Thomas Clarkson Papers: Finding Aid

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Overview of the Collection

Title: Thomas Clarkson Papers
Dates (inclusive): 1787-Approximately 1900
Bulk dates: 1781-1847
Collection Number: mssCN 1-210
Creator: Clarkson, Thomas, 1760-1846.
Extent: 210 pieces in 5 boxes.
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Abstract: This collection contains 210 pieces of correspondence, manuscripts, and documents of English abolitionist Thomas Clarkson (1760-1846), chiefly dating from 1787 to 1847 and related to slavery and the slave trade in the United States and Africa, including the Sierra Leone colony; activities of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society; and the private affairs of Clarkson and his family.
Language: English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Thomas Clarkson Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

The bulk of the collection purchased from Eric M. Bonner, 1949.
The following items were purchased from Maggs Bros. (Cat. 811, items 298-300), 1952, and received in library in 1953: CN 31; CN 33; CN 36; CN 38; CN 39; CN 48; CN 51; CN 52; CN 53; CN 56; CN 67; CN 74; CN 89; CN 96; CN 99; CN 117; CN 122; CN 124; CN 125; CN 147; CN 184; CN 191; CN 193; CN 194; CN 196; CN 197; CN 198; CN 200; CN 206.

Biographical Note

Thomas Clarkson (1760-1846), the English philanthropist, devoted the major portion of his life to the cause of the abolition of slavery. His energy in organizing anti-slavery societies throughout England helped to arouse the attention of the English people to the inhumanity of the institution of slavery.

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, and documents of English abolitionist Thomas Clarkson (1760-1846), chiefly dating from 1787 to 1847 and related to slavery and slave trade in the United States and Africa, including the Sierra Leone Colony; activities of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society; and the private affairs of Thomas Clarkson and his family.
The papers include an unpublished manuscript of Clarkson's "History of the African Institution as connected with the Abolition of Slavery and the Foreign Slave Trade," circa 1839 (CN 33); a speech by Clarkson used in forming anti-slavery committees in 1823-1824 (CN 73); Clarkson's report on Sierra Leone, circa 1792 (CN 54); and "A letter to the Clergy and slave holders in the Southern parts of the United States of America," [1841?] (CN 78); as well as drafts of Clarkson's letters to the Comte de Mirabeau, Alexander I of Russia and others on slavery, and reports and speeches on the subject.
Individuals represented by 3 or more pieces in the collection include: John Beaumont (8 pieces); Charles Buller (3 pieces); Maria Weston Chapman (5 pieces); Thomas Clarkson (48 pieces); Henri Grégoire (4 pieces); William Jay (3 pieces); Gerrit Smith (6 pieces); Joseph Soul (4 pieces); Joseph Sturge (15 pieces); Lewis Tappan (3 pieces); and Henry Clarke Wright (8 pieces).
Notable correspondence in the collection includes:
  • Thomas Clarkson letter to Comte de Mirabeau with the story of an African sold into slavery, November 13, 1789 (CN 35)
  • Thomas Clarkson letter to Roberts Vaux regarding the settlement of free blacks from the United States in Haiti, March 8, 1819 (CN 63)
  • William Buck Cripps letter regarding conditions of settlers and prospects for newcomers in New Brunswick, November 30, 1822 (CN 89)
  • William Lloyd Garrison letter on slavery in the United States, August 19, 1846 (CN 98)
  • John Jay letter making Clarkson an honorary member of the New York Society for Promoting the Manumission of Slaves, September 1, 1788 (CN 111)
  • Francis Scott Key letter regarding Americans who plan to visit Sierra Leone, November 8, 1817 (CN 117)
  • Report by J.W.C. Pennington, a free African American minister, September 25, 1844 (CN 137)
  • Granville Sharp letter on the formation of the settlement at Sierra Leone, October 13, 1788 (CN 147)
  • Philip Evan Thomas letter to James Cropper regarding slave labor in the United States, August 22, 1822(CN 182)
  • John Greenleaf Whittier letter regarding the progress of anti-slavery movements in the United States, July 10, 1844 (CN 190)
  • Dorothy Wordsworth letter to Catherine (Buck) Clarkson, May 10, 1808 (CN 201)
This collection complements the Clarkson Papers in the British Library (Add. Mss. 41262-41267). Both groups of papers were consulted by Earl Leslie Griggs in the preparation of his biography, Thomas Clarkson: the Friend of Slaves (London : Allen & Unwin, Ltd., 1936).

