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Report on the slave trade
This is the original manuscript version of Snelgrave's New account of some parts of Guinea, and the slave trade (1734). Snelgrave made a number of voyages to the West African coast for a variety of employers, the most important being Humphrey Morice (c.1679-1731), governor of the Bank of England. Snelgrave made at least six successful voyages for Morice. In all, he seems to have carried at least 2718 Africans to the Americas, of whom 402 died en route. On his return he published his book, which is part justification for the slave trade, part instruction manual for slave-ship captains, part political history and part adventure story.
- Image reference: F7400-002
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London