Military, Naval and Maritime History Datasets

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Study Number 1384: Slave Trade Movement between Africa and the Americas, 1817-1843: Data includes: ship's port of arrival, date of arrival, type of vessel, tonnage, master's name, number of guns, number of crew, national flag, number of slaves, port of departure, number of days of voyage, mortality.

Study Number 1385: English Slave Trade, 1791-1799: House of Lords Survey: Data includes: ship's name, tonnage, home port of ship, departure date, African port of arrival, date of African arrival, slaves taken on board (total number), slave mortality, slaves relanded before African port departure, number of slaves shipped, date of African departure, American port of arrival, date of arrival in New World, number of slaves landed, date ship left America.

Study Number 1819: Sheerness Naval Dockyard Study - Enumerators Books, 1851 to 1871: Census enumerators data was collected for all dockyard workers and included all information about the individuals (i.e. age, sex, marital status, occupation, birthplace) and most information about their household and family situations.

Study Number 2101: Treatymaking in the Interwar Period, 1921 to 1942: Data includes: Bilateral treaty-making, activities of the permanent Court of Justice, war; and, geographical proximity, cultural dissimilarity, prior patterns of bilateral friendship and antagonism.

Study Number 2537: French Privateering, 1793 to 1815: Data includes: names of ship, captain, managing owner; port from which vessel sailed; vessel's tonnage, numbers of cannon, carronades, swivel guns; size of crew; year when vessel made its cruise and year of construction; indicators of whether the vessel was captured and whether sailing with Guerre et marchandise marque. Additional information based on the records of the High Court of Admiralty shows the name of the ship, the name of the captain, the name of the captor vessel, the vessel's tonnage, the size of the crew and the date of capture.

Study Number 2923: Liverpool Trade and Shipping, 1744 to 1786: Liverpool overseas trade and shipping; trans-atlantic voyage patterns; slave trade; Liverpool shipowners and merchants; war and its impact on trade and shipping.

Study Number 3101: European State Finance Database - European Armies, Sizes, 1660 to 1861: The files in this dataset relate to the datafiles held in the Leicester database in the directory /armies/*.*. The interest of this data in the longer term is to build up a run of statistics for the period of the so-called `military revolution'. This was a decisive factor in the increase of state expenditure on war and the creation of the so-called `fiscal military state'. It may also be possible to build up, in the longer term, calculations of a relative state efficiency (expenditure in terms of army size), relative state mobilization (army size in terms of overall population levels) and an index of state expenditure in real terms (via the cost of payment of armies).

Study Number 3145: Height and Weight of West Point Cadets, 1843 to 1894: These data supply information on cadet's last name, age, height, weight, place of birth (state), place of appointment (state), and the date of the physical examination. In addition, family background data, such as whether parents were alive, father's occupation, income of parents, head of household, and urban/rural location of family residence, are provided.

Study Number 3441: Correlates of War Project - International and Civil War Data, 1816 to 1992: This data collection consists of two files. Part 1, the International Wars file, describes the experience of each interstate member in each war. The unit of analysis is the participant in a particular conflict. When and where each interstate member fought is coded, along with battle and total deaths, pre-war population and armed forces, and whether the member in question initiated the conflict. Each war is characterized as interstate, colonial, or imperial, and major power status and/or central system membership of the warring parties is noted. Part 2, the Civil Wars file, describes when and where fighting took place, whether the war was fought within the boundaries of a major power or central system member, whether there was outside intervention and, if so, whether the intervening state was a major power, on what side they intervened, who won the war, number of battle deaths, total population, and total number of pre-war armed forces.

Study Number 4492: Great Powers Wars, 1495 to 1815: Variables in this collection include the duration of each war, its severity in terms of the number of battle-connected deaths, the extent of the war (defined as the number of great powers participating in the fighting), magnitude of the war (combining extent and duration indicators), and the concentration of war (the ratio of severity to magnitude).

Administrative / Biographical History

Study Number 1384: Slave Trade Movement between Africa and the Americas, 1817-1843: To conduct a quantitative analysis of the slave trade from Africa to the Americas during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Study Number 1385: English Slave Trade, 1791-1799: House of Lords Survey: To examine the growth of slave trade to the America's, the internal dynamics of its volume, and how it compared with other trades within the British Empire and with other leading slave trade routes of other European powers.

Study Number 1819: Sheerness Naval Dockyard Study - Enumerators Books, 1851 to 1871: The data from the Census Enumerators' books for the Isle of Sheppey for the censuses of 1851, 1861 and 1871 were collected as part of a study which aimed to investigate the development of the workforce in Sheerness Naval Dockyard as an occupational community between 1820 and 1960. In addition to the census data, the study collected other documentary materials and involved oral history interviews.

Study Number 2101: Treatymaking in the Interwar Period, 1921 to 1942: The purpose of this study is to establish how far cooperative strategies in international politics can increase the prospects for international peace.

Study Number 2537: French Privateering, 1793 to 1815: Concerns international maritime history.

Study Number 2923: Liverpool Trade and Shipping, 1744 to 1786: The aim of these data is to produce a machine-readable edition of the Liverpool Plantation Registers 1744-84, and of the known voyages, masters, shipowners and life histories of the vessels listed therein through to 1786.

Study Number 3101: European State Finance Database - European Armies, Sizes, 1660 to 1861: The European State Finance Database (ESFD) is an international collaborative research project for the collection of data in European fiscal history. There are no geographical or chronological boundaries to the collection, although version one has concentrated on data within the period c.1200 to c.1815. The purpose of the ESFD is to establish a significant database of European financial and fiscal records.

