The Lapidus collection is continuously growing. In addition to his first 2014 gift of over 400 rare books and documents, Sid Lapidus continues to donate various printed items as he acquires them.
Extrait du procès-verbal de l’Assemblée des citoyens : libres et propriétaires de couleur des isles et colonies françoises, constituée sous le titre de colons américains
Réflexions d’un cultivateur américain : sur le projet d’abolir l’esclavage & la traite des Nègres – Jacquemart, Nicolas-François, 1735-1799
Expedition and mission to Africa (draft) : instruction for the commissioners – Great Britain. Foreign Office.
Some remarks on a pamphlet, called, Reflections, on the constitution and management of the trade to Africa : demonstrating, the author’s abusive aspersions therein contained, to be ill grounded, the matters of fact wrong represented, and the late management of that trade set in a true light : with an account of the needful charge of the British settlements in Africa ; in what manner they may be best maintain’d, and the trade carry’d on to the benefit of this nation, and our plantations in America. 1709
Papers relating to the manumission, government, and population of slaves in the West Indies, 1822-1824 – Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, issuing body.
Papers presented to Parliament by His Majesty’s command : in explanation of the measures adopted by His Majesty’s government for the melioration of the condition of the slave population in His Majesty’s possessions in the West Indies, on the continent of South America, the Cape of Good Hope, and at the Mauritius : [In continuation of the papers presented in the month of March last.] : 6th December, 1831 – Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, issuing body.
Papers presented to Parliament by His Majesty’s command : in explanation of the measures adopted by His Majesty’s government : for the melioration of the the condition of the slave population : in His Majesty’s possessions in the West Indies, and on the continent of South America – Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, issuing body.
Report from the Select Committee on the Slave Trade – Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, issuing body.
Report from the Select Committee on slave trade treaties : together with the proceedings of the committee, minutes of evidence, appendix, and index – Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, issuing body.
Correspondence with Spain, Portugal, Brazil, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the Argentine confederation, relative to the slave trade : from January 1 to December 31, 1841 inclusive – Great Britain. Foreign Office.
Correspondence with foreign powers relative to the slave trade : from January 1 to December 31, 1841, inclusive – Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, issuing body.
Correspondence on the slave trade with foreign powers : parties to treaties, under which captured vessels are to be tried by mixed tribunals : from January 1 to December 31, 1843, inclusive – Great Britain. Foreign Office.
Correspondence on the slave trade with foreign powers : parties to treaties and conventions, under which captured vessels are to be tried by tribunals of the nation to which they belong : from January 1 to December 31, 1843, inclusive – Great Britain. Foreign Office.
Correspondence on the slave trade with foreign powers, parties to treaties, under which captured vessels are to be tried by mixed tribunals : from January 1 to December 31, 1845, inclusive – Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, issuing body.
Correspondence with the British commissioners, at Sierra Leone, the Havana, Rio de Janeiro, and Surinam, relating to the slave trade, 1831 : Class A – Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, issuing body.
Correspondence with the British commissioners at Sierra Leone, the Havana, Rio De Janeiro, and Surinam, relating to the slave trade : from June 30th, to December 31st, 1839, inclusive – Great Britain. Foreign Office.
Correspondence with the British commissioners at Sierra Leone, Havana, Rio de Janeiro, Surinam, Cape of Good Hope, Jamaica, Loanda, and Boa Vista, relating to the slave trade : from January 1 to December 31, 1845, inclusive – Great Britain. Foreign Office (1846)
Monroe, James. Message from the President … in relation to the Suppression of the African Slave Trade. March 20, 1824. Washington: 1824
Hutton, Anthony Calvert. British Justice in Africa; … Concerning certain recent Proceedings at the British Forts on the Coast of Guinea:…London: 
Samwell, (David). The Negro Boy. London: 1794
Tocqueville, Alexis de. Rapport fait au nom de la Commission chargee d’examiner … [Paris, Henry. 1840]
Hayne, Isaac W. Argument before the United States Circuit Court, … on the Motion to discharge the Crew of the Echo, … December, 1858. Albany: 1859
Candler, John and Wilson Burgess. Narrative of a recent Visit to Brazil, … issued by The Religious Society of Friends. London: 1853.
Sa de Bandeira, [Bernardo, marquez de]. Notes Officielles de Mr. Le Vicomte de Sa da Bandeira …Lisbon : 1839
United States. Report of the Committee … as relates to the Suppression of the Slave Trade. February 16, 1825. 18th Congress, 2nd Session: 1825
West Indies. A Review of some of the Arguments which are commonly advanced against Parliamentary Interference in behalf of the Negro Slaves, … London: 1823
War of 1812. Treaty of Ghent. Copy of a Letter from the Under Secretary of State … for Slaves and Property captured during the War …2nd May 1825. London: 1825.
