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218 THE BRITISH EMPIRE: — WEST AFRICAN COLONIES

107,737/.; palm kernels, 69,818?.; gold dust, 84,797Z. Sierra Leone: palm kernels, 129,910/. ; rubber, 79,787/.; kola nuts, 46,552/. ; ginger, 13,506/. Gambia: ground nuts, 126,605/. ; rubber, 23,457/.

The recorded values and quantities are, in general, those disclosed by invoices and declarations, but .spirits are gauged and measured. At Gambia the cost of freight, in- surance, and packages is added to the invoice value of imports, and the cost of packages is added to the declared value of exports. The countries of origin and destination are those shown by the shipping documents.

Tonnage of all the vessels entered and cleared at the West African Colonies, and of British vessels entered and cleared, for five years : —

1893

1894

1895

1896

1897

§3 f Lagos

5 J Gold Coast

p 1 Sierra Leone .

^ L Gambia .

H Total

694,840 830,766 746,512 228,706

2,500,824

685,573

1,006,053

962,046

229,702

795,052 1,053,366 1,021,870

188,196

721,508 1,103,836 1,076,260

231,625

718,303

1,158,027

1,084,745

258,398

3,219,473

2,983,374

3,058,484

3,133,229

|) f Lagos 1 J Gold Coast ^ 1 Sierra Leone . .£5 t Gambia .

+3

jg Total .

526,032

564,652 574,581 162,401

1,827,666

500,196 695,309

828,712 183,317

570,083 744,615 780,697 150,871

569,272 729,096 805,684 151,987

533,883 7]4,814 835,538 164,939

2,207,534

2,246,266

2,256,039

2,249,174

The Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa squadron usually con- sists of about sixteen vessels under a rear-admiral.

The currency, weights, and measures are the same as those used in Great Britain.

Books of Reference.

The Annual Blue Books of the various Colonies, and Reports thereon.

The Colonial Office List. Aimual.

Statistical Abstract for the Colonies. Annual.

Banbury (G. A. L.), Sierra Leone ; or, The White Man's Grave. 8. London, 1888.

Blyden (E. W.), Christianity, Islam, and the Negro Race. 8. London, 1869.

Boyle (F.), Tlirough Fanteeland and Coomassie. 8. London, 1874.

Ellis (A. B.), West African Sketches. S. London, ISSl. History of the Gold Coast of West Africa. 8. London, 1893. The Yoruba-speaking Peoples of the Slave Coast. 8. London, 1894. The Ewe-speaking Peoples of the Slave Coast. 8. London, 1890. The Tshi-speaking Peoples of the Gold Coast. 8. London, 1887. West African Islands. 8. London. 1885.

Ferryman (A. F. Mockler), Imperial Africa. Vol. I. London, 1S9S.

Freeman (H. A.), Travel and Life in Ashanti and Janian. London, 1898.

Ingham (Bishop E. G.), Sierra Leone alter a Hundred Years. 8. London, 1894.

Johnston (Sir Harry), The Colonisation of Africa. Cambridge, 1899.

Kemp (D.), Nine Years on the Gold Coast. London, 1808.

Kingsley (Miss M.), West African Sketches. London, 1897. — West African Studies. London, 1899.

Lucas (C. P.), Historical Geography of the British Colonies. Vol. III. 8. Loudon, 1896.

MacDonald (G.), The Gold Coast Past and Present. London, 1898.

Musgrave (G. C), To Kumassi with Scott. London, 1890.

Orlroz (F. Van), Conventions Internationales Cuncernant I'Afrique. Brussels, 1898.

Pierson (A. T.), Seven Years in Siena Leone. London, 1897.

Poole (T. E.), Life, Scenery and Customs in Sierra Leone and the Gambia. 2 vols. 12. London, 1850.

Powell (li. S. Baden), The Downfall of Prempeh. London, 1896.

Eeindor/(C. C), History of the Gold Coast and Ashante. Basel, 1895.

Sibthorpe (A. B. C), History of Sierra Leone. 12. London, 1881.— Geography of Sierra Leone. 12. London, 1881.

Zululand. See Natal.