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1.Lord John Russell to the Lords Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury.1841
Dec. 26
State of the Foreign Slave Trade — Proposed new Expedition to the River Niger.
2.R. More O'Ferrall, Esq., to Jas. Stephen, Esq.Nov. 16Transmitting Report from Sir Edward Parry, relative to the Equipment and Expense of the proposed Expedition.
3.Lord John Russell to Her Majety's Commissioners.Jan. 30Instructions respecting the conduct of the Expedition.
4.Lord John Russell to Her Majety's Commissioners.1841
Jan. 30
Additional Instructions.
5.Lord John Russell to Her Majety's Commissioners.Jan. 30Transmitting Report from Commander Tucker of the results of a mission to King Denny of Sandy Point.
6.Lord John Russell to Her Majety's Commissioners.Jan. 30Transmitting Report from Commander Tucker recommending the suspension of presents from England to the King of Bonny.
7.Her Majesty's Commissioners to Lord John Russell.Feb. 18Proper time for the Expedition leaving England.
8.Lord John Russell to Her Majesty's Commissioners.Feb. 23Acknowledgment of preceding Despatch. Inquiring whether the Commissioners still retain the opinion they had previously formed.
9.Her Majesty's Commissioners to Lord John Russell.Feb. 23Answer to preceding Despatch.
10.Lord John Russell to Her Majesty's Commissioners.Feb. 27Agreeing to the time fixed for the departure of the Expedition.
11.Her Majesty's Commissioners to Lord John Russell.Mar. 15Engagement of Interpreters for the Expedition.
12.Lord John Russell to Her Majesty's Commissioners.Mar. 25Answer to preceding Despatch.
13.Lord John Russell to Captain Trotter. Mar. 29Remark as to the best time for the return of the Expedition.
14.Captain Trotter to Lord John Russell.April 20Suggesting further Instruction relative to the conduct of the Expedition.
15Lord John Russell to Captain Trotter.Apri 24Answer to preceding Despatch.
16.Captain Trotter to Lord John Russell.April 27Asking for further Instructions relative to the withholding of Presents from the King of Bonny.
17.Lord John Russell to Captain Trotter.April 29Answer to preceding Despatch.
18.Lord John Russell to Her Majesty's Commissioners.April 20Enclosing List op Persons in the employment of the African Civilization Society accompanying the Expedition.
19.Captain Trotter to Lord John Russell.May 12Explaining the reasons of the delay in the departure of the Expedition.
20.Her Majesty's Commissioners to Lord John Russell.July 2Reporting arrival of the Expedition at Sierre Leone — Future proceedings.
21.Her Majesty's Commissioners to Lord John Russell.Aug. 4Reporting Arrival of the Expedition in the Accra Roads.
22.Her Majesty's Commissioners to Lord John Russell.Aug. 18Entrance of the Expedition into the Nun River — Sickness.
23.Her Majesty's Commissioners to Lord John Russell.Aug. 30Transmitting Copy of a Treaty made with the Chief of Aboh — Appearance of the country up the Niger.
24.Her Majesty's Commissioners to Lord John Russell.Aug 30.Inquiry respecting two subjects of the King of Aboh who had left Africa in the Quorra.
25.Lord Stanley to Her Majesty's Commissioners.1842
Jan. 8
Answer to preceding Despatch.
26.Her Majesty's Commissioners to Lord John Russell.Sept. 8Transmitting duplicate of a Treaty concluded with the Attah of the Egarra country.
27.Her Majesty's Commissioners to Lord John Russell.Sept. 16Transmitting Deed of Cession of land purchased of the Attah of Egarra.
28.Her Majesty's Commissioners to Lord John Russell.Sept. 18Reporting sickness of officers and men — measures taken in consequence.
29.Her Majesty's Commissioners to Lord John Russell.Oct. 9Further procedings — Sickness on board the Wilberforce.
