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[Slave Trade]
Slave Trade. No. 1 (1885). Correspondence with British representatives and agents abroad, and reports from Naval Officers and the Treasury, relative to the Slave Trade: 1884-85. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. August 1885. [C.-4523].
London, Harrison and Sons, 1885. Folio (207 x 315 mm). VI, 83, (1) pp. Disbound. In modern wrappers. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents on the slave trade, including an admiralty report from Bushire that "upwards of fifty freshly imported Africans landed and [were] sold at Debay [Dubai]" in November 1884, in violation of the existing engagements and treaties with the Sheikhs of the Gulf coast (p. 77). Commander V. Anson investigates and soon thereafter reports to Vice-Admiral Sir W. Hewett: "We arrived of Debai, on the Arab Coast, at 2 P.M. on the 27th [of November]. After some delay the Sheikh of that place [Hushur bin Maktoum, ruler of Dubai] surrendered seventeen slaves who had been recently landed in contravention of Treaty [...] Having embarked the British Agent at Shargah [Sharjah], we proceeded on the 28th, and recovered five more slaves at the different towns belonging to the Arab Trucial Chiefs" (p. 78). Includes a list of 22 slaves received from Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, and Umm al-Quwain. More relevant correspondence is to be found under the headings: "Turkey" (pp. 21-32; with references to the trade at Jeddah and Hodeidah); "Turkey. (Consular) - Jeddah" (pp. 33-37), and "Zanzibar" (pp. 39-76; includes a report on Pemba [pp. 48-51] by the Vice-Consul to the Zanzibar Agency, Lieutenant Charles Steuart Smith). - Disbound from a volume of parliamentary papers. A good copy. - Bennett 512.
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