Films
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J72
1964-1976
Extent: 1 file

Forced labour
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J73
1968
Extent: 1 file

Foreign affairs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J74
1965-1968
Extent: 1 file

Freedom of movement association
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J75
1968
Extent: 1 file

Fund raising
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J76
1965-1972
Extent: 1 file

Genocide
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J77
1969
Extent: 1 file

Human rights
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J78
1968-1976
Extent: 1 file

Human rights, International Year
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J79
1967-1968
Extent: 1 file

Immigrants and the Immigration Act
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J80
1967-1978
Extent: 1 file

Legal matters - Justice
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J81
1970
Extent: 1 file

Livingstone, David
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J82
1973
Extent: 1 file

Members
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J83
1966-1973
Extent: 1 file

Minorities
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J84
1968
Extent: 1 file

Missing persons
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J85
1967
Extent: 1 file

Narcotics
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J86
1967-1972
Extent: 1 file

Nomads
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J87
1973
Extent: 1 file

Obituaries
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J88
1968-1973
Extent: 1 file

Perham, Margery. Reith Lectures [Soc. E 10]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J89
1961
Extent: 1 file

Population - Birth control
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J90
1966-1972
Extent: 1 file

Prostitution/Traffic in persons
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J91
1967-1971
Extent: 1 file

Pygmies
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J92
1972
Extent: 1 file

Race relations
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J93
1965-1973
Extent: 1 file

Religious thought on slavery
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J94
1966-1971
Extent: 1 file

Remedies
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J95
1971
Extent: 1 file

Schweitzer, Tom
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J96
1966
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Cuttings sent by him concerning a student "rag".


Slave trade uncovered in Rome
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J97
1972
Extent: 1 file

Slavery (various forms and locations)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J98
1964-1967
Extent: 1 file

Slavery - Historical
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J99
1932, 1965-1971
Extent: 1 file

Slavery - Historical
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J100
1964-1977
Extent: 1 file

Slavery - Historical
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J101
1975-1977
Extent: 1 file

Slavery - Historical/Sugar
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J102
1974
Extent: 1 file

Third World (general)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J103
1972
Extent: 1 file

Traffic in persons (White Slavery)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J104
1961-1972
Extent: 1 file

United Nations (general)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J105
1963-1974
Extent: 1 file

Wilberforce
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J106
1970, 1974
Extent: 1 file

Women (status of)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J107
1968-1972
Extent: 1 file

Women (traditional role/slavery/serfdom)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J108
1974
Extent: 1 file

World Evangelisation, International Congress of [Soc. World Council of Churches]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J109
1974
Extent: 1 file

Miscellaneous
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J110
1967-1968
Extent: 1 file

Letters from George Thompson in anti-slavery collections (modern transcripts)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 24 / J111
1839-1862
Extent: 1 file

E   Papers of the Anti-Slavery Society (accessions 1961-1971 supplement), 1848-1982

Note: Catalogued by P. W. Tolmie, [1985].

Scope and Content:

This collection of papers constitutes the fifth deposit made by the Society and supplements the 1961-1971 decennial accession, which was made earlier than usual due to the Society's move to new premises. These papers cover roughly the same period as the previous accession, though some later and some earlier material is also included. Some gaps in the earlier accession are supplied here, notably in the section relating to the Committee for the Welfare of Africans in Europe, the papers here going back to the 1920s (H4 / 1-4); conversely, some previously very full sections are not represented here at all, such as the series of annual reports and accounts, and the section of press cuttings.

This accession also contains some entirely new sections of material, for example the series of correspondence with various charities (D11 / 23) and the papers relating to publications on slavery (D12 / 1-5), and there are also some deeds and other documents concerning the different premises rented by the Society from the 19th century onwards (D11 / 22).

The papers in this accession have been sorted and listed as far as possible in accordance with the arrangement as set out in the guides to the four earlier deposits of the Society's papers, which should be studied in order to learn about the history and the archives of the Society. Thus section D contains office correspondence and material relating to the administration of the Society; section G contains material arranged by territory or subject, and section H concerns the Committee for the Welfare of Africans in Europe. The original file titles are shown in quotation marks, and reference codes noted in square brackets preceded by 'Soc.', for instance [Soc. OV/04].

During the period mainly covered by this accession the office of Secretary was held by Commander Thomas S. C. Fox-Pitt, from 1954 to 1963, and by Colonel J. R. Patrick Montgomery, from the end of 1963 onwards. The post of Chairman was held by Denis A. J. Buxton, from 1960 to 1964, and by Sir Douglas Glover, from 1965 to 1974.