Related Materials

Arrangement

The collection is chiefly arranged chronologically, followed by 4 pieces of ephemera and 1 volume:
  • Box 1: 1787-1818
  • Box 2: 1819-1823
  • Box 3: 1824-1842
  • Box 4: 1843-1900 and ephemera
  • Box 5: [Volume] Accounts of efforts to abolish slavery (approximately 1839).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Subjects

Clarkson, Thomas, 1760-1846 -- Archives.
Mirabeau, Honoré-Gabriel de Riqueti, comte de, 1749-1791 -- Correspondence.
Alexander I, Emperor of Russia, 1777-1825 -- Correspondence.
British and Foreign Anti-slavery Society.
Abolitionists -- Great Britain -- Correspondence.
Antislavery movements -- Great Britain.
Antislavery movements -- United States.
Slave trade -- Africa.
Slave trade -- Great Britain.
Slave trade -- United States.
Great Britain -- History -- 18th century -- Sources.
Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Sierra Leone -- History -- Sources.

Forms/Genres

Letters (correspondence) -- Great Britain.
Personal papers -- Great Britain.

Alternate Authors

Alexander I, Emperor of Russia, 1777-1825
Beaumont, John, active 1841-1842
Buller, Charles, 1774-1848
Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885
Cropper, James, 1773-1840
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Grégoire, Henri, 1750-1831
Jay, John, 1745-1829
Jay, William, 1789-1858
Mirabeau, Honoré-Gabriel de Riqueti, comte de, 1749-1791
Pennington, James W. C.
Rhoads, Samuel, 1806-1868
Sharp, Granville, 1735-1813
Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874
Soul, Joseph
Sturge, Joseph, 1793-1859
Tappan, Lewis, 1788-1873
Thomas, Philip E. (Philip Evan), 1776-1861
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892
Wordsworth, Dorothy, 1771-1855
Wright, Henry Clarke, 1797-1870


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1

1787-1818

Folder 1

1787, Aug. 11. Ramsay, James. Letter to Samuel Hoare. CN 140

1p. Teston, near Maidstone Kent.
Folder 2

1787, Aug. 23. Price, Richard. Letter to James Phillips. CN 139

2p. Eastbourne, Sussex.
Folder 3

1787, Oct. 15. Cartwright, John. Letter to Granville Sharp. CN 23

1p. Marnham, [Notts.].
Folder 4

1787, Oct. 26. Grigby, Joshua. Letter to [Thomas Clarkson?]. CN 106

2p. Drinkstone, [Suffolk].
Folder 5

[17]87, Dec. 23. Lofft, Capel. Letter to Samuel Hoare. CN 123

1p.
Folder 6

1787, Dec. 29. Ramsey, James. Letter to Samuel Hoare. CN 141

1p. Teston, near Maidstone Kent. Enclosed in CN 154.
Folder 7

1788, Aug. 28. Society for Promoting the Manumission of Slaves. Extract from minutes. CN 154

2p. New York. Contained enclosure (now CN 141)
Folder 8

1788, Sep. 1. Jay, John. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 111

1p. New York.
Folder 9

1788, Oct. 13. Sharp, Granville. Letter to [John Coakley] Lettsom. CN 147

10p. Wicken Park, Bucks.
Folder 10

1789, Mar. 26. Extract du Registre de la Societe Royal d'Agriculture. CN 202

4p. In French.
Folder 11

1789, Nov. 13. [Clarkson, Thomas]. Letter to [Honoré Gabriel Riquitti], Comte de Mirabeau. CN 35

15p.
Folder 12

1789, Nov. 17. Clarkson, Thomas. Letter to [Honoré Gabriel Riquetti], Comte de Mirabeau. CN 36

10 p.
Folder 13

1789, Dec. 1. Clarkson, Thomas. Letter to [Auguste Jean Baptiste] Bouvet [de Cresse]. CN 53

7p.
Folder 14

1789. Dec. 7. Clarkson, Thomas. Letter to [Honoré Gabriel Riquetti], Comte de Mirabeau. CN 37

9p.
Folder 15

1787, Dec. 8. Clarkson, Thomas. Letter to [Honoré Gabriel Riquetti, Comte de Mirabeau]. CN 38

6p.
Folder 16

1789, Dec. 9. Clarkson, Thomas. Letter to [Honoré Gabriel Riquetti], Comte de Mirabeau. CN 39

11p.
Folder 17

1789, Dec. 11. Clarkson, Thomas. Letter to [Honoré Gabriel Riquetti], Comte de Mirabeau. CN 40

