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Log of the slaver-ship SANDOWN, journal kept by Samuel Gamble, slave merchant.


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Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleGamble, Samuel

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Description SANDOWN, journal kept by Samuel Gamble slave merchant. (London) See A.35 London - W. Africa - W. Indies, 1793-1794.
The 'Sandown' was a slave ship that sailed from London in April 1793, arriving at the Iles de Los off West Africa in June. Its captain, Samuel Gamble, called at Rio Nunez in Sierra Leone to buy enslaved Africans. The log provides a detailed account of trading in slaves, as well as descriptions of the African interior, its peoples and its flora and fauna. Gamble, who travelled inland, illustrated his log with a series of colour sketches, one of which shows Africans being brought to the coast at Sierra Leone by the Fulani people. After leaving Africa, Gamble set sail for Jamaica with a cargo of Africans. The voyage was beset by problems – disease was rife, and the Africans rose up against their enslavement. The 'Sandown' eventually arrived in Jamaica where over 200 Africans were disembarked and sold.
Date made 1793-1794

Finding Reference LOG/M/21
Catalogue section Manuscript volumes acquired singly by the Museum
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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