Papers, 1814-1846.


Clarkson, Thomas, 1760-1846. Papers, 1814-1846.

Papers, 1814-1846.

Chiefly correspondence relating to Clarkson's international efforts in connection with the abolition of slavery; together with clippings concerning slavery and the annexation of Texas, and anti-slavery meetings in the early 1800's.

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Clarkson, Thomas, 1760-1846 (person)

Philanthropist. Entered St John's 1780. B.A. 1783. Clarkson won the members prize for Latin essay in 1785, the subject being a question 'anne liceat invitos in servitutem dare?' ('is it lawful to make slaves of others against their will?') This contest determined the course of the rest of his life. The essay was read in the Senate House to much applause in June 1785, and published by James Phillips in June 1786. He met William Wilberforce in 1786 and co-founded a committee for the suppr...

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Buxton, Thomas Fowell, Sir, 1786-1845 (person)

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Tappan, Lewis, 1788-1873 (person)

Merchant and antislavery leader. From the description of The papers of Lewis Tappan [microform], 1809-1903. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29852969 Abolitionist from New York State; assisted the Amistad slaves; among the founders of the American Missionary Association in 1846, which began more than 100 anti-slavery Congregational churches throughout the Midwest, and after the American Civil War, founded numerous schools and colleges to aid in the educatio...