9p.
Folder 18

1790, Mar. 28. Villeneuve, Geoffrey de. Letter to [Thomas Clarkson]. CN 187

3p. Paris.
Folder 19

1790, May 10. Pemberton, James. [Certificate of membership issued to] Thomas Clarkson as member of the Pennsylvania society for promoting the abolition of slavery. CN 135

1p. Philadelphia. Printed form, filled in. Also signed by Caspar Wistar, junior.
Folder 20

[Approximately 1790]. Wilberforce, [William]. Questions to be asked witnesses before Parliament on the subject of the Slave Trade. CN 191

6p. Endorsed by Thomas Clarkson.
Folder 21

1791, Nov. 16. Clarkson, Matthew. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 32

2p. Philadelphia.
Folder 22

1792, Oct. 6. Pemberton, James. [Certificate of membership in the] Pennsylvania Society for promoting the abolition of slavery (issued to] Thomas Clarkson. CN 136

1p. Philadelphia. Printed form, filled in. Also signed by John McCree and Joseph Parker Norris.
Folder 23

[Approximately 1792]. Clarkson, Thomas. My own Report relative to Sierra Leone, and its future prospects read by me to the directors of that company soon after its incorporation by Parliament. CN 54

36p.
Folder 24

1799, Aug. 16. Clarkson, A. Ward, Letter to Catherine (Buck) Clarkson. CN 30

3p. Wisbech [Cambs.].
Folder 25

[1808], May 10. [Wordsworth, Dorothy]. Letter to Catherine (Buck) Clarkson. CN 201

4p.
Folder 26

[Approximately 1810?]. Clarkson, Thomas. Letter to Friendly Society at Sierra Leone. CN 55

7p.
Folder 27

1814, June 21. Clarkson, Thomas, Letter to Catherine (Buck) Clarkson. CN 41

3p. London.
Folder 28

[1814], June 28-29]. Clarkson, Thomas. Letter to Catherine (Buck) Clarkson. CN 42

3p.
Folder 29

[1814], June 30]. Clarkson, Thomas, Letter to Catherine (Buck) Clarkson. CN 43

2p.
Folder 30

[1814, July 1]. Clarkson, Thomas. Letter to Catherine (Buck) Clarkson. CN 44

3p.
Folder 31

1814, Aug. 24. [Bill to Thomas Clarkson for sundries]. CN 203

2p.
Folder 32

[Approximately 1814], Oct. 8. [Clarkson, Thomas]. Letter to [Honore Gabriel Riquetti, Comte de Mirabeau]. CN 34

6p.
Folder 33

1814, Dec. 31. [Grenville, William Wyndham, Baron] Grenville. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 105

8p.
Folder 34

1815, Mar. 6. Richardson, Joseph (b). Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 143

2p. Philadelphia.
Folder 35

1815, Sep. 9. Agreement for hire of cabriolet. CN 204

1p. Calais.
Folder 36

1815, Sep. 20. Clarkson, Thomas. Letter to Catherine (Buck) Clarkson. CN 45

3p.
Folder 37

[1815]. [Clarkson, Thomas]. Paper…to interfere for better treatment of negroes in W. Indies. CN 56

4p.
Folder 38

1816, June 12. Lewis, Evan. Letter to [Thomas Clarkson], extract. CN 122

6p. Wilmington, Del.
Folder 39

1817, Mar. 18. [Clarkson, Thomas], Letter to Francis Scott Key. CN 57

4p.
Folder 40

1817, Mar. 18. Clarkson, Thomas. Re. location for settling free negroes. CN 58

4p. London.
Folder 41

1817, Nov. 8. Key, Francis Scott. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 117

1p. Georgetown, D.C.
Folder 42

1817, Nov. 10. Caldwell, E. B. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 22

2p. Washington, D.C.
Folder 43

1818, Jan 15-16. Mills of Burgess (firm). Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 128

3p. London.
Folder 44

1817, Jan. [Clarkson, Thomas]. Letter to [Alexander I], Emperor of Russia. CN 51

4p. Last paragraph in the handwriting of Thomas Clarkson.
Folder 45

1818, Feb. 25. [Clarkson, Thomas]. Letter to [Alexander I], Emperor of Russia. CN 52

3p.
Folder 46

1818. Sep. 30 - Oct. 5. Clarkson, Thomas. Copies of letters to [Alexander I], Emperor of Russia, and Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh, [after 2d Marquis of Londonderry] CN59

4p. Aix-la-Chapelle.
Folder 47

1818, Oct. 3. Clarkson, Thomas. Letter to Catherine (Buck) Clarkson. CN 46

4p. Aix-la-Chapelle.
Folder 48

1818, Oct. 9. [Clarkson, Thomas]. Interview with [Alexander I,] Emperor of Russia. CN 60

