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.
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.
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