Olaudah Equiano in Oporto, Portugal - May, 1769

from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African by Olaudah Equiano, vols 1 and 2, pages Ch. 9, para. 3 and 4:

I soon heard of a gentleman who had a ship going to Italy and Turkey, and he wanted a man who could dress hair well […] I met with him the next day, and gave him a specimen of my dressing. He liked it so well that he hired me immediately, so that I was perfectly happy; for the ship, master, and voyage, were entirely to my mind. The ship was called the Delawar, and my master's name was John Jolly, a neat smart good humoured man, just …   more >>

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Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African by Olaudah Equiano, vols 1 and 2, volume 1 and 2 (London, 1789), p. Ch. 9, para. 3 and 4. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1655977904346 accessed: 6 December, 2022

location of experience: Oporto, Portugal

Listeners

Olaudah Equiano
abolitionist, Activist, hair dresser, Seaman […]
1745-1797

Listening to

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Te Deum performed by clergy, laity

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1769
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Notes

Equiano was increasingly concerned for his spiritual well-being at this time in his life. He had been baptised ten years earlier in 1759 at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, London. Equiano and John Jolly witnessed the eruption of Mt Vesuvius, ‘so near that the ashes from it used to be thick on our deck’. They returned to London in Spring 1770.


Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:51:44 +0100
Approved on Thu, 30 Jun 2022 12:52:31 +0100