10p. Aix-la-Chapelle.
Folder 49

1818, Dec. 23. MacCarthy, Sir Charles. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 124

4p. Sierra Leone.
Box 2

1819-1823

Folder 1

1819, Feb. 3. Clarkson, Thomas. Letter to Prince Sanders CN 61

4p. London.
Folder 2

1819, Mar. 8. Clarkson, Thomas. Letter to Roberts Vaux CN 63

8p.
Folder 3

1819, June 14. Clarkson, Thomas. Letter to Richard Peters. CN 62

3p.
Folder 4

[Approximately 1819]. Clarkson, Thomas. Letter to [Sir Charles] MacCarthy. CN 65

7p.
Folder 5

[Approximately 1819]. Clarkson, Thomas. Hints for executing the Treaty North of the Line: [regarding rights to search vessels for slavery]. CN 66

2p.
Folder 6

1820, Jan. 31. Clarkson, Thomas. Letter to Roberts Vaux. CN 64

7p.
Folder 7

1820, May 16. [Note on] Missouri Question. CN 205

2p.
Folder 8

1820, May 29. Surry, Comte de. Extract of the report made…in the house of Peers reporting on the proposed Law of the Customs. CN 176

3p3
Folder 9

1820, June 2. Laisne de Villeveque. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 118

1p. Paris.
Folder 10

1820, June 3. Clarkson, Thomas. Letter to Catherine (Buck) Clarkson. CN 47

3p. Paris.
Folder 11

1820, June 6. Gregoire, [Henri, Constitutional Bp. Of Blois]. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 101

2p. Paris.
Folder 12

1820, July 8. Turckheim, Baron. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 186

3p. Paris.
Folder 13

1820, July 28. Coquerel, Charles Augustin. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 88

4p. Paris.
Folder 14

1820, Aug. 20-21. Memorial of British Merchants in the Gambia [about the slave trade]. CN 206

5p. Enclosed in: CN 125.
Folder 15

1820, Nov. 14. MacCarthy, Sir Charles. Letter to Thomas Harrison. CN 125

3p. [London]. Contained enclosure (now CN 206).
Folder 16

1820, Dec. 14. Gregoire, [Henri Constitutional Bp. Of Blois]. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 102

4p. Paris.
Folder 17

[1820?]. Clarkson, Thomas. Letter to [Manoel] Gonçalves [de Miranda?] CN 67

2p. Paris.
Folder 18

[Approximately 1820?]. [Clarkson, Thomas]. [List of French addresses]. CN 68

1p.
Folder 19

[Approximately 1820?]. Clarkson, Thomas. A few places on the Coast of Africa fit for Colonization… CN 69

30p.
Folder 20

[Approximately 1820?]. [Clarkson, Thomas]. The African Prince: [a story]. CN 70

ms 14 leaves.
Folder 21

[Approximately 1820]. [Morenas, Joseph Elzéar]. Some intelligence about the slave-trade at Senegal. CN 132

6p.
Folder 22

[1820?]. Thomas, Philips Evan. Answers…to a number of queries sent to him similar to those now circulated by the Society for Amelioration & gradual abolition of slavery. CN 181

17p.
Folder 23

[Approximately 1820?]. Williams, Helen Maria. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. [Re: the slave ship Rodeur] CN 192

3p.
Folder 24

[Approximately 1820?]. [Memorandum regarding Sierra Leone]. CN 208

2p.
Folder 25

1821, July. Gregoire, [Henri, Constitutional Bp. Of] Blois. Letter to (see note)* CN 104

2p. Paris. *See note in file that suggests addressee is Mrs. Clarkson.
Folder 26

1821, Aug. 23. Dupuy, Baron A. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 94

5p. Cape Haytien, [Haiti]. In French.
Folder 27

1822, Jan. 3. Laroche, Benjamin. Letter to Catherine (Buck) Clarkson. CN 119

2p. In French.
Folder 28

1822 Aug. 22. Thomas, Philip Evan. Letter to James Cropper. CN 182

6p. Baltimore.
Folder 29

1822, Oct. 25. Allen, William. Letter to [Mathieu Jean Felicite de Montmorency-Laval. Duc] de Montmorency. CN 1

4p. Verona.
Folder 30

1822, Nov. 30. Cripps, William Buck. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 89

8p. Pennfield, [New Brunswick].
Folder 31

1823, May 13. Gregoire, [Henri, Constitutional Bp. Of] Blois. Letter to [Thomas Clarkson]. CN 103

