John Pye letter (AL175)
A letter by John Pye from 16 August 1832 addressed to John Crisp, Esq, of the Anti-Slavery Society concerning the conditions under which enslaved people work and stating that, if elected to the next parliament, he would vote for the abolition of slavery.
Thomas Clarkson letter (AL215)
A letter by the abolitionist Thomas Clarkson (1760-1846), dated 21 April 1826, addressed to Peter Clare, in which he thanks him for the details of a successful abolitionist petition.
John Lunan letter (AL253)
A letter by John Luhan (fl 1814-1828) resident of Jamaica, to Rear-Admiral Sir Home Popham, from 15 October 1819, inserted in a copy of his book, “Abstract of the laws of Jamaica relating to slaves” (1819), to '...assist Sir Home in obtaining a knowledge of our Slave Code'.
Samuel Roberts letter (AL307)
A letter by Samuel Roberts (1763-1848), a writer on social issues, dated 26 October 1833, addressed to George Thompson. The letter is a brief covering note to a copy of Roberts's 'An address to the members of the two Wilberforce-Committees, London and York', concerning a suitable memorial to the late abolitionist William Wilberforce.
James Stephen letter (AL345)
A letter by James Stephen (1758-1832) lawyer and abolitionist, dated 7 November 1825, addressed to James Cropper concerning a publication of the Liverpool anti-slavery society, which remained unpublished, current aspects of the problem of emancipation and concluding that direct legislation by parliament is the only way to successfully bring about abolition.
P K Seaman letter (AL354)
A letter from P K Seaman to his father from 1 June 1851 describing the capture of three enslavers. Includes 4 sketches of vessels captured.
Two letters by Thomas Clarkson (AL514 and AL531)
Thomas Clarkson was an abolitionist. The first letter (AL531) was addressed to Rev M Maurice, written on 9 August c.1807-16, urging him to restore the committee at Southampton to promote a petition to Parliament in favour of a plan for the improvement of the condition of enslaved people. The second letter (AL514) was addressed to Henry Hope, dated 9 January 1826. It is a printed circular letter, asking for support for the petition to Parliament to urge them to carry out a plan for the improvement of the condition of the slave population with additional manuscript notes asking for its promotion in the neighbouring towns.