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Slave Trade to Havana, Cuba, 1790-1820

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VARIABLE FIELD CODING INSTRUCTIONS
1. SHIP ID Cols. 1-4 Code in sequence each ship's entry starting with 001
2. NWPORT
(New World Port)
Cols. 5-6 Code as follows:
04 - Havana
05 - Santiago de Cuba
3. ADAY
(Day of Arrival)
Cols. 7-8 Leave Empty (Not given in AGI data)
4. AMONTH
(month of arrival)
Cols. 9-10 Code as follows:
01 - Enero
02 - Febrero
03 - Marzo
5. AYR
(Year of arrival)
Cols. 11-12 Code last two numbers of year:
e.g. 1790-90
6. SHTYPE
(Ship's type)
Cols. 13-14 See attached code sheet for notes
7. Name Cols. 15-17 Leave empty (Curtin used number code for ship's names)
8. TON Cols. 18-20 Leave empty (No tonnage given in AGI data)
9. MASTER Cols. 21-23 Leave empty (Curtin used no. code)
10. GUNS Cols. 24-25 Leave empty (N.g. in AGI data)
11. CREW Cols. 26-27 Leave Empty (Ibid.)
12. NATION Cols. 28-29 See attached sheet for coding instructions
13. SLAVES
(Landed)
Cols. 30-33 Code actual number given in "total general" col.
14. AFROPORT
(African Port of exits)
Cols. 34-35 Leave Empty (N.g. in AGI data)
15. TIME
(Sailing time from Africa)
Cols. 36-38 Leave Empty (N.g. in AGI data)
16. DEATHS
(Slaves who died at sea)
Cols. 39-41 Leave Empty (Ibid.)
To get numbers of slaves shipped from Africa, add DEATHS plus SLAVES
17. MALE SLAVES
(VARONES)
Piezas
Mulecones
Muleques



42-44
45-47
48-50



Code actual number
Ibid.
Ibid.
18. FEMALE SLAVES
(HEMBRAS)
Piexas
Muleconas
Mulecas



51-53
54-56
57-59



Code actual number given
Ibid.
Ibid.
19. SHNAME Cols. 60-69 Code actual letters.
Write out name of ship, using last part of multiword name. Also start at col. 60 and leave blanks at end.
e.g. Maria-----
e.g. los dos Amigos DOS-AMIGOS
(if enough space, then do include an extra word in multi-word names)
20. CAPTAIN Cols. 70-79 Code actual letters.
Write out last name of ship's captain.

SHTYPE (Ship's Type) cols. 13-14

01 - Brig
02 - Escuna
03 - (Corvette) Corveta
04 - Ship (navio port.)
05 - schooner-brig (also brig-schooner)
06 - Smack
07 - Patacho
08 - Brigantin (Brigantine)
09 - Barca (barque)
10 - Polacca schooner
11 - Pailebot (PAQUEBOT)
12 - Pilot boat
13 - Sumaca
14 - Iate (yacht)
15 - Galliot (?)
16 - Galliot
17 - Cutter
18 - Pinnace
19 - LANCHA (Launch)
20 - BALANDRA (sloop)
21 - GOLETA (schooner)
22 - FRAGATA (frigate)

NB - Capitalized ship's names are most common for AGI data.

Nation (National Flag of Ship) cols. 28-29

01 - Portugal
02 - Brazil
03 - Spain
04 - France (Francesa)
05 - USA (Americana)
06 - Uruguay
07 - Netherlands (Olandesa)
08 - Hamburg
09 - Argentina
10 - Sweden
11 - Russia
12 - Denmark
13 - BOSTON
14 - England (Inglesa)

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