4p. Paris. French.
Folder 32

1823, July. Quelques notes sur le Senegal. CN 207

37 p. In French.
Folder 33

[1823?]. [Clarkson, Thomas]. [Notes on supporters, arranged by county]. CN 71

40p.
Folder 34

[Approximately 1823]. [Clarkson, Thomas]. [Lists of supporters]. CN 72

12p.
Folder 35

1823-1824. [Clarkson, Thomas]. Speech used in forming the Committees in 1823 & 1824. CN 73 

12p.
Folder 36

[1823?]. List of petitions sent to Parliament. CN 209

8p.
Box 3

1824-1842

Folder 1

1824, July 10. [Blomfield, Charles James, Bp of London]. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 16

5p. Chesterford, [Essex].
Folder 2

1824 [Clarkson, Thomas]. Speech [regarding the necessity of continuing the London Committee]. CN 74

7p.
Folder 3

1826, Feb. 8. Toone, John. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 184

4p. Salisbury, [Wilts.].
Folder 4

1827, July 14. Tilley, Matthew. Letter to John Clarkson. CN 183

4p. Freetown, Sierra Leone, [Africa].
Folder 5

1827, July 30. Forster, Josiah. Letter to [Thomas Clarkson]. CN 97

4p. Tottenham, [Middlesex.]. Lower portion of second leaf torn away. Written on behalf of the New York Manumission Society.
Folder 6

1828, June 28. Colman?, Cadwallader D. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 85

3p. New York.
Folder 7

1828, Nov. 19. Crosfield, Jos. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 90

4p. Hartshill, [Warwicks.]. Included: "Thoughts on British colonial slavery." By the Rev. Daniel Wilson.
Folder 8

1833, Sep. 25. Clarkson, Thomas. Letter to Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, [1st Bart.] CN 75

3p. Playford Hall.
Folder 9

1833, Oct. 24. Clarkson, Thomas. Letter to Crisp. CN 76

6p. Playford Hall, [Suffolk].

Removed or Separated Material

Note: Removed from Sandford, Margaret E. Poole. Thomas Poole and his friends, 1888   (RB 152302)
Folder 10

1833, Dec. 10. Watson, William (b). Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 188

4p. Wisbech. On conjugate leaf: list of friends of Clarkson in Wisbech.
Folder 11

1834, April 8. Sprague, William Bull. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 159

2p. Albany, N.Y.
Folder 12

1834. Apr. 29. Fisher, Joshua Francis. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 96

2p. Philadelphia.
Folder 13

1839, Feb. 13. Sturge, Joseph. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 161

3p. Birmingham.
Folder 14

1839, Mar. 21. [Browne, Howe Peter, 2d Marquis of] Sligo. Letter to [Thomas Clarkson]. CN 17

4p. London.
Folder 15

[Approximately 1839?] July 4. Desmousslaux, de Givre Gaston. Letter to [unknown] CN 92

4p. London. In French.
Folder 16

1839, July 23. Buxton, Sir Thomas Fowell, 1st Bart. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 21

1p.
Folder 17

1839, July 13. Parrish, Joseph. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 134

3p. Philadelphia.
Folder 18

1839, Dec. 9. Nicolls, Edward. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 133

6 p. Shooters Hill, [Kent].
Folder 19

1840, Sep. 7. Isambert, François André. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 109

3p. Chateau de Bignon [France]. In French.
Folder 20

1840, Oct. 19. Sturge, Joseph. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 162

2p. Birmingham.
Folder 21

1840, Nov. 2. Doyle, Elizabeth and Hannah. Letter to Catherine [(Buck)] Clarkson. CN 93

3p.
Folder 22

1840, Nov. 2. Smith, Gerrit. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 148

2p. Peterboro, N.Y. On conjugate leaf: Printed letter of Gerrit Smith to President Schmucker. Peterboro, June 19th, 1838. (2p)
Folder 23

1840, Nov. 11. Sturge, Joseph,. Letter to Mary Clarkson, [aftw. Dickinson]. CN 174

3p. Birmingham.
Folder 24

1840, Nov. 30-Dec. 1. Colver, Nathaniel. Letter to [unknown] CN 86

1p. Boston, [Mass.].
Folder 25

1840, Dec. 4. Isambert, François André. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 110

3p. Paris. In French.
Folder 26

[Approximately 1840?] [Clarkson, Catherine (Buck)]. Letter to Thomas Hodgkin. CN 31

3p.
Folder 27

1841, Jan. 29. Sturge, Joseph. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 163