E.1   Twentieth century correspondence, 1848-1980

E.1.1   Letters received and sent by officers of the Society, 1944, 1959-1977


Scope and Content:

This section (D10 / 26-34) is sparsely represented, as most of the general correspondence of the Society for this period had already been deposited. It consists mainly of the Secretary's correspondence, including that relating to overseas visits to the USA (1966 and 1968), to Australia (1970) and to Brazil (1972).

E.1.1.a   Secretary's correspondence with the Chairman, 1965-1974


Scope and Content:

All three files taken from box file marked: "Chairman's Corresp. 1965-74".


Correspondence between Sir Douglas Glover and Colonel Montgomery on the Society's administrative business [Soc. D.1]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 26 (file 1)
8 Apr 1965-20 Dec 1967
Extent: 1 file

Correspondence between Sir Douglas Glover and Colonel Montgomery on the Society's administrative business
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 26 (file 2)
5 Jan-19 Dec 1968
Extent: 1 file

Correspondence between Sir Douglas Glover and Colonel Montgomery on the Society's administrative business
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 26 / 3
9 Jan 1969-21 Mar 1974
Extent: 1 file

E.1.1.b   Committee papers, 1959-1960


"Old Committee Papers"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 26a
25 Jun 1959-1 Jan 1960
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Agenda, minutes of meetings, memoranda and letters relating to the Committee of the Anti-Slavery Society.

E.1.1.c   Secretary's correspondence with other officials and committee members of the Society, 1964-1977


"C. W. W. Greenidge"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 27 (file 1)
13 Jul 1964-2 Jun 1972
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Secretary's correspondence with Greenidge, one time Secretary and Director of the Society, and later a Vice-President; also correspondence with others on possible honours for Greenidge, and about his obituary.


"C. E. Wrangham, CBE, Joint Honorary Treasurer"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 27 (file 2)
5 Aug 1967-6 May 1977
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Secretary's correspondence with C. E. (Dennis) Wrangham, Joint Honorary Treasurer until 1972, on the Society's administrative affairs.


"Lady Harris and 100th birthday celebrations"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 27 (file 3)
18 Dec 1967-31 Mar 1971
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Secretary's correspondence with Alice, widow of Sir John Harris, one-time Secretary of the Society, especially relating to celebrations for her 100th birthday. With an annual report of the Society for 1971 containing an obituary.


"HE The Hon. Dr. H. K. Banda"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 27 (file 4)
21 Dec 1970-6 Jun 1973
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Letter (photocopy) from Dr. Banda, a Vice-President of the Society; with a letter from the Secretary on the Society's affairs.


"Professor W. M. MacMillan"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 27 (file 5)
25 Oct 1974-16 Jun 1976
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and press cuttings relating to the obituary of Professor William M. MacMillan, one time Vice-President of the Society.

E.1.1.d   General correspondence of the Secretary and his assistants, 1964-1975

E.1.1.d.1   "General Files 1968-72", 1968-1973


Scope and Content:

These files consist of correspondence with various individuals concerning the Society and its work, arranged in alphabetical order. There are carbon copies of "out" letters, with the relevant "in" letters, and some press cuttings.


General files (B-K)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 28 (file 1)
11 Oct 1968-24 May 1973
Extent: 1 file

General files (L-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 28 (file 2)
28 Mar 1969-27 Apr 1973
Extent: 1 file

E.1.1.d.2   Correspondence with particular people and on specific subjects [Soc. K Series], 1964-1975


"Mrs. Lois Combs" [Soc. K/04]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 28a (file 1)
6 Feb-10 Jul 1967
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Mrs. Combs about the Society's administrative business.


"Vera Gill" [Soc. K/06]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 28a (file 2)
2 Feb 1966-9 Oct 1972
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Dr. Vera Gill and her husband Captain Stanley Gill about their travels, especially in Asia and the Far East.


"Expeditions and Explorations" [Soc. K/07]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 28a (file 3)
10 Aug 1964-17 Jul 1967
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence about various expeditions.


"La Patagonia Tragica" [Soc. K/09]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 28a (file 4)
6 Sep-31 Oct 1966
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence about this book, published in 1957.


"Hans Trunec" [Soc. K/14]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 28a (file 5)
31 Mar 1967-19 Oct 1969
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Hans Trunec, a German journalist.


"Welfare Office for Swiss Girls in Britain" [Soc. K/18]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 28a (file 6)
Mar-Oct 1969
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Report produced by this organisation, with acknowledgement.


