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H. J. Wilson Anti-Slavery Collection

Date range: 19th century

Number of items: 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

Further Information:

Catalogue available online via Library Search.

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).

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