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H.J. Wilson Anti-Slavery Collection

800 items.

A collection of 19th-century anti-slavery pamphlets received in 1923 from the executors of Henry Joseph Wilson (1833-1914), the distinguished Liberal Member of Parliament for Sheffield.

The collection is of particular importance for the study of the activities of the provincial philanthropic societies, such as:

  • the Birmingham and Midland Freedmen's Aid Association
  • the Birmingham and West Bromwich Ladies' Negro's Friend Society
  • the Glasgow Emancipation Society
  • the Manchester Union and Emancipation Society
  • the Sheffield Female Anti Slavery Society

See also:

Rawson/Wilson Anti-Slavery Papers.

Finding aids

Recorded in  .

Alternative form

Published microfilm: Anti-Slavery Materials: Regional Records and Other Pamphlets, 18th-19th Centuries - The Collection of the John Rylands University Library, Manchester (London: World Microfilms, 1989).


The John Rylands Library

Using the reading rooms in the John Rylands Library