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LevelSub-series
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C A2 O8/1-19
TitleCorrespondence and treaties between native authorities and British naval authorities
Extent19 docs.
Date1851-1863
DescriptionLetters and papers concerning the slave trade and political matters, including:
/1-3A Copies of 'Engagements ..... for the abolition of the traffic in slaves' [including provisions for trade and missions] between:
/1 Commodore A. P. Eardley Wilmot (for HM the Queen) and the king and chiefs of Porto Novo 17 Jan 1852;
/2 Commander Frederick Edwyn Forbes (for HM the Queen) and chiefs of Abeokuta, Egba nation, 5 Jan 1852;
/3A Commodore H. W. Bruce and J. Beecroft (for HM the Queen) and the king and chiefs of Lagos, 1 Jan 1852;

/3B Correspondence between Admiral H. W. Bruce and Mewu, chief of Badagry 1852-53;
/8-9 Correspondence between Admiral H. W. Bruce and the chiefs of Abeokuta 1853-54;
/10 Letter from 'Dosumu', King of Lagos to Capt. Miller RN, concerning the slave trade 1855;
/13-16 Correspondence between the senior officer in the Bight of Benin and the chiefs of Abeokuta (through H. Townsend) 1853, 1861;
/17-19 Letters from King Docemo of Lagos to Commodore Eardley Wilmot 1863
Access StatusOpen