"Mrs. Clement Wells" [Soc. K/19]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 28a (file 7)
18 Sep 1967-6 Sep 1975
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Mrs. Wells, a benefactor of the Society living in Switzerland.


"Liberal Party" [Soc. K/19]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 28a (file 8)
27 Sep 1965-31 Jan 1966
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with the party's central organisation.

E.1.1.d.3   'Index to Correspondence: 1968-73', 1968-1973


Scope and Content:

This alphabetical index to the Society's general correspondence is arranged by months, and has been divided into three files.


Correspondents (A-E)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 28b (file 1)
1968-1973
Extent: 1 file

Correspondents (F-O)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 28b (file 2)
1968-1973
Extent: 1 file

Correspondents (P-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 28b (file 3)
1968-1973
Extent: 1 file

E.1.1.e   Official correspondence, 1944, 1959-1960


Correspondence with Colonial Office about meeting to discuss constitution of Northern Rhodesia
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 29 (file 1)
26-31 Mar 1944
Extent: 1 file
Note: Found in H4 (file 3).

"Debate in the House of Lords" [Soc.A.11]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 29a
25 Jun 1959-2 Aug 1960
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and memoranda about a proposed debate to be held in the Lords on the subject of slavery.

E.1.1.f   USA, 1966-1972


Scope and Content:

Secretary's correspondence with individuals and organisations in the USA, letters and working papers relating to visits made there by the Chairman and the Secretary in 1966, and by the Secretary in 1968.


Visit to the USA by the Secretary and Chairman
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 30 (file 1)
26 May-20 Dec 1966
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Montgomery's personal correspondence, notes, working papers, circulars and printed material relating to a visit made by him and the Chairman to the USA on the invitation of the Johnson Foundation.

Note: See also G987 for further papers on the arranging of this trip.

"March 1968. Letters written to contacts in New York"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 30 (file 2)
12 Feb-8 May 1968
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Secretary's letters written to contacts made in New York after visit to the USA in 1968.


'USA 1969-1972'
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 30 (file 3)
1 Dec 1969-30 Aug 1972
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

General correspondence with various individuals and some organisations in the USA, mainly concerning enquiries, subscriptions and so on.

E.1.1.g   Australia, 1969-1972


"Secretary's visit to Australia 1970 (sic)" - 1st part
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 31 (file 1)
4 Jun 1969-18 Jan 1972
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with various people in England and Australia relating to the Secretary’s visit to Australia in January-February 1970, and concerning aborigines' rights and conditions for them. With some letters from Lord Vestey (in alphabetical order).


"Secretary's visit to Australia 1971" - 2nd part
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 31 (file 2)
26 Dec 1969-15 Mar 1971
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Secretary's letters from Australia about his visit, with copies of his published report and related correspondence.

Note: See also G954 for material on Australian aborigines.

'Australia 1970-71'
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 31 (file 3)
Feb 1970-12 Jul 1971
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Montgomery's report on his visit to Australia, with related letters.

E.1.1.h   Mission to Brazil, c. 1970-1972


Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers relating to the Society's "Mission to Brazil" undertaken to examine the conditions of the Amazonian Indians there, all taken from a box file marked "Anti-Slavery Society - Mission to Brazil - 1972".


Brazil [Soc. A/Brazil 04 and A/Brazil 15]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 32 (file 1)
7 May 1971-20 Nov 1972
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

General correspondence relating to arrangements for, and organisation of, the Society's mission to Brazil, including correspondence with the Brazilian Ambassador in London and on the selection of members of the mission.


Brazil
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 32 (file 2)
5 May 1971-20 Jul 1972
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Cyclostyled letters, memoranda and other papers relating to the organisation of the expedition to Brazil, as circulated to the Society's Sub-Committee on Brazil of which John Alexander-Sinclair was the Chairman.


Brazil
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 32 (file 3)
16-26 Nov 1971
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Invitations to various individuals to accompany or lead the expedition to Brazil, with their replies (in alphabetical order).


"Brazil: Correspondence and meetings of the Sub-Committee" [Soc. A/Brazil/15]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 32 (file 4)
30 Nov 1971-13 Jun 1972
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Cyclostyled correspondence, minutes and agenda of meetings, memoranda and notes relating to the work of the Sub-Committee in planning the expedition to Brazil.


Brazil
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 33 (file 1)
30 Jan-9 Dec 1971
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Sets of documentation used for the first meeting of the Sub-Committee on Brazil, on 9 December 1971, including correspondence with the Brazilian Ambassador. There is a contents list included in the front of the file but items 9 and 10 on this are missing.