2p. London.
Folder 28

1841, June 29. Sturge, Joseph. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 164

1p. Worcester, Mass.
Folder 29

1841, Mar. 18. Montagu, Basil. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 130

4p. Signed Anne and Basil Montagu.
Folder 30

1841, Mar. 20. [Denman, Thomas. 1st Baron] Denman. Letter to [Thomas Clarkson]. CN 91

2p. London.
Folder 31

1841, Mar. 23. Taylor, Alexander S. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 180

4p. Earlham Hall, [Norfolk].
Folder 32

1841, Apr. 9. Smith, Gerrit. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 149

2p. Peterboro, N.Y. On conjugate leaf: Smith Elizabeth. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. 1841, Apr. 10 (1p).
Folder 33

1841, May 4. Trew, J. M. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 185

11p. London.
Folder 34

[1841, after May 4 ]. [Clarkson, Thomas]. Letter to J. M. Trew. CN 48

4p.
Folder 35

1841, June 22. Gurney, Joseph John. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 107

5p. Norwich.
Folder 36

1841, June 30. Sturge, Joseph. Letter to Hope H. Slaughter. CN 175

5p.
Folder 37

1841, June 30. Sturge, Joseph. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 165

2p. New York.
Folder 38

1841, July. Channing, William Ellery. Letter to Thomas Clarkson CN 24

2p. Boston, [Mass.].
Folder 39

1841, July 19. Smith, Gerrit. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 150

1p. Peterboro, N.Y. On conjugate leaf: printed form letter about temperance (2p).
Folder 40

1841, July 19. Saint Anthoine. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 144

1p. Paris. In French.
Folder 41

1841 [Clarkson, Thomas]. A letter to the clergy and slave-holders of the United States, particularly the Southern. CN 77

34p. Contemporary copy. With Clarkson's endorsement.
Folder 42

[1841?]. [Clarkson, Thomas]. A letter to the clergy and slave-holders of the United States, particularly the Southern. CN 78

13p. Contemporary copy.
Folder 43

[1841]. [Clarkson, Thomas]. Letter to J. M. Trew. CN 49

12p.
Folder 44

1842, Jan. 15. Beaumont, John. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 8

3p.
Folder 45

1842, Jan. 19. Barrot, Odillon. Letter to George William Alexander. CN 7

2p. Paris.
Folder 46

1842, Mar. 20. Beaumont, John. Letter to [Thomas Clarkson]. CN 9

3p.
Folder 47

1842, Apr. 11. Beaumont, John. Letter to [Thomas Clarkson]. CN 10

3p.
Folder 48

1842, Apr. 14. Scales, Thomas. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 145

2p. Leeds.
Folder 49

1842, Apr. 25. Sturge, Joseph. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 166

3p. Birmingham.
Folder 50

1842, May 16. Grahame, James. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 100

2p. Nantes.
Folder 51

1842, May 16. Sturge, Joseph. Letter to [Thomas Clarkson]. CN 167

2p. Birmingham.
Folder 52

1842, July 25. Hawes, Sir Benjamin. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 108

3p. Mortlake, [Surrey].
Folder 53

1842, Sep. 7. Beaumont, John. Letter to [Thomas Clarkson]. CN 11

4p.
Folder 54

1842, Sep 10. Beaumont, John. Letter to [Thomas Clarkson]. CN 12

3p.
Folder 55

1842, Sep. 17. Backhouse, John. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 5

3p. Darlington, [Durham].
Folder 56

1842, Oct. 29-Nov. 10. Scoble, John. Copy of correspondence with Lord Ashburton relative to the 10th article of the recent treaty with the United States of America CN 146

3p. London.
Folder 57

1842, Dec. 6. [Clarkson, Thomas]. Letter to J. M. Trew. CN 50

4p.
Folder 58

1842 [Clarkson, Thomas]. Letter to [Achille Charles Lé Victor], duc de Broglie CN 79   

9p. With endorsement in the handwriting of Thomas Clarkson.
Box 4

1843-1900 and ephemera

Folder 1

1843, Feb. 15. Beaumont, John. Letter to [Thomas Clarkson]. CN 13

3p.
Folder 2

1843, Feb. 21. Baring, Alexander, 1st Baron Ashburton. Letter to [Thomas Clarkson]. CN 6

4p. Piccadilly, [London].
Folder 3

1843, Mar. 13-31. Madden, Richard Robert. Letter to the British Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, London. CN 126

4p. 10 x 4 inches. Includes: 1843 Mar. 31. Scoble, John. Letter to Richard Robert Madden forwarding a copy of minutes of the Committee of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. (1p; 13 4 inches). Both items: 4p.;10 x 4 inches + 1 p.; 13 x 4 inches)
Folder 4

