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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

1776-1800,   pp. [86]-104

Page [86]

1776 - 11800

(1776)                                                        NORDENSKIOLD,
Afhandling am nyttan for Sverige af handel och nybyggen i Indierne och pa
Africa, Stockholm, 1776.
'Ihe author was the brother of Augustus Nordenskidld who was mineralogist
to the Sierra Leone Co. in
1792. See 1787 WADSTROM.
(1777)                                    OLDENDORP, Christian Georg Andreas
Geschichte der Mission der evangelischen BrUder auf den Caraibischen Inseln
St Thomas, St Croix und St Ian, ed. Johann Jakob BOSSART, Barby & Leipzig,
Swedish ed.: Tillfdrlatlig underrAtlelse om Negerne pa Guinea kus ten, utragen
u Herr Oldendorps Missions Historia, Uppsala, 1784.
Danish ed.: Fulstandig udtogt af C.G.A.Oldendorps Missions-Historie...,
Copenhagen, 1784.
Modern Eng. trans. by Arnold R. HIGHFIELD & Vladimir BARAC. A Caribbean
mission, New York, 1987.
Oldendorp collected valuable information from interviews conducted in 1767-68
with African slaves,
but Bossart printed only a proportion of this material. The Swedish and Danish
eds are even more
truncated (but publication of the whole original MS is now in prospect).
See article by S.D.W.BROWN in
Plantation Societyin the Americas, 2,1 (1983) 37-61.
1777                                     COTTON, Capt.      R.N., & ROBERTS,
Extracts from an account of the state of the British forts on the Gold Coast
of Africa,   taken by Capt. Cotton of H.M.Ship Pallas in ... 1777, to which
are added observations by John Roberts, London, 1778.
Roberts was Governor at Cape Coast Castle. He was also the author of an eight
page pamphlet, Cursory
observations on the trade to Africa (London, ?1777).
1778-79                           BERTHOUT, 1. M. & GLICOURT, P. de,
Alphonse LEFEBVRE, 'Le S6negal et lI'le       Saint-Louis, d'aprts les documents
inddits d'un missionaire boulonnais (1778-1779)', Bull. Union. Getog. do
Nord de France, 14 (1893) 289-334.
Lefebvre prints extracts from Berthout's MS account of the visits to Mauritania
and Senegal of the
two missionaries. See Pierre LINTINGRE, Voyages du Sicur de Glicourt a la
cdte occidentale dAfrique
pendant les anndes 1778 et 1 779 (Dakar, 1966).


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