"Itinerary"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 33 (file 2)
13 May 1971-1 Mar 1972
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Cyclostyled memoranda, letters and notes relating to the planning of the itinerary for the Society's expedition to Brazil.


Record of a meeting held between representatives of the Society and the Brazilian Ambassador, on 16 February 1972
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 33 (file 3)
16-18 Feb 1972
Extent: 1 file

Agenda for, and minutes of, meetings of the Sub-Committee on Brazil, with related memoranda and letters, and notes by the Secretary
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 33 (file 4)
30 Jan 1971-4 Feb 1972
Extent: 1 file

Proposed itinerary for the expedition, and map of the route
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 33 (file 5)
Jan-26 May 1972
Extent: 1 file

"Brazil"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 33 (file 6)
c. 1970-1971
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Secretary's draft letters, notes of meetings, etc., relating to the planning of the Brazilian expedition.

E.1.1.i   Drugs and slavery in Afghanistan, 1969-1973


Scope and Content:

Papers relating to the publication of a report by Peter Willey made on the Society's behalf on drugs and slavery in Afghanistan. Taken from box file marked "Drugs & Slavery - Reporter 1971" [Soc. D/S. 02].


Drugs and Slavery in Afghanistan
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 34 (file 1)
21 Jul 1971-17 Aug 1972
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with M. Chalard of the French Anti-Slavery Society, Mrs. Dorothy Cannell, a journalist, and various newspapers and television news programmes about publicity for Willey's report. With a copy of the report, in the The Anti-Slavery Reporter, published Jul 1971.


Drugs and slavery in Afghanistan
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 34 (file 2)
21 Jul 1971-27 Apr 1972
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

General correspondence and enquiries relating to Willey's report, with press cuttings following its publications.


Drugs and slavery in Afghanistan
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 34 (file 3)
19 Feb 1969-Aug 1973
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board about Willey's report, including some with its President, Sir Harry Greenfield, about organising Willey's visit to Afghanistan.


"Afghanistan - Drugs & Slavery, 1971"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 34 (file 4)
1971
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Copy of Peter Willey's report on drugs and slavery, with a memorandum about it.

E.1.2   Secretary's miscellaneous correspondence, 1967-1977


Scope and Content:

Draft letters, memoranda and notes, with material used in meetings and press cuttings. From tied bundle of files, unmarked.


Dr. Emilio von Hofmannsthal
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 35 (file 1)
29 Sep-12 Nov 1967
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Dr. Emilo von Hofmannsthal, a correspondent at the United Nations, about slavery, and discussion of it at the United Nations.

Note: See also G936 for further correspondence with Dr. von Hofmannsthal.

G. Tod [Soc. I/A]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 35 (file 2)
22-28 Feb 1969
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Letter from G. Tod in The Scotsman about slavery in the Trucial States, with a letter to him from the Secretary.


Miscellaneous letters and press cuttings, many concerning Australian aborigines and Amazonian Indians
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 35 (file 3)
29 Oct 1969-16 Nov 1972
Extent: 1 file

Secretary's draft letters, notes and press cuttings, mostly on slavery
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19/ D10 / 35 (file 4)
Mar-23 Aug 1970
Extent: 1 file

Letters to the Secretary, from individuals and some organisations, on the Society's business, with the Secretary's drafts and notes
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 35 (file 5)
27 Jul 1970 - 22 May 1971
Extent: 1 file

Secretary's draft letters to the press and to individuals, with miscellaneous notes
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19, D10 / 35 (file 6)
23 Jun 1971 and undated
Extent: 1 file

Miscellaneous letters to the Secretary, with circulars, drafts and notes
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 35 (file 7)
23 Aug 1972-22 Mar 1973
Extent: 1 file

Miscellaneous circular and other letters, many from other organisations, with notes and press cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 35 (file 8)
Jun-10 Dec 1972
Extent: 1 file

Miscellaneous letters, including circulars, many from other organisations, with notes and press cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 35 (file 9)
16 Mar 1973-10 Oct 1977
Extent: 1 file

Letter to the Chairman from the Secretary, with various memoranda and notes
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 36 (file 1)
27 Feb 1969-18 Nov 1972
Extent: 1 file

Secretary's drafts and notes for various meetings and talks of the Society
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 36 (file 2)
c. 1970-1971
Extent: 1 file

Secretary's notes for meetings with the Chairman, and press cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 36 (file 3)
18 Jan-12 Feb 1971
Extent: 1 file

"Chairman"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 36 (file 4)
10 Jun 1969-15 Feb 1971
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Memoranda, reports, and circular letters on slavery and Secretary's notes for meetings of the Society.