1843, Apr. 12. Beaumont, John. Letter to [Thomas Clarkson]. CN 14

3p.
Folder 5

[1843], June 5. Buller, Charles, Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 18

4p. London.
Folder 6

[1843], July 19. Buller, Charles, Letter to [Thomas Clarkson]. CN 19

2p. 2 Chester Place.
Folder 7

1843, Nov. 15. Leavitt, Joshua. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 120

3p. Boston, [Mass.].
Folder 8

1843, Dec. 30. Smith, Gerrit. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 151

1p. Peterboro, N.Y.
Folder 9

[1843]. Buller, Charles, Letter to [Thomas Clarkson]. CN 20

12p. 2 Chester Place.
Folder 10

[Approximately 1843]. [Clarkson, Thomas]. [Memorandum on state of the nation] CN 80

1p.
Folder 11

1844, Jan. 12. Leavitt, Joshua. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 121

3p. Washington, [D.C.].
Folder 12

1844, Jan. 20. [Stanley, John Thomas, 1st Baron] Stanley. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 160

7p. St. James Square, [London].
Folder 13

1844, Jan. 24. Beaumont, John. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 15

3p.
Folder 14

1844, Jan. 30. Soul, Joseph. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 155

3p. [London].
Folder 15

1844, Feb. 7. Soul, Joseph. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 156

3p. [London].
Folder 16

1844, Feb. 9. Soul, Joseph, Letter to [Thomas Clarkson]. CN 157

2p. [London].
Folder 17

1844, Feb. 12. Soul, Joseph. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 158

3p. [London].
Folder 18

[1844, Feb. 27]. Tappan, Lewis. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 177

1p. New York. On reverse: 1844 Mar. 27. Wright, Elizabeth. Letter to Thomas Clarkson (1p).
Folder 19

1844, Mar. 22. Kellogg, H. H. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 116

3p. Darlington, [Durham].
Folder 20

1844, Mar. 23. Sturge, Joseph. Letter to [Thomas Clarkson]. CN 168

2p. Birmingham.
Folder 21

1844, May 8. Smith, Gerrit. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 152

1p. Peterboro, N.Y.
Folder 22

1844, July 10. Whittier, John Greenleaf. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 190

3p. Amesbury, Mass.
Folder 23

1844, July 25. Clay, Cassius Marcellus. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 82

3p. Lexington, Ky.
Folder 24

1844, Sep. 25. Pennington, James. W. C. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 137

4p. Hartford, Conn.
Folder 25

1844, Oct. 1. Chapman, Maria Weston. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 25

4p. Boston, [Mass.].
Folder 26

1844, Dec. 3. Weld, Lewis. Letter to Joseph Soul. CN 189

3p. Liverpool.
Folder 27

1844, Dec. 6. Clay, Cassius Marcellus. Letter to John Scoble. CN 83

2p. Lexington, Ky.
Folder 28

1844, Dec. 14. Pennington, James. W. C. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 138

3p. Hartford, Conn.
Folder 29

1845, Jan. 1. Smith, Gerrit. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 153

3p. Peterboro, N.Y.
Folder 30

1845, Jan. 17. Chapman, Maria Weston. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 26

8p. Boston, [Mass.].
Folder 31

1845, Jan. 26. Tappan, Lewis. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 178

2p. New York.
Folder 32

1845, Feb. 8. Metcalfe, Charles [Theophilus, Baron Metcalfe]. Letter to Joseph Soul. CN 127

1p. Montreal.
Folder 33

1845, Mar. 1. Sturge, Joseph. Letter to [Thomas Clarkson]. CN 169

4p. Birmingham.
Folder 34

1845, Mar. 22. Jay, William (a). Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 112

3p. New York. Lower portion of second leaf torn away.
Folder 35

1845, Mar. 31. Tappan, Lewis. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 179

1p. 3 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. New York.
Folder 36

1845, Apr. 11. Sturge, Joseph, Letter to [Thomas Clarkson]. CN 170

4p. Birmingham. With endorsement.
Folder 37

1845, Aug. 16. Chapman, Maria Weston. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 27

3p. Boston, [Mass.].
Folder 38

1845, July 28. [Cooper, Anthony Ashley, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury]. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 87

2p. Ryde, [Hants.].
Folder 39

1845, Sep. 2. Wright, Henry Clarke. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 193

3p.
Folder 40

1845, Sep. 13. Wright, Henry Clarke. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 194

