The papers of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1804-1847 (inclusive), [microform].


Buxton, Thomas Fowell, Sir, 1786-1845. The papers of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1804-1847 (inclusive), [microform].

The papers of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1804-1847 (inclusive), [microform].

The papers consist of correspondence, parliamentary speeches, working papers, notebooks, and political pamphlets documenting the life and work of Thomas Fowell Buxton, nineteenth century abolitionist and reformer.

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