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A digitized collection of resources gathered by a doctoral student that "trace amongst other things, the migrants and labourers in and around the plantation island of Fernando Pó, moving along the intersections of the Spanish, British and French empires and through numerous societies in Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Liberia, Cameroon and Gabon for most of the twentieth century."
Selected documents from a number of collections, including: early Gold Coast records from the archives of the USPG; the papers of Thomas Perronet Thompson, the first Governor of the Colony of Sierra Leone; An account of two missionary voyages by Rev. Thomas Thompson; the letters of Rev. Philip Quaque, etc.
Call Number: HF486.R6 E54 1997 Main (Gardner) Stacks
These letter-books of the Royal African Company of England, which held a legal monopoly of English trade with West Africa, detail the daily operations of the company and its interactions with the local African societies of the Gold Coast, notably Ghana, in the late 17th century.
Call Number: BV3625.G62 Q376 2010 Main (Gardner) Stacks
These letters provide insights into Quaque’s relations with European and African authorities, his observations of French imperialism, and his opposition to slavery through his correspondence with early abolitionists.
Written by a Ghanaian- Danish catechist of the Christian mission who was actively involved in local politics. He recounts in detail the history of the Asante, including the wars and causes of war, in the 19th century.
Includes more than 100 volumes of official correspondence and letters outgoing from Ghana to Basel from 1828 to 1914. The microfilm can be requested from CRL by the Library's Interlibrary Borrowing Service.
A Liberian Journey offers a look into the lives and landscapes transformed by the arrival of Firestone Plantations Company in Liberia and includes exhibits, photographs, films, oral histories, and documents.
Dating from the 16th to the 18th centuries, the ancient manuscripts presented in this exhibition cover every aspect of human endeavor and are indicative of the high level of civilization attained by West Africans during the Middle Ages.