4p. Glasgow.
Folder 41

1845, Sep. 27. Rhoads, Samuel. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 142

3p. Philadelphia. 2 copies of the letter. One has red wax seal and is postmarked "Oc. 16, 1845". The other has manuscript date "Feb. 7, 1846" on verso.
Folder 42

1845, Oct. 20. Wright, Henry Clarke. Letter to Catherine (Buck) Clarkson. CN 196

4p. Glasgow.
Folder 43

1845, Nov. 2. Wright, Henry Clarke. Letter to Catherine (Buck) Clarkson CN 197

4p. Glasgow.
Folder 44

1845, Nov. 6. Wright, Henry Clarke. Letter to [Catherine (Buck) Clarkson]. CN 198

3p. Glasgow.
Folder 45

1845, Nov. 10. Montagu, Basil. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 131

4p.
Folder 46

1845, Nov. 17. Collier, William. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 84

2p. Plymouth.
Folder 47

1845, Nov. 24. Wright, Henry Clarke. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 195

4p. Glasgow. With envelope.
Folder 48

1845, Nov. 20. Montagu, Anne D. B. Letter to Catherine (Buck) Clarkson. CN 129

5p. [London].
Folder 49

1845, Nov. 24. Wright, Henry Clarke. Letter to Catherine (Buck) Clarkson. CN 199

3p. Glasgow.
Folder 50

1845, Nov. 30. Wright, Henry Clarke. Letter to Catherine (Buck) Clarkson. CN 200

2p. Kirkcaldy, [Scotland].
Folder 51

1845, Dec. 17. Armstrong, George. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 2

3p. Bristol.
Folder 52

1846, Jan 28. Chapman, Maria Weston. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 28

4p. Boston, Mass.
Folder 53

1846, Jan. 31. Sturge, Joseph. Letter to [Thomas Clarkson]. CN 171

1p. Birmingham.
Folder 54

1846, Feb. 2. Jay, William (a). Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 113

3p. Bedford, N.Y.
Folder 55

1846, Mar. 1. Eden, John. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 95

2p. Northampton, Mass.
Folder 56

1846, Apr. 7. Sturge, Joseph. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 172

2p.
Folder 57

1846, Apr. 16. Sturge, Joseph. Letter to [Thomas Clarkson]. CN 173

1p. Birmingham.
Folder 58

1846, June 27. Chapman, Maria Weston. Letter to Catherine (Buck) Clarkson. CN 29

4p. Boston, [Mass.].
Folder 59

1846, Aug 4. Jay, William (a). Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 114

3p. Bedford, N.Y.
Folder 60

1846, Aug. 19. Garrison, William Lloyd. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 98

4p. London. With envelope.
Folder 61

1846, Aug. 26. Garrison, William Lloyd. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 99

4p. Bristol.
Folder 62

1846, Sep. 5. Armstrong, George. Letter to Catherine (Buck) Clarkson. CN 4

5p. Bristol.
Folder 63

1846, Sep. 9. Clarkson, Thomas. Letter to "Dear Richard". CN 81

3p. Playford Hall, [Suffolk].
Folder 64

1846, Sep. 11. Armstrong, George. Letter to Thomas Clarkson. CN 3

3p. Bristol.
Folder 65

1847, Feb. 10. Jay, William. Letter to Catherine (Buck) Clarkson. CN 115

3p. New York.
Folder 66

[Approximately 1900]. [Biographical notes on John Clarkson and the Clarkson family]. CN 210

6 leaves fol.
Folder 67

Ephemera

Consists of 4 items:
1. [Resolutions of meeting of the Society for the Extinction of the Slave Trade, and for the Civilization of Africa. 1840 July 29. Signed J. M. Trew, Secretary (2p).
2. Continuation of Petitions: [List of names, locales and tally of figures] [undated] (2p).
3. [Letter in French], [undated] (1p).
4. [List of English places (possibly parliamentary boroughs)] [undated] (1p).
Box 5

Accounts of efforts to abolish slavery [volume].

 

Approximately 1839. Clarkson, Thomas. History of the African Institution as connected with the Abolition of Slavery and the Foreign Slave Trade. CN 33

(133p. fol.) 2 unnumbered preliminary pages have been mounted on linen. Consists of 131 numbered pages. Pages 9-10 have been removed from original order and are inserted before p. 35 in the text (conjugate leaf).
Volume containing Clarkson's account of his efforts "from 1705 to 1807 when the slave-trade was abolished by the British Parliament". The author also notes "These to be looked over by H. Robinson or some other proper person in case anyone should write my life."