Mar 25, 2021 - Sale 2562

Sale 2562 - Lot 43

Price Realized: $ 312
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--AFRICA.) Certificates for a woman named Dina sold twice in two days in British Cape Town. 3 party-printed manuscript documents, 12 x 7 1/2 inches and smaller, signed by various parties; fastened together with wax seal, minor wear. Cape Town, South Africa, July 1817

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Slavery came to the Cape of Good Hope in 1658 under the Dutch East Indian Company, with slaves imported widely from elsewhere in southern Africa as well as the Indian subcontinent and Indonesia. The British continued slavery after occupying the Cape in 1795, until its abolition throughout the empire in 1834. These documents show the sale of a 21-year-old housemaid named Dina by the vendue master of Cape Town to Edward George on 29 July 1817, and then again the following day from George to Jacob Van Reenen, as recorded by the Office for the Enregisterment of Slaves.