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Fage, J. D. 1921- (John Donnelly) / A guide to original sources for precolonial western Africa published in European languages: for the most part in book form

1751-1775,   pp. [78]-85

Page [78]

1751 - 1775

1751-55                                             BARKER, Robert, carpenter
(1) The unfortunate shipwright, or cruel captain... a narrative of Robert
Barker, late carpenter aboard the Thetis... in a voyage to the coast
of Guinea and Antigua, London, n.d. (1760?), & later eds.
(2) The genuine life of Robert Barker, dictated by himself while in a state
of total blindness..., London, 1809.
1751-64   (but see    comment)                                  GONJA CHRONICLES
Ivor WILKS, Nehemia LEVTZION, & Bruce M. HEIGHT, Chronicles from Gonja,
Fontes Historiae Africanae, Series Arabica, 9, Cambridge, 1986.
A number of Arabic MSS from Gonja are presented with English translations
and considerable
discussion and commentary. The most substantial item is the Kitab Ghanja,
a chronicle some MSS of
which end in 1751 and others in 1764. Some of the other items contain information
relating to the early
nineteenth century.
1752-56                                                  THOMPSON, Rev, Thomas
(1) An account of two missionary voyages... the one to New Jersey ... the
... to the coast of Guiney, London, 1758.                    facs. 1937
Ger. trans. 1767.
(2) The African trade for Negro slaves shewn to be consistent with the
principles of humanity and of revealed religion, Canterbury, n.d. (1772).
(3) Menjoirs of an English missionary to the coast of Guinea, London, 1788.
Thompson was the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel's missionary at
Cape Coast in 1752-56. It
was he who recommended 1766 QUAQUE for education and training in England.
1 7 5 3 - 63                                                   CONSIDERATIONS...
Considerations on the present peace as far as it is relative to the colonies
and the African trade, London, 1753.
This includes affidavits from persons engaged in the trade with western Africa.
Extracts are printed in
1753                                           COSTA ARAUJO, Ant6nio    
   Jose   da
Damilo PERES, Relacao da viagem da fragata Nossa Senhora da Estrella a Bissau
em 1753 por Antdnio Jose da Costa Aradjo, Lisbon, 1952.


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