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John B. Estlin Papers 1840-84

Call Number

E 449 E78

Estlin, John Bishop, 1785-1855. Papers, 1840-84.Wakefield, Yorkshire: Micro Methods, Ltd., 1961.

6 reels. 35 mm.


            John B. Estlin, a prominent surgeon and Unitarian minister, and his daughter Mary were "among the chief supporters of the British anti-slavery movement." Mary was an active member of the Bristol and Clifton Auxiliary Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society and had an extensive correspondence with abolitionists in the United States."


            Reel 1: Anti-slavery sermons and tracts by Theodore Parker, Angelina Grimke, Samuel J. May, Wendell PHillips, and others.

            Reel 2: Anti-slavery pamphlets and tracts by Harriet Martineau, Gerrit Smith, M. Augusic Lauqel, John Cordner, and many female             anti-slavery societies.

            Reel 3: Letters written by British and American abolitionists to the Estlins.

            Reel 4: Letters written by John to Mary Estlin.

            Reel 5: Minutes of the Clifton and Bristol and Anti-Slavery Society and copies of

            Reel 6: material missing or unreadable from the first five reels.


            The beginning of each reel has a description of the papers and brief annotations of some of the more important items.

            Slavery--Great Britian--Anti-Slavery movement