Slave Trade. Return to an Address of the Honourable the House of Commons, dated 3 August 1838; …London: 1838
Slave Trade. Correspondence with Foreign Powers, Parties to the Conventions between Great Britain and France, … From February 3rd to May 31st, 1839. London: 1840
Slave Trade. Extracts from the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Reports of the Directors of the African Institution, … Held in London on the 11th Day of May, 1824, …Philadelphia: 1826
Bermuda and the Bahamas. Message from the President … in relation to the Seizure and Detention of the Brigs Enterprise, …[Washington]: 1839
Slave Trade. Message from the President … , with Copies of the Protest of the American Minister at Paris against the Quintuple Treaty,…29th Congress; 1st Session: 1846
South Carolina. Report of the Special Committee … of South Carolina, .. of the Message of His Excellency Gov. Jas. H. Adams, …Columbia, SC: 1857
Slave Trade. Message of the President, Communicating … A Report of the Secretary of State, …31st Congress, 2nd Session: 1850
Coolie Trade. April 16, 1860. Mr. Eliot, from the Committee of Commerce, made the Following Report. 36th Congress, 1st Session: 1860
Slave Trade, Treaties. Convencao entre os muito altos, e muito poderosos senhores o principe regente de Portugal, …[Rio de Janeiro: 1815]
Sessarakoo, William Unasah. The Royal African: Or, Memoirs of the Young Prince of Annamaboe. …[London: 1754]
Slavery. Memorials Presented, by the Deputies of the Council of Trade in France, … in 1701. London: 1737
Slave Trade. Correspondence with Foreign Powers, not Parties to Conventions … from January 1st to December 31st, 1845, inclusive. London: 1846
African Slave Trade. Correspondence with Spain, Portugal, Brazil, … Relative to the Slave Trade. From June 1st to December 31st, 1839, inclusive. London: 1840
Society of Friends. Appel aux habitants de /‘Europe sur l’esclavage et la traite des Negres, … Paris: 1839
Anti-Slavery. General Act of the Brussels Conference Relative to the African Slave Trade. London: 1892
Report of the Committee of the Society….throughout the British Dominions,…Held on the 25th day of June, 1824…London: 1824
Cochin, (P.S.) A. L’abolition de l’esclavage. Paris: 1861 (2 volumes)
Romilly, Sir Samuel. The Speech of Sir Samuel Romilly, in the House of Commons,… London: 1814
Gregory, G. Essays historical and moral. London: 1785
Bolingbroke, Henry. A voyage to the Demerary, containing a statistical account of the settlements there,…London: 1809
Metternich, Klemens Wenzel Lothar, Prince of. Letter…to Viscount Ponsonby enclosing a warrant to allow the British sloop “Arab”… Vienna: 1847
Act & Laws, passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly…of the Massachusetts-Bay… Boston: 1703
[Portugal. Laws. D. Jose I, King of Portugal 1750-1777.] Alvará para que se nao levem negros dos portos do mar para terras,… Lisbon: 1751
Convenção entre os muito altos, e muito poderosos senhores O Príncipe Regente de Portugal,… Lisbon: 1815
Fonseca, Luis Anselmo da. A Escravidão, O Clero o e Abolicionismo. Bahia: 1887
Hening, William Waller. The New Virginia Justice, Comprising the Office and Authority of a Justice of the Peace,…
Affaire de la Vigilante, bâtiment négrier de Nantes. Folding lithograph plate by Lasteyrie. 8 pp. 8vo. Paris: Imprimerie de Crapelet, 1823.
Acts Passed at the First Session of the Fifteenth Congress of the United States. Not identified, not identified, 1818.
Swainson, John Timothy. Extracts of such Parts of the Journals of Surgeons employed in the Ships trading to Africa… 4 pp. Drop-head title. Folio. London: Custom House, 17th July 1789.
Dallas, R.C. The History of the Maroons. From Their Origin to the Establishment of their Chief Tribe at Sierra Leone: including the Expedition to Cuba… and the state of the Island of Jamaica. London, 1803.
Grainger, James M.D. The Sugar-Cane, a poem in Four Books. London: Dodsley, 1764.
Collins, [John]. The Desponding Negro, a Favorite New Song Written by Mr. Collins. London: Longman & Broderip, 1792.
Carnaby, William. Azid, or the Song of the Captive Negro, from Peter Pindar’s Works… the Air Originally intended for the Song of the Negro Woman, Ulalee in Obi. London: Printed for the Author, circa .
McDonnell, Alexander. A letter to Thos Fowell Buxton Esg.. MPin refutation of his allegations respecting the decrease of the slaves in the British West India colonies. London: Effingham Wilson, 1833.
