Rutgers Restricted Access
Rutgers has temporary access to this collection through December 1, 2020.
American Slave Trade Records and Other Papers of the Tarleton Family, 1678-1838 is a collection of digitized records and papers of the Tarleton family, who were influential merchants in Liverpool during the 18th century. The main focus of the collection is their business interests in Britain and the West Indies, including their involvement in the slave trade. The collection shows how the Tarletons benefitted socially and financially from the slave trade and colonization of the West Indies; one family member became the mayor of Liverpool, and another considered standing as a member of parliament. The collection includes correspondence, annual profit and loss accounts, marriage settlements, wills, deeds, and miscellaneous papers.
Type of coverage
Full-text, full-image documents.
Vendor/electronic presentation provider
British Online Archives