TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Pickler Memorial Library Truman State University

Abolition & Emancipation

Microform Collection


How to search the collection


 Location: Microfilm HT 1025 A26 1996

Scope:  This project brings together a strong group of papers from the Huntington Library of leading figures in the movement for the Abolition of Slavery.  It covers material on the following key individuals:

Thomas Clarkson (1760-1846) whose prize winning essay against slavery in 1786 was a prelude to 50 years service in the cause of abolition throughout the world.

Zachary Macaulay (1768-1838), Scottish philanthropist who devoted most of his life to the anti-slavery movement.

William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879). There are 12 letters which span the period 1843-1878.  Correspondents include Susan B Anthony, Annie Fields, Elizabeth Pease and Thomas Clarkson.

Harriet Martineau (1802-1876), political economist, author and a leading campaigner for the abolition of slavery and the rectification of other social injustices. 

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), novelist and anti-slavery campaigner.

William Wilberforce (1759-1833).  There are 91 letters and his Notes for Question re: Slavery - "questions to be asked before Parliament" of 1788.  Many letters are to Matthew Montagu, a number to E H Locker and one or two to individuals such as Robert Southey and Sir William Scott.

How to search the collection:  There is a printed guide - Abolition & Emancipation - Guide (Microfilm HT 1025 A26 1996 Guide) - which gives both the contents and the detailed listing of the reels for this collection. This guide is also available online at


Abolition & Emancipation - Guide
(Microfilm HT 1025 A26 1996 Guide

Online guide available at .

For more information about this subject in our Library Catalog, check out these
Subject Categories:

Slavery -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Slavery -- Great Britain -- History -- Sources.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States -- History -- Sources.
African Americans -- History -- To 1863 -- Sources.
African Americans -- History -- 1863-1877 -- Sources

Time Period:  19th century     20th Century

Subject keywords:  African American Studies, Great Britain - History

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