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Abolition & Emancipation

Location: Microfilm HT 1025 A26 1996


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 http://www.ampltd.co.uk/collections_az/Abolition-1/highlights.aspx


Abolition & Emancipation – Guide (Microfilm HT 1025 A26 1996 Guide)

Online guide available at http://www.ampltd.co.uk/collections_az/Abolition-1/highlights.aspx

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

Slavery -- United States -- History -- Sources.

African American Studies, Great Britain -- History.

Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States -- History -- Sources.

African Americans -- History -- To 1863 -- Sources.

African Americans -- History -- 1863-1877 -- Sources

Time Period: 19th Century  

Subject keywords: African American Studies, Great Britain - History