Acts of Assembly, passed in the Charibbee Leeward Islands, from 1690 to 1730. London: 1734
Buxton, Thomas Fowell. Debate in the House of Commons…on the measures adopted…for the amelioration of the condition of the Slave population.
Cooper, Thomas. A Letter to Robert Hibbert…concerning the general condition of the slaves in Jamaica…, London: 1824
Laujon, A.P.M. Precis Historique de la…Expedition de Saint-Domingue,… Paris : 1805
Goncalves, D’Alamada, Andre. Relacao, e Descripcao de Guine na qual se Trata das Nacoens de Negras… Lisbon: 1733
Campbell, John. ALS to ‘My Lord’ from Queen-Square… January 19, 1762. London: 1762.
Arrêt du Conseil D’Etat du Roi. Paris: 1784
Arrêt du Conseil D’Etat du Roi. Paris: 1785
Clarkson, Thomas. ALS to Re. Henry Foster Burder… December 4, 1808.
Stephen, James. A Defence of the Bill for the Registration of Slaves… London: 1816
[African Institution]. A Review of the Colonial Slave Registration Acts, in a Report of a Committee… London: 1820.
The Anti-Slavery Record Volume II, No. XI. London: 1836
Buxton, Thomas Fowell. The African Slave Trade. London: 1839
Brasahemeco, Ananias Dortano. Rights of Portugal, in reference to Great Britain and the Question of the Slave Trade: London (?): 1840
Sá da Bandeira, Bernardo… de Figueiredo, 1◦ Barão de. The Slave Trade, and Lord Palmerston’s Bill… London: 1840
Balsemao, Eduardo. Os escravos. Duas palabras sobre a memoria publicada pelo Sr. Juiz Carlos Pacheco de Bettencourt. London: 1867
Annoregni Gulielmi III. Regis Angliæ, Scotiæ, Franciæ & Hiberniæ, Nono & Decimo. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Two and twentieth Day of November, Anno Dom. 1695. In the Seventh Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord William the Third, by the Grace of God, of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Fatih, &c. And from thence Continued by several Prorogations Adjournments to the Third Day of December, 1697. being the Third Session of this present Parliament. London: Charles Ball and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, deceas’d, 1698.
Arret du Conseil d’Etat du roi, Concernant le retour des Noirs, Mûlatres ou autres gen de couleur aux Colonies. Du 7 Septembre 1777. Lyon: De l’Imprimerie du Roi, 1778.
Cockin, John. Autograph Letter Signed. London: June 8, 1792.
Dupuet, J. Br. Autograph Letter Unsigned. Bordeaux: August 13, 1817.
Freeholders of the County of Northampton: Nothing can prove the necessity of Reform in Parliament more than this fact—that the People of England have been long crying out with one for the Extinction of West-Indian Slavery, and yet the House of Commons has not answered that voice. If therefore you really desire that All the Iniquity, Injustice, Misery, and Cruelty of Slavery in the West Indies (that foulest blot which ever disgraced a civilized and still more a Christian Country), should be effaced for ever, now raise your voices so that they must be heard, and give your votes to none but those who will pledge themselves to do all in their power to abolish Slavery in all the British Colonies, and all over the World!!! Northampton: Dicey & Smithson, Printers, c. 1820s.
His Majestys of Sweden Ordinance and Edict About Fees for Awards, Decrees and Other Writings, Contracts, and Attestations Relating to the Office of Justice in the Island of St. Bartholomew in the West Indies. Given at the Palace of Stockholm the 2 of May 1797. Stockholm: Tryckt I Kongl; Tryckeriet, 1797.
Banneker, Benjamin. “A Remarkable Dream on the 30th of the 10th Month, 1762.” c. 1770. Brissot, Jacques Pierre. Autograph Letter Signed “to my good friend James Phillips”. 1788.
Copy of an Order of His Majesty in Council, dated the 15th of August 1805; Made for Prohibiting of the Importation of Slaves into any of the Settlements, Islands, Colonies, or Plantations on the Continent of America, or in the West Indies, which have been Surrendered to His Majesty During the Present War. London: 1805.
Correspondence with Foreign Powers, Parties to the Conventions between Great Britain and France, Upon the Slave Trade. From May 11 to December 31, 1840, Inclusive. Presented to Both Houses of Parliament, by Command of Her Majesty. Class C. London: William Clowes, 1841.
Cropper, James. Letters Addressed to William Wilberforce, M.P. Recommending the Encouragement of the Cultivation of Sugar in our Dominions in the East Indies, as the Natural and Certain Means of Effecting the General and Total Abolition of the Slave Trade. Liverpool: James Smith; Longman, Hurst, 1822.