Memoranda, reports and notes, probably produced for the Society's 1971 annual report
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 36 (file 5)
28 May 1970-c. 1971
Extent: 1 file

Material to be used in the 1971 annual report, including a report made to the annual general meeting in 1971, and copies of letters sent to the press by the Society
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 36 (file 6)
Jun 1970-1971
Extent: 1 file

Press cuttings about damage caused to the environment, including the case of the Amazonian Indians (photocopies)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 36 (file 7)
5-18 Dec 1971
Extent: 1 file

Circular letters, memoranda, Secretary's notes and miscellaneous press cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D10 / 36 (file 8)
18 Nov 1970-13 Dec 1972
Extent: 1 file

E.1.3   Management of the Society, 1848-1980


Scope and Content:

The papers in this section (D11 / 19-23) are scanty as all relevant annual reports accounts, and other financial papers had already been deposited; it includes papers on the appointment of the Secretary and the Chairman, some material on publicity, and papers relating to the various premises rented by the Society from the mid 19th century onwards.

E.1.3.a   Papers concerning the appointment of the Secretary and Chairman, 1963-1965


"Resignation of Secretary. Applications for post, short list and Appointment of new Secretary"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 19 (file 1)
15 Mar-5 May 1963
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to applications for the post of Secretary of the Society after the resignation of Commander Fox-Pitt, and to the appointment of Colonel Montgomery as his successor.


"Nominations for Chairman. Elections of Chairman of the General Committee: 1965"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 19 (file 2)
15 Mar-5 May 1963
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Secretary's correspondence with members of the Committee relating to nominations for the post of Chairman of the Society following the death of Denis A. J. Buxton, and to the resulting election of Sir Douglas Glover, TD, MP.

E.1.3.b   Publicity, 1963-1980


Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to advertisements and notices placed by the Society in various journals and other publications.


"Advertisements General" [Soc F/01]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 20 (file 1)
20 Nov 1963-9 Jun 1980
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with various publications on the placing of advertisements in them by the Society.


"The Annual Charities Digest (Butterworth)" [Soc F/02]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 20 (file 2)
27 Jun 1967-2 Jul 1975
Extent: 1 file

"The Justice of the Peace and Local Government Review" [Soc F/03]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 20 (file 3)
25 May 1965-16 Feb 1970
Extent: 1 file

"The Solicitors' Journal" [Soc F/04]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 20 (file 4)
30 Oct 1963-26 May 1966
Extent: 1 file

"New Law Journal" [Soc F/05]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 20 (file 5)
10 Feb 1965-30 Sep 1970
Extent: 1 file

"Stone's Justices' Manual" [Soc F/06]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 20 (file 6)
31 Jul 1967-30 Oct 1968
Extent: 1 file

"The Christian" [Soc F/07]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 20 (file 7)
24 Aug-23 Sep 1964
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

With enquiries resulting from the advertisement.


"The Church of England Newspaper (Rev. Dennis Peterson)" [Soc F/08]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 20 (file 8)
21-25 Nov 1963
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence about report of a meeting of the Society which might be published in The Church of England Newspaper.


"The Friend" [Soc F/09]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 20 (file 9)
5-15 Aug 1966
Extent: 1 file

"The Hall School Parents' Association (E. H. Brooks)" [Soc F/10]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 21 (file 1)
3 May 1968-30 Apr 1971
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to advertisements placed by the Society in the brochure of this Association.


"The Observer" [Soc F/12]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 21 (file 2)
21 Nov 1963-4 Aug 1969
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence about an advertisement placed by the Society, and enquiries resulting from it.

Note: There is no [Soc F/11].

"The Sunday Telegraph. 5 Feb 1967" [Soc F/13]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 21 (file 3)
5-17 Feb 1967
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Enquiries and correspondence arising from an advertisement placed by the Society.


"The Times" [Soc F/14]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 21 (file 4)
21 Apr 1964
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Copy letter from the Secretary placing a notice in this paper.


"The Epilogue on ITV (Southern) 2/3 Jan 1968" [Soc F/15]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 21 (file 5)
28 Dec 1967-5 Jan 1968
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to advertisements placed in local southern England newspapers after the Society broadcast on The Epilogue.


"Chambers Encyclopaedia Year Book" [Soc F/17]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 21 (file 6)
14 Sep 1971
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Copy letter from the Secretary about the Society's work.

Note: There is no Soc F/16.

