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Slave Trade - Section 6 - Sources Held Elsewhere

Birmingham Archives and Heritage holds additional resources which would be relevant to research in this area, these include:

  • newspapers for advertisements and reports of speaker meetings
  • trade directories
  • printed maps
  • publications and reports by local organisations

Other resources can be found on levels 2 and 3 of the Library of Birmingham.

  • Parliamentary papers and other national official papers
  • a range of modern books

Birmingham Archives and Heritage is one of a network of local record offices covering the whole of Britain. They also hold a range of sources, which can relate to Birmingham.

National institutions also hold documents of interest. The National Archives (formerly Public Record Office) is the official government archive office in Kew, London. Its website www.nationalarchives.gov.uk is a good starting point when trying to locate a particular collection, and will also give a national overview of possible sources by subject.

The British Library collects material of national and international significance at www.bl.uk/collections/listings.html and it now boasts a google-type search engine which allows for quicker and more efficient searching.

Please note We are not responsible for the content of other organisations' websites.

Slave Trade Main Menu
Joseph Sturge and the Anti-Slavery Society
Olaudah Equiano
The Trade Connections Between Birmingham and the West Indies