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Appointment of John Matthews as Captain of HMS Maidstone, 1795 December 31

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This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding in August 2017. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in August 2017.

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Appointment of John Matthews as Captain of HMS Maidstone; Captain John Matthews Papers, C1575, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Sources consulted in the creation of this finding aid include: Matthews, J. A Voyage to the River Sierra-Leone, on the coast of Africa; Containing an Account of the Trade and Productions of the Country, and of the Civil and Religious Customs and Manners of the People; in a Series of Letters to a Friend in England. By John Matthews ... during his Residence in that Country in the Years 1785, 1786, and 1787. With an Additional Letter on the Subject of the African Slave Trade. Also, a Chart of Part of the Coast of Africa, from Cape St. Ann, to the River Rionoonas; with a View of the Island Bananas. London, Printed for B. White and Son, and J. Sewell, 1788. Retrieved from Sanderson, F. E. "Liverpool and the Slave Trade: A Guide to Sources." Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, CXXIV (1973). Retrieved from Schwarz, S. "'A Just and Honourable Commerce': Abolitionist Experimentation in Sierra Leone in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries." African Economic History, 45.1 (2017). Retrieved from

Great Britain. Royal Navy
Matthews, John, lieutenant in the Royal Navy