A slave dhow from "Debai and Shargeh"

[Slave Trade]. Class B. East Coast of Africa. Correspondence respecting the Slave Trade and other matters. From January 1 to December 31, 1869. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. 1870. [C.-141].

London, Harrison & Sons, 1870.

Folio. VI, 103, (1) pp. Sewn.


Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents and officers on the slave trade, including the account of a dhow seized near Jebel Yarid, on the Persian side of the Arabian Gulf, carrying a single slave, the captain of which hailed from "Debai and Shargeh" (Dubai and Sharjah; p. 76), Zanzibar slave traffic to Mecca and Muscat, etc. The relevant sections are: firstly, under the heading "Correspondence with British Representatives and Agents abroad", "Muscat" (pp. 31f.), & "Zanzibar" (pp. 33-63); and secondly, under the heading "Reports from Naval Officers", "East Coast of Africa Station" (pp. 64-102).

Neat old stamps; a very good copy.

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