Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833

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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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referencedIn More, Hannah, 1745-1833,. Autograph letter signed from Hannah More, Cowslip Green, to Mrs. Garrick [manuscript], 1797 November 16. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Autograph letter signed : Marden Park, Kent, to "My dear Marianne" [Thornton], 1814 June 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Cook, Henry R., fl. 1800-1845,. 18th century historical portraits, Etchings, 1776-1830. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Gilpin, Joshua, 1765-1840. ALS : London, to Thomas Fisher, 1796 Feb. 22. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Extra-illustrated Life of Nollekens, 1708-1875, 1768-1836 Yale Center for British Art
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Whitwell, W. County of York election of M. Duncombe & W. Wilberforce Esqrs. : MDCCLXXIV. Arrangement of the canvass.... University of Sheffield, Sheffield University
creatorOf Hayley, William, 1745-1820. Autograph letters signed with initials (2) : [n.p.], to William Wilberforce, 1807 Sept. 13 and 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Spirit of Protestantism. Letters [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Portion of an autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Miss [Marianne] Thornton, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Manuscript Albums, 1615 - 1959 Newcastle University: Special Collections
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Letters, 1782-1833. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Locker, Edward Hawke, 1777-1849. Papers of Edward Hawke Locker, 1804-1896. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Johnsonian Miscellanies, extra-illustrated, 1538-1900 (inclusive);, 1738-1866 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Rufus King Papers, 1766-1899 (Bulk 1783-1826) @ 2011 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf More, Hannah, 1745-1833. Papers, 1785-1828 (inclusive), 1800-1828 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Letter to Edward Percival. [s.l.]. 1811 Oct. 16. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to "my dear Sir", 1808 May 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Abolition & emancipation [microform]. Part. 6, Papers of William Wilberforce, William Smith, Iveson Brookes, Francis Corbin and related records from the Rare Books, Manuscript and Special Collections Library, Duke University. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Commonplace book, [circa 1800]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Rumford, Benjamin, Graf von, 1753-1814. Letters, 1793-1804, to Lady Palmerston. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Clarkson, Thomas, 1760-1846. Thomas Clarkson correspondence, 1789-1837. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Letters [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Papers, 1808-1888. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. Abolition & emancipation [microform]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Autograph letter in the third person : to the Marquis of Lothian, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Letters, 1819 April 24-1821 October 16, [Kenmgue?], and Marden Park, to George Ticknor, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Norton, John, b. ca. 1760. Letter book, 1806-1810 [microform]. New York State Library
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Autograph letter signed : London, to Sir John Sinclair, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bentham, Jeremy, 1748-1832,. Scrapbook containing letters from prominent authors and other public figures [manuscript] 19th century. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Dimsdale, Joseph, b. 1781. Joseph Dimsdale collection, 1725-1849 (inclusive) University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Hayley, William, 1745-1820. Autograph letter signed : Felpham, to William Wilberforce, 1808 May 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gwydir, Peter Burrell, Baron, 1754-1820. Part of a letter : to William Wilberforce. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Autograph letter signed : London, to Mr. Clarkson, 1806 Dec. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Autograph letter signed : to Mrs. Wesley, 1809 Sept. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Campbell, John, 1766-1840. Papers, 1795-1814. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Buckminster, J. S. (Joseph Stevens), 1784-1812. Papers, 1806 April 24-1807 Aug. 7. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Autograph letter signed : London, to Sir George, [no year] Mar. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Autograph letter signed : London, to Luke Hansard, 1807? Feb. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn DeBerniere family. DeBerniere family papers, 1790-1930 (bulk 1790-1860). South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn Correspondence of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1st Bart., [ca. 1807]-1845 The Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House
referencedIn Burney family collection, 1767-1903, 1790-1825 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Autograph letters signed (8) : various places, to Lord Teignmouth, 1814 Sept. 8-1826 May 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Mrs. Holroyd, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Letter : Blandford, [Eng.], to Lord Melville, 1804 Sept. 6. Newberry Library
referencedIn Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872. Samuel Finley Breese Morse papers, 1793-1944 (bulk 1807-1872). Library of Congress
referencedIn Burney family. Burney family collection, 1767-1903 (bulk 1790-1825). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Buxton, Thomas Fowell, Sir, 1786-1845. Letter to Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1826. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn More, Hannah, 1745-1833,. Autograph letter signed from Hannah More, Bath, to Mrs. Garrick [manuscript], 1796 February 7. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Stewart, Susan. Susan Stewart's private odds and ends: [Commonplace book]; Paris and Nice, 1830, 1833. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Ward family. [Correspondence], 1800-1837. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Collection of engravings, [16--]-1939. Flugschriften des Fruhen 16 Jahrhunderts