Study Number 3145: Height and Weight of West Point Cadets, 1843 to 1894: This data collection was designed to ascertain the nutritional status of mid-nineteenth century Americans.

Study Number 3441: Correlates of War Project - International and Civil War Data, 1816 to 1992: This data collection describes international and civil wars for the years 1816-1992.

Study Number 4492: Great Powers Wars, 1495 to 1815: The objective of this project was to identify the great power wars (i.e., major-major wars, or those involving at least one great power on each side) that occurred in the period 1495-1815, and to compile data characterizing a number of features of these wars.

Arrangement

Study Number 1384: Slave Trade Movement between Africa and the Americas, 1817-1843: time period - 1817 to 1843; countries included - several; observation unit - slave ships.

Study Number 1385: English Slave Trade, 1791-1799: House of Lords Survey: time period - 1791 to 1799; countries included - several; observation unit - slave ships.

Study Number 1819: Sheerness Naval Dockyard Study - Enumerators Books, 1851 to 1871: Time period - 1851 to 1871; Country: England; Geographic coverage: Isle of Sheppey; Kent; Sheerness; Observation unit: individuals, groups.

Study Number 2101: Treatymaking in the Interwar Period, 1921 to 1942: Time period: 1921 to 1942; Country: Multi-nation; Observation unit: Administrative units (geographical/political).

Study Number 2537: French Privateering, 1793 to 1815: Time period: 1792 to 1815; Country: France; Location of units of observation: Subnational: Population: French privateers, their crews and managing owners.

Study Number 2923: Liverpool Trade and Shipping, 1744 to 1786: Time period: 1744 to 1786; Country: England; Geographic Coverage: Lancashire; Liverpool; Observation Unit: Ships and ships' voyages; Kind of data: Textual data; numeric data; individual (micro) level.

Study Number 3101: European State Finance Database - European Armies, Sizes, 1660 to 1861: Time period: 1660 to 1861; Country: multi-nation; Observation unit: Economic indicators; Location of units of observation: Cross-national and national; Population: Sizes of armies of European states, 1660 to 1861.

Study Number 3145: Height and Weight of West Point Cadets, 1843 to 1894: Time period: 1843 to 1894; Country: United States; Observation unit: Individuals; Location of units of observation: National; Population: West Point cadets, 1843 to 1894.

Study Number 3441: Correlates of War Project - International and Civil War Data, 1816 to 1992: Time period: 1816 to 1992; Country: Multi-nation; Observation unit: wars; Location of units of observation: Cross-national; Population: Wars from 1816 to 1992 in which at least one member of the interstate system took part.

Study Number 4492: Great Powers Wars, 1495 to 1815: Time period: 1495 to 1815; Country: multi-nation; Observation unit: Wars; Kind of data; numeric data and individual (micro) level; Location of units of observation: Cross-national and national; Population: Wars involving at least one great power in which there were an annual average of 1000 battle deaths, 1495 to 1815.

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Acquisition Information

Study Number 1384: Slave Trade Movement between Africa and the Americas, 1817-1843: Robbin, A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Data and Program Library Service; Curtin, P.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of History. Sponsored by: Carnegie Corporation (New York); University of Wisconsin-Madison Columbia University (New York).

Study Number 1385: English Slave Trade, 1791-1799: House of Lords Survey: Robbin, A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Data and Program Library Service; Curtin, P.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of History. Sponsored by: Carnegie Corporation (New York); University of Wisconsin-Madison Columbia University (New York).

Study Number 1819: Sheerness Naval Dockyard Study - Enumerators Books, 1851 to 1871: Buck, N.H., University of Kent at Canterbury, Urban and Regional Studies Unit; Pahl, J., University of Kent at Canterbury; Sliney, T.S., University of Kent at Canterbury. Sponsored by: Economic and Social Research Council.

Study Number 2101: Treatymaking in the Interwar Period, 1921 to 1942: Sanders, D., University of Essex, Department of Government.

Study Number 2537: French Privateering, 1793 to 1815: Crowhurst, R.P., Leicester Polytechnic, School of Humanities. Sponsored by: Economic and Social Research Council and Nuffield Foundation.

Study Number 2923: Liverpool Trade and Shipping, 1744 to 1786: Richardson, D., University of Hull, Department of Economic and Social History; Beedham, K., University of Hull, Department of Economic and Social History; Schofield, M.M., University of Liverpool, Department of Economic and Social History. Sponsored by: Economic and Social Research Council. Grant Number: B00230039 and RB00232194.

Study Number 3101: European State Finance Database - European Armies, Sizes, 1660 to 1861: Bonney, R.J., University of Leicester, Department of History; Lind, G., University of Leicester, Department of History; Smith, J.G., Sponsored by: British Academy and Economic and Social Research Council.

Study Number 3145: Height and Weight of West Point Cadets, 1843 to 1894: ICPSR; Komlos, J.

Study Number 3441: Correlates of War Project - International and Civil War Data, 1816 to 1992: ICPSR; Singer, J.D.; Small, M. Sponsored by: United States Institute of Peace; National Science Foundation (U.S.). Grant Number: 464, SES9213364.

Study Number 4492: Great Powers Wars, 1495 to 1815: ICPSR; Levy, J.S., Rutgers University; Morgan, T.C., Rice University; Judd, P. Sponsored by: National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Note

This record was compiled by David Borg-Muscat, UK Data Archive.

Record entered by Nadeem Ahmad of Qualidata, UK Data Archive, University of Essex.

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Custodial History

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Additional Information

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