top of page
[CMS] [NAK Lokoprof ] [NAK Iloprof] [NAK SNP] [F.O/CO] [Miscellaneous]
DigITal Document Portal
9.1i Milum, John Rev. “Notes of a Journey from Lagos up the River Niger to Bida, the Capital of Nupè and Illorin in the Yoruba Country, 1879‒80.” Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography, New Monthly Series, vol. 3, no. 1 (Jan. 1881): 26‒37. The transcript consists of a brief passage on slavery in Ilorin, including ownership of slaves by wealthy slaves; also slave marketing.
36. [in Ilorin] Slavery prevails, but the fact of being a slave is not necessarily a mark of poverty, as many slaves are so rich as themselves to possess numerous slaves, horses and cattle of their own, and extensive farms, lands, and houses . . . both in Bida and Illorin I saw the slave marts crowded with hundreds of slaves. Apparently the one object of war with the mass of the people is to capture slaves.
37. The way overland being closed to me I was obliged to return to the coast by the way I came . . . I left Shonga . . . on the 30th December, and arrived in Lagos on the 24th of January, 1880 . . .
bottom of page