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Written by:
Eyo Honesty II, Nigerian  Search this
Received by:
William Turner  Search this
Signed by:
Eyamba V, Nigerian  Search this
Medium:
ink on wove paper
Dimensions:
H x W (spread): 10 1/16 × 15 13/16 in. (25.5 × 40.2 cm)
H x W (folded): 10 1/16 × 7 15/16 in. (25.5 × 20.2 cm)
Type:
documents
letters (correspondence)
Place made:
Old Calabar, Nigeria, West Africa, Africa
Date:
1845
Description:
This letter was written in Old Calabar, Nigeria by King Eyo Honesty II to Captain William Turner in Liverpool, England. The relationship between Eyo and Captain Turner developed as a result of the British banned slave trade. The letter is dated 23 February 1845. An excerpt of this letter reads: “Captain Turner / My old friend & brother for Egbo … After next year I am very glad to see you for first ship – I think river will come up good. Every body glad to see you & all men very well from Creek Town. Only Tom Eyo King Ebonys been sick long time – And I loose my first Captain – your Queen … send his compliment to you and all your family … I think my pocket a little big this time – And you try best you can to make one Calabar merchant send me out 2 long Egbo Dance cane … I hope you do that as good friend. Dont forget me – also I have write you by plenty men – I dont know if you got my letter or not. I Remain your old Friend / King Eyo Honesty head Trader / King Brass Egbo / And Eyamba Brass Egbo z Brother”.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Correspondence  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Trans Atlantic slave trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2018.46.8.7
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd547f4e417-e77e-488e-bf5e-3ee28a2a9a58
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.46.8.7