Ghana and Sierra Leone in colonial and missionary records, 1700-1850

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2 volumes in Ghana and Sierra Leone in colonial and missionary records, 1700-1850

Papers of Thomas Perronet Thompson relating to Sierra Leone

Born the son of a wealthy Hull banker, Thompson served in the army and navy until, partly through his connexion with William Wilberforce, the influential anti-slavery campaigner, he was appointed governor of the colony in Sierra Leone in 1808, the year following the abolition of the slave trade across the...

  • Contributor:  Hull University Archives
  • Reference:  72047-DTH1
  • Keyword:  african politics history slavery colonial

Miscellaneous materials from the USPG archives

The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts first mission to West Africa began more than fifty years after its incorporation by royal charter during the reign of William III, with the arrival of the Reverend Thomas Thompson at James Fort on the Gambia river in January...

  • Contributor:  Rhodes House Library
  • Reference:  72047-SPG
  • Keyword:  african religion history slavery colonial
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