Online Data Archive

English Slave Trade, 1791-1799
(House of Lords Survey)

Compiled by Herbert S. Klein
Columbia University, New York

From Papers of the House of Lords Record Office 28 July 1800
Shelf List No. 5/J/11/2, 'Slave Trade Accounts'

H.L.R.O. Papers, 19 June 1799, 25 June 1799, 9 July 1799

Accounts and Papers, (Parl. Papers, 1795-6, XLII (849))

DPLS ed. 1978

This site provides access to the raw data and documentation which contains information on English slave trade from 1791-1799. Specifically, the data file contains information on the ship's name, tonnage, home port, departure date from England, African port of arrival, date of African arrival, slaves taken on board (total actually purchased), slave mortality, number of slaves transported, date of departure from Africa, date of arrival in New World, number of slaves landed in America, and date ship left America. For more information, please read the Study Description and consult the Online Codebook.

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