Dalzel, Archibald. New Sailing Directions for the Coast of Africa; Extending from Cape Spartel, in Latitude 34 Deg. 48 Min. North, to the Cape of Good-Hope, in Latitude 34 Deg. 31 Min. South; And of the African Islands Situate in the Atlantic and Ethiopic Oceans. An Original and Curious Work, from the Journals, Manuscripts, Remarks, and Draughts of Archibald Dalzel, Esq. Governor of Cape Coast Castle, Mr. Norris, Mr. Woodville, Captain George Glas, Mr. George Maxwell, and Mr. Ralph Fisher, and Many Other Experienced Navigators Hereafter Quoted and Adapted to the African Pilot. London: Robert Laurie and James Whittle, 1804.
Ferdinando II di Borbone, Re delle due Sicilie [Ferdinand II, King of the Two Sicilies]. Prevenzione e Repressione dé Reati relativi al Traffico Abbominevole, cui si é Dato il Nome di Tratta dé Negri. Naples: Stamperia Reale, 1839.
Hamilton, James. An Account of the Late Intended Insurrection Among a Portion of the Blacks of this City. Published by the Authority of the Corporation of Charleston. Charleston: A.E. Miller, 1822.
Moore, Francis. Travels into the Inland Parts of Africa: Containing a Description of the Several Nations for the Space of Six Hundred Miles up the River Gambia; Their Trade, Habits, Customs, Language, Manners, Religion and Government; The Power of Disposition and Characters of Some Negro Princes; With a Particular Account of Job Ben Solomon. To Which is Added, Capt. Sibbs’ Voyage up the Gambia in the Year 1723, to Make Discoveries; With an Accurate Map of that River Take on the Spot: And Many Other Copper Plates. Also Extracts from the Nubian’s Geography, Leo the African, and Other Authors Ancient and Modern, Concerning the Niger, Nile, or Gambia, and Observations Thereon. London: Edward Cave; J. Stagg, 1738.
Roscoe, William. An Inquiry into the Causes of the Insurrection of the Negroes in the Island of St. Domingo. London: J. Johnson, 1792.
Society of Friends. A View of the Present State of the African Slave Trade, Published by Direction of a Meeting Representing the Religious Society of Friends in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, &C. Philadelphia: William Brown, 1824.
Thomson, Alexander. Remarks on the Causes of the Distress of the West-India Planters, and on the Plans Proposed for their Relief. London: J.H. Hart, 1808.
West, Francis Athow. The Duty of British Christians in Reference to Colonial Slavery: A Discourse Delivered in the New Road, and Brunswick-Place Chapels, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, October 17th, 1830. Newcastle: G. Atkinson, 1830.
West Indies Planters. Antidote to West-Indian Sketches, Drawn from Authentic Sources. No. I. Condition of the Slaves in the British Colonies, from Pinckard’s Notes on the West Indies. London: White and Fenn, Charing Cross, 1816.
Correspondence between Great Britain and the United States Relative to the Treaty Lately Concluded at Washington…(London: T.R. Harrison, ).
Treaty between Her Majesty and the United States…for the Suppression of the African Slave Trade… (London: Harrison and Sons, ).
Thomas Clarkson, An Essay on the Comparative Efficiency of Regulation or Abolition, as Applied to the Slave Trade. Shewing that the Latter only can Remove the Evils to be Found in the Commerce (London: James Phillips, 1789).
England, Copy of an Order in Council…for Giving Effect to an Act of Parlament…for the Abolition of Slavery in the Colonies (London: House of Commons, 24 March 1834).
Edward D. Griffin, A Plea for Africa. A Sermon Preached October 26, 1817, in the First Presbyterian Church in the City of New-York…at the Request of the Board of Directors of the African School Established by the Synod (New York: Gould, 1817 [i.e., 1818]).
Edit du Roy, Concernant Les Esclaves Negres des Colonies. Donne a Paris au Mois D.Octobre 1716 ([Paris, 1738]).
Thomas-Marie-Adolphe Jollivet, Discours Prononcé dans la Discussion Relatives a L’Abolition de L’Esclavage (Paris : Imprimerie Panckoucke, 1847).
Bryan Edwards, The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies (London: John Stockdale, 1794).
Guillaume de Félice, Émancipation Immédiate et Complète des Esclaves (Paris : Delay, 1846).
The Penal Enactments of the Slave Registry Bill Examined, in a Letter to Charles N. Palmer, Esq. M.P. (London: J. M. Richardson & J. Ridgway, 1816).
England. Parliament. Large collection of parliamentary acts and colonial reports on slavery in Britain’s Caribbean colonies, printed by order of the House of Commons, February – May, 1823. Four volumes.