Letter to Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1826.
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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., . (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 for...
Thomas Fowell Buxton was born on April 1, 1786 in Essex, England. He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with high honors. Buxton's interest in prison reform led him to publish a book entitled Inquiry into Prison Discipline, based on his inspection of London's Newgate Prison. In 1822 Buxton succeeded William Wilberforce as leader of the campaign in the House of Commons for the abolition of slavery in the British colonies. He joined Wilberforce and others in founding the British and Foreign An...