"Advertisement in the Sussex Express and County Herald" [Soc F/17 (75)]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 21 (file 7)
9-21 Nov 1975
Extent: 1 file
Note: For copy of article see ART/01 (75)

"Advertisement in New World - Journal of the UN Association of Gt. Britain" [Soc F/18]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 21 (file 8)
15 Jul-Sep 1976
Extent: 1 file

"The London Diary" [Soc F/18] (sic)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 21 (file 9)
24 Aug 1971
Extent: 1 file

"The Europa Year Book (Europa Publications Ltd.)" [Soc F/19]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 21 (file 10)
14 Sep 1971-10 Dec 1973
Extent: 1 file

"Will to Charity" [Soc F/20]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 21 (file 11)
1971-24 May 1972
Extent: 1 file

"BBC Monitoring Service - ITL Index" [Soc F/21]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 21 (file 12)
25 Jan-5 Feb 1973
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Letter from Index Technology Ltd. about their index to the output of the BBC Monitoring Service.


"The New Internationalist - Dec 1976 Advertisement" [Soc F/22]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 21 (13)
8 Dec 1976
Extent: 1 file

"Guide to Manuscripts Relating to America in Great Britain and Ireland. Crick/Alman Revision Project" [Soc F/22] (sic)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 21 (file 14)
13 Sep-21 Dec 1976
Extent: 1 file

"Encyclopedia of Associations (Gale Research Company, Detroit, USA)" [Soc F/23]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 21 (file 15)
15 May 1975
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Letter concerning an item for the Society in this publication.


"International Congress Calendar"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 21 (file 16)
1978
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Advertisements for the International Congress Calendar 1978.

E.1.3.c   Financial papers, 1848-1980


Scope and Content:

Most papers in this section such as accounts had already been deposited, but there is a new series represented here, of correspondence with charities (D11 / 23), and also papers and deeds for the Society's premises going back to the 19th century (D11 / 22).

E.1.3.c.1   Papers relating to premises rented by the Society at various times in its history, including the relevant title deeds, 1848-1979

Note: All taken from a box file marked "Premises - i.Denison House. ii.60 Weymouth Street. iii.Search for premises 1978. iv.Old leases (for archives)".

New Broad Street and Denison House
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 22 (file 1)
16 Mar 1848-2 Feb 1970
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Receipts for rent payments while in New Broad Street, 1848-1860, with an agreement to sub-let part of 55 New Broad Street to an architect 1885; the will, with codicils, of Travers Buxton, 1934-1942 (photocopy) and leases of offices in Denison House to the Society, 1967-1970.


Denison House
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 22 (file 2)
5 Aug 1940-21 Feb 1972
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to the lease of offices in Denison House by the Society and to the rent charged, with receipts.

Note: This file, and D11 / 22 (file 1) above, taken from file marked "Denison House 1902-1972"

"New Premises: Lease & Correspondence with Travers, Smith Braithwaite and with Denison House (compensation etc.) 1972"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 22 (file 3)
26 Oct 1971-9 Nov 1973
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to notice to quit Denison House (served on the Society), and their search for new premises.


"Estimates: 60 Weymouth Street, 1972. Sprackling, conversion (building work, West End Electrical, Carpet tiles - Caxton Name Plate Co., door porter system"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 22 (file 4)
1 Sep 1972-12 May 1976
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, estimates and receipts relating to various work carried out at the Society's new premises.


"Charterhouse Rheumatism Clinic. Quarterly rental payments"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 22 (file 5)
17 Feb 1972-3 Jul 1979
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with the Charterhouse Rheumatism Clinic relating to the Society's lease of 60 Weymouth Street, including payments of rent.


"Premises 1979. Search for premises 1978 - general correspondence & correspondence with Peter Harris r.e. Emery Hill Street, SW1"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 22 (file 6)
10 Nov 1977-29 Aug 1978
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to the Society's search for new premises after a large increase in the rent for 60 Weymouth Street, including an application to convert storage premises at Emery Hill Street into offices.

E.1.3.c.2   Correspondence with various charitable trusts and foundations about possible donations or grants to the Society, 1963-1980


"Foundations and Charitable Trusts" [Soc E/01]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 23 (file 1)
4 Feb 1963-24 Feb 1972
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with the following charitable organisations and directories, about grants and donations to the Society:

  • The Noel Buxton Trust
  • Cadbury Brothers Charitable Fund
  • William J. Cadbury Trust
  • DINAM Charity
  • Miss Edith M. Ellis's Trust
  • The Foundation Directory
  • Friends' International Centre
  • Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
  • The Charles & Julia Henry Fund
  • The Nuffield Foundation
  • Sir James Reckitt Charity

"Louise Weiss Foundation" [Soc E/01]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 23 (file 2)
7 Sep 1979-9 May 1980
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Letters to Mme. Louise Weiss, relating to slavery and to the Foundation.


