Memo book entitled 'W Fergusson 1840'

Material Information

Memo book entitled 'W Fergusson 1840'
Added title page title:
W. Fergusson 1840
Will, James ( Author, Primary )
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Subjects / Keywords:
Slave narratives ( lcsh )
slave narratives
Temporal Coverage:
1826 - 1841
Spatial Coverage:
Africa -- Sierra Leone -- Western Area -- Western Area Urban District -- Freetown -- Wilberforce
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A copy (seemingly incomplete) of the account of James Will's life up to his capture by slavers [in the 1830s]. His account contains information on his homeland - 'Akue' [Possibly in the Gambia]- including its produce, resources, employment, social structure, religion, wars and the effects of slavery. Will also gives an account of his attempts to avoid capture by slavers as well as his conversation to Christianity. Extract from a proclamation of George IV, dated 12th July 1826, regarding English currency. Rear of book: contains two pages of accounts, headed 'Augusta', noting money received from Wilberforce [?Sierra Leone] during 1841. ( , )
General Note:
The continuation and completion of James Will's narrative can be found in MMS/Special Series/Biographical/West Africa/FBN 4 (fiche 123
General Note:
Bound with pink blotter sheet interleaves

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
Holding Location:
SOAS University of London
Rights Management:
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Resource Identifier:
MMS/Special Series/Various Papers/FBN 44 ( SOAS Order with reference )
MMS/17/03/01/58 ( SOAS CALM reference )
MMS 662 58 ( SOAS manuscript number )


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