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
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.
Carte-de-visite of Georgiana Willets Stradling shown in half portrait. She is seated and turned one quarter to her left, but her face is turned directly to the camera. Her hair is parted at the center and gathered into a dark colored snood behind her head. She is wearing a dark colored dress with balloon sleeves embellished with a zigzag lace detail. A white folded collar is around her neck with a large circular brooch pinned at the center front neck. A long chain is wrapped around her neck that extends down her front and dangles into her lap, with the end hidden by her hands. She has a ring on her left ring finger. Her right hand rests in her lap, while her left elbow is propped on a table with a fringed covering. There is a double-lined border printed in gold ink surrounding the outside edges of the card mount.
The back of the photograph has C.D. Fredericks & Co.'s mark with a design printed in blue ink.
The photograph is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print. Handwritten in graphite inside the bottom border of the printed frame of the album page is the text "Georgy Willet". Handwritten in the lower left corner of the album page in graphite is the text "C D FREDRICKS & CO. NY, HABANA, PARIS".