Captain Robert Mitchell

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Title

Captain Robert Mitchell

Subject

Everyday Citizens

Description

This volume contains information regarding a voyage of the ship Fox, a 146 ton brigantine that left Liverpool on March 8, 1774. The ship stopped first in the Cameroons, West Africa, where 148 African people were enslaved and brought aboard. The ship then crossed the Atlantic Ocean westward, landing first in Dominica. Seventeen (17) of the enslaved people died during the Atlantic crossing. After likely making other landings in the Caribbean to sell enslaved people the ship returned to Liverpool, completing the trip on February 22, 1775. The wages book recorded wages and debts of the crew, desertions, and several deaths of crew members by drowning. There are also records of enslaved people who worked on the ship and were paid in clothing.
Source: Nancy Bercaw, Curator, Slavery and Freedom
DESCRIPTION:
This bound volume contains information regarding Captain Robert Mitchell and his crew aboard the slave trading ship Fox. The covers are made from a brown paper and the text "Fox's Wages Book / Feb.y 1775 Capt Mitchell" is written on the front cover in black ink. The thirty-six (36) total interior pages have text pertaining to wages and debts of the crew, desertions of the crew, and several deaths of crew members by drowning, all written in black ink. There are also records of enslaved people who worked on the ship and were paid in clothing. Most pages have writing on the front and back sides, but there are some blank pages toward the back of the volume. The pages are bound together with bast fiber thread.

Source

Smithsonian Institution 

http://collections.si.edu/search/detail/edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.5.1?date.slider=&q=slave+ship+captain++&dsort=&record=1&hlterm=slave%2Bship%2Bcaptain%2B%2B

Date

1774 - 1775

Contributor

Katie Proctor

Rights

Smithsonian Institution

Language

English

Type

Website

Coverage

Europe 18th Century

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Citation

“Captain Robert Mitchell,” Digital Histories, accessed May 22, 2024, https://digitalhistories.kennesaw.edu/items/show/85.