30.Captain Trotter to Lord John Russell.Oct. 25Increase of fever — Return of the Expedition to Fernando Po.
31.Sir John Barrow to G.W. Hope Esq.1842
Jan. 19
Transmitting Copy of a Letter from Capt. Trotter — Recommendation of the Lords of the Admiralty to withdraw the Expedition.
32.Her Majesty's Commissioners to Lord Stanley.1841
Nov. 23
Proceesings of the Expedition.
33.Her Majesty's Commissioners to Lord Stanley.1842
Jan. 7
State of health — disastrous reports.
34.Her Majesty's Commissioners to Lord Stanley.Feb. 12Reporting resolution of the expediency of making a further attempt to carry out the objects of the Expedition.
35.Her Majesty's Commissioners to Lord Stanley.Mar.Reporting the sailing of the Wilberforce for the coast of Africa.
36.Sir John Barrow to G.W. Hope, Esq..1841
Mar. 23
Transmitting copies of a Letter and report from Captain Trotter on the state of the vessels of the Niger Expedition.
37.James Stephen, Esq. to Sir John Barrow.Mar. 30Abandonment of the Expedition — disposal of the vessels.
38.Lord Stanley to Her Majesty's Commissioners.Nov. 11Instructions for the conduct of the Expedition.
39.Her Majesty's Commissioners to Lord Stanley.1842
Mar. 29
Answer to the preceding Despatch.
40.Captain Trotter to G.W. Hope, Esq.April 1Suggestions for Lord Stanley's consideration previous to a vessel of war being again sent up the Niger.
41.James Stephen, Esq. to Sir John Barrow.April 13Transmitting Letter from Captain Trotter on the subject of operations necessary hereafter to be underteken in furtherance of the objects of the late Expedition.
42.Her Majesty's Commissioners to Lord Stanley.May 19Agreements entered into with the Chiefs, Bell and Aqua, for the abolution of human sacrifices.
43.Lord Stanley to Her Majesty's Commissioners.Aug. 31Approval and ratification of the above Agreements.
44.Captain Allen to Lord Stanley.Aug. 5Reporting the Arrival in England of the survivors of the Expedition.
45.Lord Stanley to Captain Allen.Sept. 14Acknowledgment of above Despatch.
46.Sir John Barrow to G.W. Hope, Esq..Dec. 10Transmitting Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant Webb, reporting his proceedings up the Niger to ascertain the fate of Mr. Carr.
47.Sir John Barrow to James Stephen.1843
Jan. 11
Transmitting report of Lieut. Webb's Voyage up the river Niger.
48.James Stephen, Esq. to Sir John Barrow.Jan. 27Lord Stanley's approval of Lieutenant Webb's proceedings.
49.Edward N. Buxton, Esq. to Lord Sanley.1842
Dec. 16
Disappearance of Mr. Carr from the Model Farm.
50.G.W. Hope, Esq. to E.N. Buxton, Esq.Dec. 26Acknowledgement of the above Letter.
51.James Stephen Esq. to Sir John Barrow.1843
Jan. 10
Disappearance of Mr. Carr.
52.Captain Trotter to Lord Stanley.Mar. 15Narrative of the progress of the Expedition from commencement to the close of it.
53.Capt. Wm. Allen to Lord Stanley.Feb. 5Report of Proceedings on the Niger Expedition.
54.Minutes of the Proceedings of the Commissioners of the Niger Expedition, 1841-2.
55.W. Cook, Esq., to Lord Stanley.Mar. 11Transmitting report of proceedings of last Mission to the river Niger, and Copy of Journal.
56.Sir T.F. Buxton, G.W. Hope Esq.Mar. 16Acknowledgement of receipt of Papers relative to the Expedition.
57.G.W. Hope, Esq., to captain Trotter.Apr. 3Acknowledging receipt of report of Proceedings of late Niger Expedition.
 Map of the River Niger, showing the course of the Expedition under Captain Trotter in 1841.

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