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LevelSub-series
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C A2 O5/1-31
TitleCorrespondence between the missions and British naval authorities
Extent31 docs.
Date1845-1863
DescriptionLetters [chiefly copies] concerning the political state of the country, suppression of the slave trade, and the protection of the missionaries and other Europeans:
/1-11 Correspondence between the missionaries (on behalf of the British residents at Badagry) and the senior officer in the Bight of Benin, and other naval officers, concerning the protection of the town 1845-52;
/12-19 Correspondence between Admiral H. W. Bruce, Commander-in-Chief, and C. A. Gollmer (Lagos) and H. Townsend (Abeokuta) 1853-54;
/20-24 Correspondence between E. G. Irving (Abeokuta) and the senior officer in the Bight and other officers, including reference to Sagbua 1854;
/25 Letter from Thomas Miller HMS 'Crane' 1854;
/26 Letter from E. G. Irving 1854;
/27-28 Letters from Samuel Crowther 1855;
/29 Letter from H. Townsend 1861;
/30 Letter from Commander T. L. Perry, Little Popo, headed 'information concerning Dahomey' 1862;
/31 Letter to H. Townsend from Commodore Eardley Wilmot, HMS "Rattlesnake' 1863
Access StatusOpen