The Prize Papers Database (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg)

In de periode 1652-1815 namen de Britse marine en Britse kaapvaarders documenten van veroverde en gekaapte schepen in beslag om als bewijs te dienen dat het een vijandig schip betrof. De Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg is in mei 2018 een grootschalig project gestart om alle documenten uit dit archief te digitaliseren. Deze database is eind 2020 online beschikbaar gekomen.

The Prize Papers Project is part of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Germany. It is based at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, and the National Archives of the UK. The aim of the Prize Papers project is the complete digitisation of the Prize Papers collection. This includes the preservation of the collection’s material dimension, the initial and in-depth cataloguing, the creation of research-oriented metadata and finally the presentation of the digital copies and the metadata in an open access research portal.

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Database Curaçao Slave Trade, 1700-1730 (DANS)

Curaçao Slave Trade, 1700-1730 – H.R. Jordaan (1998/ 2003)
During the last quarter of the 17th century Curaçao became an important regional slavemarket, especially for the Spanish colonies on the south american mainland. Until 1730 the Dutch West India Company (WIC) had a monopoly on the Dutch Atlantic slave trade. For the period 1700-1730 the documentation regarding the slavetrading activities of the WIC on Curaçao is almost completely preserved in the archives of the Company, kept in the Dutch National Archives in The Hague. Information from these archives, especially from the selection lists drawn up shortly after the arrival of the slaves on the island, auction records, and sales lists, is processed in the database.
Persistent Identifier: DOI: 10.17026/dans-z6k-s3cu; URN: urn:nbn:nl:ui:13-ne9o-r8

Database Curaçao Slave Trade

Database Exports from St. Eustatius to the Dutch Republic, 1783-1795 (DANS)

Exports from St. Eustatius to the Dutch Republic, 1783-1795.

Jordaan, Dr. H.R. ()
During the second half of the 18th century St. Eustatius became an important regional trading hub, where European and North American goods and African slaves were exchanged for tropical produce from the neighbouring British, French, Spanish and Danish colonies. Between 1783 and 1795 180 return shipments of tropical produce were sent to the Dutch Republic. For most of these shipments the cargo lists were preserved in the old archives of St. Eustatius (1781-1828), which are kept in the National Archive in The Hague. The information from these cargo lists or ship’s manifests is processed in the database.
Persistent identifier DOI: 10.17026/dans-xp5-76xv; URN: urn:nbn:nl:ui:13-ac5h-u1

Database Exports from St. Eustatius to the Dutch Republic

Database Voyages of the WIC, 1674-1740 (DANS)

Voyages of the WIC, 1674-1740 – H. den Heijer (1997)
This dataset contains a list of voyages of Dutch WIC-ships. The list is chronologically ordered and contains information regarding the names of the captains, the destinations, the date of departure from the Dutch Republic, the date of arrival and the ship type.
Persistent Identifier: urn:nbn:nl:ui:13-02h-jfo

Database Voyages of the WIC

Database Dutch interlopers, 1674-1730 (DANS)

Dutch interlopers, 1674-1730 – R. Paesie (2008)
This database contains 85 to 90 percent of the Dutch interlopers between 1674 and 1730. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the word ‘interloper’ (lorrendraaier) generally referred to a smuggler ship, a ship trading goods and slaves out of the monopoly of the West Indian Company. ‘Since interloper activity was illegal, documentation concerning its role is difficult to find, if available at all’ (Postma). About one fifth of the interlopers didn’t fulfil its journey. They were captured by the West Indian Company, were shipwrecked of hijacked by pirates. More on interlopers can be read in the summary of the book ‘Lorrendrayen op Africa’ by Paesie that is added in PDF-format in this database.
Persistent Identifier: urn:nbn:nl:ui:13-cv5-cgp

Database Dutch interlopers

Database Dutch slave trade, 1600-1800 (DANS)

Dutch slave trade (2009) – J. Postma
This dataset contains information on the seavoyage of Dutch slave traders in the 17th and 18th century. It includes the number of slaves that boarded the ship in Africa, the number of deaths, places of departure and places of landing, etc.
Persistent Identifier: urn:nbn:nl:ui:13-5hy-oa0

Database Dutch slave trade

Database Dutch shipping and trade with Surinam, 1683-1795 (DANS)

Dutch shipping and trade with Surinam, 1683-1795 – J. Postma (2009)
This dataset contains data on voyages by Dutch ships to Surinam in the period 1683-1795. It contains data on trade in general for this period.
Persistent Identifier: urn:nbn:nl:ui:13-ybr-34p

Database Dutch shipping and trade with Surinam