Papers, 1785-1860.

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Smith, William, 1756-1835. Papers, 1785-1860.

Papers, 1785-1860.

Correspondence, relating mainly to the abolition of slavery in the West Indies, together with a partially unpublished poem of Robert Southey entitled To the exiled patriots. Letters of William Wilberforce (24 items) discuss personal affairs, politics, abolition, and other matters. Letters from Thomas Clarkson discuss the antislavery movement. Letters from Smith's constituents discuss politics, social conditions, parliamentary reform, British foreign trade, slavery in the Indies, and economic conditions. Correspondents include Priscilla Buxton, Thomas Fowell Buxton, and Zachary Macaulay.

328 items.

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Southey, Robert, 1774-1843

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Clarkson, Thomas, 1760-1846

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