"Woodbrooke College & Rowntree Charitable Trust" [Soc E/02]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 23 (file 3)
5 Feb 1965-20 Oct 1967
Extent: 1 file

"Cadbury Brothers Charitable Trust - Cadbury correspondence 1970" [Soc E/03]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 23 (file 4)
17 Feb-25 Mar 1970
Extent: 1 file
Note: There is no [Soc E/04].

"Rowntree Soc. Services Trust" [Soc E/05]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 23 (file 5)
15-19 Apr 1971
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with the Trust about help in finding accommodation for the Society.


"Barrow and Geraldine Cadbury Charitable Trust" [Soc E/06]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 23 (file 6)
20 Sep 1971
Extent: 1 file

"Extract prepared from Directory of Grant Making Trusts - bodies who may consider grant to the Society" [Soc E/07]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 23 (file 7)
20 Sep 1971
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

List of charitable trusts taken from the Directory of Grant Making Trusts, with a letter and other related papers.


"C. Jackson-Cole: A Code of Conduct for Charitable Fund Raising (Oct 1969)"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D11 / 23 (file 8)
10 Oct 1969
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Memorandum on this code of conduct submitted by C. Jackson-Cole to the Conference of Charities.

E.1.4   Material on slavery, 1962-1979


Scope and Content:

This is a new section and contains papers relating to newspaper articles and letters, books and other publications containing material on slavery.


"New Republic. Article by Rupert Wilkinson, and resulting correspondence. 1962. Also articles in Tribune and Sword of the Spirit (1962). Articles written by T. S. L. Fox-Pitt 1962." [Soc G/01]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 1 (file 1)
15 Feb-16 Nov 1962
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence about an article on slavery by Rupert Wilkinson in The New Republic, with drafts of other articles and related correspondence.


"Christianity and Slavery - Correspondence in The Times. 1963" [Soc G/02]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 1 (file 2)
17 Sep 1963-5 Aug 1964
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Cuttings of letters printed in The Times about slavery, with other letters written by the Secretary but not published, and enquiries following a notice placed in The Times by the Society.


"The People. Robin Maugham '64" [Soc G/03]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 1 (file 3)
27 Oct 1963-13 Sep 1964
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Press cuttings of articles by Lord Maugham and others on slavery as published in The People.


"Response to Lord Maugham's articles in The People"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 1 (file 4)
20 Sep 1963-21 Dec 1964
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, offers of help, enquiries and donations to the Society following Lord Maugham's articles in The People.


"The Islamic Review" [Soc G/04]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 1 (file 5)
8-9 Feb 1965
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with The Islamic Review about a motion passed at the World Muslim Conference condemning slavery.


"The MacMillan Company, New York" [Soc G/05]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 2 (file 1)
19 Dec 1966-4 Jul 1967
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Peter Nevraumont of the MacMillan Company about the possibility of publishing a book on slavery.


"Peter Davies Limited (Priestley)" [Soc G/06]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 2 (file 2)
26 Feb-19 Apr 1967
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Derek Priestley of Peter Davies Ltd. about the possibility of publishing a book on slavery.


"Daily Telegraph and Tit Bits" [Soc G/07]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 2 (file 3)
3 Oct-30 Nov 1966
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Letters, enquiries and donations sent to the Society following articles on slavery in The Daily Telegraph and Tit Bits, with some correspondence with these papers.


"Chairman's correspondence with The Observer: October/Nov 65" [Soc G/08]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 2 (file 4)
28 Jul 1965-31 Jan 1966
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Society's correspondence with Colin Legum about article on slavery in The Observer, and Chairman's subsequent letter on this published in the paper; also letters, enquiries and donations to the Society following the article and letter.


"The Observer: Articles by Donald Trelford Feb 1967 and resulting correspondence" [Soc G/08]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 2 (file 5)
14 Feb-9 Dec 1967
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence enquiries and press cuttings relating to articles about slavery by Donald Trelford published in The Observer.


"Enquiries - Bunte Illustrierte 1967" [Soc G/09]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 2 (file 6)
8 Feb-7 Mar 1967
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence from Germany resulting from an article on slavery published in Bunte Illustrierte.


"The Sunday Times - correspondence about possibilities of an article on slavery in colour supplement" [Soc G/10]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 2 (file 7)
21 Nov 1967
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Letter from Mrs. Susan Raven of The Sunday Times Magazine deciding against an article on slavery.


