Scope and arrangement
Documents relating to Liberia and Ghana during the 19th century, and to the apartheid regime in South Africa.|||Diary of Lloyd Fowzer from Manawa, Iowa, who operated a mission clinic in West Africa in the 1920s. Consists of his observations and opinions on African customs, religion and history.|||Slave trade on the Gold Coast (Ghana), 1765. Letter from Jean-Baptiste Gaugy, captain of the slave-ship "Le Roy Guinguin" to a ship owner and merchant in Nantes, France, and an affidavit signed by the ship crew, both documents relating to difficulties in completing the ship cargo of slaves.|||Gold Coast, Land Lease, 1901, 1911. Two manuscript documents and a road map of the British colony of Ghana relating to the acquisition by two European merchants, Jacob and Richard Emmanuel Vanderpuye, of five square miles of land in the Ashanti village of Nkwanta, for mining purposes. The contracting parties for the Ashanti were Quadjoe Kumah, chief of Nkwanta, his son Koffie Akon, and Captain Quarmin Assimen representing the elders of Nkwanta.|||South Africa Pass Books, 1952. Two specimens of South African Reference Books, commonly known as pass books, which banned blacks from residing in certain areas and limited their right to travel.|||Diary of a land conflict between two African family groups near Accra, the capital of Ghana, in 1857. The diary also records additional land transactions which occurred in the 1880s. A separate file includes two letters, both dated in 1916, one from W.S. Amartey to an older brother, and the second from a cocoa grower and merchant, F.A. Ankrah, addressed to "Dear Mr. Amartey".|||Hilary Johnson, Liberia Department of State, 1867-1869. Three autograph letters signed from Hilary Johnson to Count de Fleury, a French official, relating to the construction of an international hospital in Monrovia.|||South Africa Prison Trial, 1957. One letter signed to "Friends" from Frieda Matthews, relating to the 1957 Treason Trial in South Africa, in which her husband and seventeen other political and civil rights leaders were implicated.|||Letter from Edward Strandford to E.R.P. Moon on the subject of John Keltie's book "Partition of Africa," 1895.|||Letter from Stephen A. Benson, second president of Liberia, to Dr. James Hall, relating to the American Colonization Society and requesting shipment of goods, 1863. Also a letter to G. W. S. Hall, a Baltimore physician, appointing him agent to receive money under contract with the American Colonization Society and to purchase supplies for the support of recaptured slaves sent back to Africa, 1861.