Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1759-08-24
Death 1833-07-29
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish slavery.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to [Samuel] Bayard, Esq., [1795]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 603596632

William Wilberforce, British politician and philanthropist, was born in Hull, Yorkshire. In 1780 he entered The House of Commons and acquired a reputation for radicalism. Wilberforce is most known for his opposition to slavery and the slave trade. In 1787 he formed the Anti-Slavery Society through his efforts, the bill to abolish slavery in the British West Indies became law in 1807. The Slavery Abolition Act was passed one month after his death.

From the description of Correspondence, 1799-1932. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122543354

British politician.

From the description of Letter, [1832 Oct. 11], London, to Viscount Sidmouth. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 173844716

English philanthropist and antislavery crusader.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Mrs. Holroyd, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270587908

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Sir John Sinclair, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270587794

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270587911

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Luke Hansard, 1807? Feb. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270587790

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to William Blair, 1819 Apr. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270587787

English politician and abolitionist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Bath, to Charles Grant, 1797 Apr. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 780709071

English philanthropist and leader of the British parliamentary campaign to abolish the slave trade.

From the description of Letter : Blandford, [Eng.], to Lord Melville, 1804 Sept. 6. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 35662927

British philanthropist, public official, and abolitionist.

From the description of William Wilberforce papers, 1780-1933. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981615

Philanthropist and member of Parliament.

From the description of Letters, 1782-1833. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20273965

From the description of Letters, 1782-1837. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122413295

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Subjects:

  • Abolitionists--Correspondence
  • Iroquois Indians--History--19th century--Sources
  • Missions
  • Manuscripts--English
  • Antislavery movements
  • Abolitionists
  • Slavery and the Church
  • Slavery--Anti-slavery movements
  • Indians of North America--Land tenure--History--19th century--Sources
  • Slave trade
  • Politicians--Correspondence

Occupations:

  • Abolitionists
  • Philanthropists
  • Public officials--Great Britain
  • Politicians

Places:

  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • England--Blandford (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Ontario--Grand River (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Islands of the Pacific (as recorded)