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Slave Trade to Rio de Janeiro, 1825-1830

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COLUMN CODING INSTRUCTIONS
Col. 1 Project ID no. - code 5
Cols. 2-4 Ship ID. Give number to each ship in their order of listing from 001-357.
Cols. 5-10 Date of Arrival
cols 5-6 month 01-12
cols 7-8 day 01-31 (actual day)
cols 9-10 year (code last two numbers of year, e.g. 26 for 1826)
Cols. 11-12 Type of ship:
01 - Bergantim
02 - Galera
03 - Patacho
04 - Brigue Escuna
05 - Navio
06 - Sumaca
07 - Escuna
08 - Pallaca (3 maestras (?))
09 - Chalupa
10 - Barca
11 - Cuter
12 - Navio Mercante
13 - Charrua de Guerra (?)
14 - Corveta
99 - Unknown or not given
Col. 13 Leave Empty
Cols. 14-17 Ship's Name. A Letter Code
a) Take first two letters of both names: e.g. JOse BAmaceda = JOBA
b) Take first four letters if only one name FELICidade = FELIC
c) Write out number in English if ship is named for an historical date:
e.g. 7 de Fev. = SEVE
d) Leave empty if unknown
Col. 18 Leave Empty
Cols. 19-20 African Port:

West African Ports:
01 - Rio Zaire
02 - Cabinda
03 - Angola
04 - Benguela
05 - Ambriz

10 - Molembo
11 - Hambane
12 - Aubris
13 - Inhanbane/ Enhambane?

East African Ports:
30 - Mocambique
31 - Quillimane
32 - La Bahia de Tourenco Harques
33 - Cacongo
99 - Unknown

Cols. 21-23 Sailing Time (in days). Code actual number given. If not given, leave empty.
Cols. 24-26 Number of slaves shipped. Code actual number given. Leave empty if not given.
Cols. 27-29 Number of slaves who died at sea. Code actual number given. Leave empty if not given.
Col. 30 Leave Empty
Cols. 31-34 Name of person or company to whom slaves are consigned. Use first four letters of last name and/or item of final name.

PEREz = PERE
SA = SA--
IRMAO = IRMA
Compania = COMP

Take last name of hyphenated or connected names: e.g. Suarez e Sousa = SOUS

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