"Maurice Rickards. Anthony Adams - proposed book on slavery" [Soc G/11]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 2 (file 8)
1 Jul 1968-23 Oct 1973
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Maurice Rickards about designing a poster for the Society, and with Longman Group Ltd. about a photograph for a school text book.


"The Bodley Head" [Soc G/12]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 3 (file 1)
19 Apr-27 May 1968
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with The Bodley Head about a book published by them called Autobiography of a Slave.


"Corpus Books (Harold C. Gardiner) 1968" [Soc G/13]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 3 (file 2)
28 Mar-18 Jun 1967
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Harold Gardiner of Corpus Books about the possibility of publishing a book on slavery.


"Revd. Endresen: Sold as a Slave (Correspondence with Mrs. Jackson). 1968" [Soc G/14]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 3 (file 3)
5 Oct 1968-10 Dec 1974
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to the possible publication in England of the Rev. Halfdan Endresen's book, Sold as a Slave, which Mrs. Bjorg Jackson was helping to translate from the original Norwegian. With an incomplete typescript of the translation.

Note: See also G971 for correspondence with Endresen as Secretary of the Norwegian Anti-Slavery Society.

"The News, New York (George Laing)" [Soc G/15]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 3 (file 4)
12 Apr-13 Sep 1968
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to a suggestion that The Daily News (New York) might publish an article on slavery.


"John Murray-Crowell, Macmillan, New York" [Soc G/16]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 3 (file 5)
14 Apr-1 May 1968
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with John Murray Ltd. and Crowell Collier and Macmillan about a proposed history of the slave trade.


"Heinemann: Stephen Barlay: Sex Slavery. 1969" [Soc G/17]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 3 (file 6)
5 Dec 1967-10 Sep 1973
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Heinemann Ltd. about Sex Slavery, by Stephen Barlay, and the possibility of the Society sending out leaflets about it to its members.


"William Heinemann, publishers" [Soc G/17]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 3 (file 7)
28 Jul 1972
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Letter from John St. John at Heinemann Ltd. about possible book on the Society's tour of Brazil.


"Heinemann Educational Books" [Soc G/18]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 3 (file 8)
21 Jul 1969
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Letter to Heinemann about Human Rights: A Study Guide for the International Year of Human Rights, 1968.


"The People (Adler)" [Soc G/19]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 3 (file 9)
5 Feb 1969-21 Mar 1971
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with The People newspaper about possible articles on slavery.


"The Daily Telegraph Magazine. John Anstey and Tom Stacey" [Soc G/20]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 3 (file 10)
26 Sep 1968-24 Jul 1973
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with John Anstey, Editor of The Daily Telegraph Magazine about a proposed article on slavery to be written by Tom Stacey, with part of the research costs being provided by the Society. The work was later taken over by Gitta Sereny, but the article was never completed.


"The Scotsman (Elizabeth Morris). Reference I/G" [Soc G/21]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 4 (file 1)
4-5 Dec 1969
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Letters from the Secretary to The Scotsman about possible articles on the Society's work.


"Irish University Press. Fr. Harold Gardiner. Mr. William Jerman - see also IDOC (this section I/G)" [Soc G/22]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 4 (file 2)
30 Jul-15 Aug 1969
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Irish University Press about a proposed book on contemporary slavery.

Note: See also D12 / 4 (file 8).

"Hubert Gundolf: Eines Tages Werden Wir Siegen (with preface by Sir D. Glover)" [Soc G/23]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 4 (file 3)
undated
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Draft unsigned preface to this book, in English.


"Roderick Thorp: Correspondence with Coward-McCann & Leslie Lilienfeld" [Soc G/24]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 4 (file 4)
15 Aug 1968-7 Apr 1970
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Coward-McCann, Inc. of New York about Dirty Kisses, a book by Roderick Thorp on contemporary slavery.


"Visa Pour un Enfant" [Soc G/25]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 4 (file 5)
Jun 1968-1 Apr 1969
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Jose Lenzini, Editor of the journal Visa Pour un Enfant about this publication; with an issue of June 1968, Number 27.


"Associated Book Publishers" [Soc G/26]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 4 (file 6)
13-29 Jan 1970
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Hugo Erdohazi at Associated Book Publishers about their proposed information service on the Slave Trade.


"British Printing Corporation. History of the 20th Century" [Soc G/27]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 19 / D12 / 4 (file 7)
23 May 1968-1 Jul 1971
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence about photographs used by the British Printing Corporation in History of the 20th Century.


"IDOC Internat