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International recognition for a 'gem' in our collections

Published
13.12.2017

A unique African slave song written down by 18th century anti-slavery campaigner Granville Sharp  has been added to the UNESCO Memory of the World register.  The words of the song let us hear the voices of enslaved people working in the sugar plantations of Barbados.   Sharp’s papers came to Gloucestershire through the marriage of his niece to local man Thomas J Lloyd Baker of Hardwicke. 

You can find out more about this amazing document which is featured in this month's edition of the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are magazine.

And you can listen to a recording by  the music expert Roger Gibbs, who nominated the document for inclusion in the register.

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