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British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Papers: Society, London

Call Number


F 449 B862

British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, LondonAnti-Slavery Papers.  Oxford: Rhodes House Papers, Bodleian Library, 1963.

2 reels. 35 mm.


            Part of the series British Records Relating to America in Microform published by Micromethods, Ltd. Contains material relating to America, including the West Indies, from the Anti-Slavery collection in Rhodes House, Oxford, the largest anti-slavery collection in Great Britain. The majority of the material is from 1839-1868. Most of the collection consists of the papers of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society founded 1839) but records of the London Anti-Slavery Society (1823-1840) and the Aborigines Protection Society (founded 1837) are also included.


            Reel 1: Contents and minute books.

            Reel 2: 1. Memorial and petitions, listed chronologically.
                        2. Correspondence.


            This library does not have a published finding aid. The beginning of reel 1 does contain a "History of the Anglo-American Anti-Slavery Connection, 1823-1865," and a detailed table of contents which gives an indication of the subjects of the memorials and petitions and of each letter reproduced. The minute books have not been indexed.


            Anti-Slavery movements
            Slavery -- Great Britain -- Anti-Slavery movement
            United States -- History -- 19th Century