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Autograph letter signed : London, to "My Lord", 1801 Nov. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn More, Sarah, ca. 1743-1817,. Autograph letter signed from Sarah More, Great Pulteney St., [Bath], to [Mrs. Garrick?] [manuscript], 1799 December 13. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Autograph letter signed : Bath, to Charles Grant, 1797 Apr. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Autograph letter signed : [London], to [Samuel] Bayard, Esq., [1795]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Tyler, John, 1790-1862. ALS, 1848 November 9 : Sherwood Forest, Charles City Cty., Virginia, to William B. Sprague. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Burney, Fanny, 1752-1840. Frances Burney d'Arblay collection of papers, 1653-1894 bulk (1775-1839). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Dimsdale, Joseph. Collection, 1725-1849 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Autograph letter signed : London, to William Blair, 1819 Apr. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn More, Hannah, 1745-1833,. Autograph letter signed from Hannah More, Cowslip Green, to Mrs. Garrick [manuscript], 1797 June 26. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Portion autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Autograph letter signed : London, to [Marianne] and Lucy Thornton, 1828 May 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Morse Family Papers, 1779-1868 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Hardcastle, Joseph. Letters [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn William Tallack Correspondence, 1830-1907 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Letter, [1832 Oct. 11], London, to Viscount Sidmouth. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn King, Rufus, 1755-1827. Papers, 1783-1826. New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Letter to George Stephen. London, Eng. 1824 Aug. 31. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, Letters and Papers, 1805-1903, 1805-1903 The Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Correspondence, 1799-1932. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Additional Wilberforce Papers, 1759-1872 Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
referencedIn White family papers, 1699-1931. Houghton Library.
referencedIn L. E. L. (Letitia Elizabeth Landon), 1802-1838. Jerome McGann collection [manuscript], 1818-1853, undated. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn More, Hannah, 1745-1833. Hannah More letters to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hart Davis, 1799-1830. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Autograph letter signed : Elmdon House, Essex?, to his niece, Anna Maria Spooner, 1827 May 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Easthope, John Easthope, Sir, 1784-1865. Papers, 1809-1880; (bulk 1834-1849). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Samuel Finley Breese Morse Papers, 1793-1944, (bulk 1807-1872) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn HAMMOND, George, 1763-1853, diplomat, 1791-1827 British Library of Political and Economic Science
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Signature. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Pennsylvania Abolition Society. Papers, 1748-1979. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn William Smith and family: Papers, 1678-1951 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Autograph letter signed : Marden Park, Kent, to Marianne [Thornton], 1821 Aug. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Frances Burney d'Arblay collection of papers, 1653-1894, 1775-1839 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Morse family. Morse family papers, 1779-1868 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn YORKSHIRE ELECTION, 1807 British Library of Political and Economic Science
referencedIn Buxton, Thomas Fowell, Sir, 1786-1845. The papers of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1804-1847 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Letters, 1782-1837. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Wilberforce Family Papers, 1726-[ca. 1900] Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
referencedIn Mason family. Papers of Indian Department Superintendent General John Mason, and his son U.S. Senator and Confederate diplomat James Murray Mason [manuscript], 1798-1859. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Smith, William, 1756-1835. Papers, 1785-1860. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Papers, 1785-1828 (inclusive), 1800-1828 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Slavery and abolition collection, 1700-1890. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Edwards, Howard, 1833-1925?. Collection, 1778-1842. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn John Bowring letters from various correspondents, 1798-1865. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Autograph letter signed : Coventry, War., to Marianne [Thornton], 1822 Nov. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn More, Hannah, 1745-1833. Hannah More letters to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hart Davis, 1799-1830. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. William Wilberforce papers, 1780-1933. Library of Congress
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Printed letter : London, to Rev. Trew, from "The Ladies of the London Female Anti-Slavery Society", 1833 May. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Albert Stephens Borgman autograph collection, 1600-1950. Houghton Library.
creatorOf William Wilberforce Letters, 1782-1837 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Sprague, William B. (William Buell), 1795-1876. William Buell Sprague papers, 1796-1867 [microform]. Litchfield Historical Society
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Autograph letter signed : London, to Mrs. Kilvert, 1826 May 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Norton, John, b. ca. 1760. John Norton papers, 1804-1816, bulk 1804-1810. Newberry Library
creatorOf Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Autograph letter signed : London, to [Frederick?] Calthorpe, [no year] May 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Thornton Family: Letters and Papers, c. 1742-1881 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
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Great Britain
Great Britain
England--Blandford
Great Britain
Ontario--Grand River
Great Britain
England
Islands of the Pacific
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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
Occupation
Abolitionists
Philanthropists
Public officials--Great Britain
Politicians
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Birth 1759-08-24

Death 1833-07-29

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