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Abolition of slavery

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Abolitionist societies

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 28
Scope and Contents

'Abolitionist societies, 1787-1838: a half-century of abolition', an University of London M.A. thesis, 380 pages.

Dates: 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Dr John Moore: Journal

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9339
Scope and Contents The journal covers the period 6 November 1790 - 28 July 1792, just before Moore's departure for France, and 26 September - 3 November 1795. It includes (1791) reactions to Burke's Reflections on the French Revolution; the convention signed between Britain and Spain; the question of Warren Hastings' impeachment; Pitt's political difficulties; the defeat of Wilberforce's motion for the abolition of the slave trade; the fleet at Spithead ready to sail against Russia; the flight of the King and...
Dates: 1790-1795
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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George Maclaren, Naval surgeon: Journals

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9528
Scope and Contents George Maclaren (fl.1810-37) served as a naval surgeon with the Royal Navy during the 1830s. He wrote two journals which provide detailed descriptions of the places that he visited, with some comments on his medical work as an assistant surgeon and a regular record of temperatures. The first journal covers the period Dec. 1831 - Jun. 1835, during which time he served on board 'HMS Magicienne' in the East Indies [Malay Archipelago]. Upon his return to Portsmouth in Mar. 1835 he qualified as a...
Dates: 1831-1837
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letters of Edward Lyulph Stanley

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 232
Scope and Contents Eight exercise books containing copies of letters, which were written by Stanley during a tour of Civil War America in 1864, undertaken in the period between his leaving Oxford and being called to the Bar. Most are addressed to his mother and sister, but were intended to be circulated and read together, providing a single picture. Stanley was very interested in examining the causes and course of the conflict from both the Union and Confederate perspectives, and secured introductions to...
Dates: 1864-03-12 - 1864-09-23
Conditions Governing Access: For conservation reasons, this collection may only be consulted on microfilm reel MC88.
 Fonds — Multiple Containers

Lucas Family: business and family papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8369
Scope and Contents Business and family papers of the Lucas family, chiefly correspondence and legal documents of Philip Monoux Lucas (1778-1830), a merchant of Marylebone, London, and partner in the firm Chauncy, Lang and Lucas. Philip Lucas was active in St Vincent and the Grenadines, British Guiana [i.e. Guyana] and Trinidad and Tobago as an agent or factor between c. 1802 and the early 1810s with direct involvement in the Transatlantic slave trade and the exploitation of enslaved people. In addition to...
Dates: circa 1790-1900
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Fonds

'Memorandum in regard to the slave trade between East Africa and the United States', 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113/2
Scope and Contents

An undated memorandum regarding the extent to which enslaved persons taken to America included Africans from the eastern side of the continent, consisting largely of extracts from T. Fowell Buxton's 'The African slave trade and its remedy' (1840). The latest date mentioned in the memorandum is 1909.

Dates: 1909
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers of Cuthbert Christy

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 124
Scope and Contents

Diaries, notes, letters, reports, publications and maps written or collected by Christy during his medical and zoological work in Scotland, Africa and India.

Dates: 1889 - 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers of Sir John Hawley Glover

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 131
Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of archives relating to Glover’s government of Lagos and the Volta campaign during the Second Anglo-Asante War.

Dates: 1861 - 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Petition to the House of Lords against the Slave Trade, Kilmany, Fife, Scotland

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Doc.537
Scope and Contents

The signatures are arranged in three columns.

Dates: 15 July 1814
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Petition to the House of Lords against the Slave Trade, New Ross, County Wexford, Ireland

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Doc.536
Scope and Contents

The signatures are arranged in four columns.

Dates: 30 June 1814
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Petition to the House of Lords against the Slave Trade, Roscrea, Ireland

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Doc.534
Scope and Contents

The signatures are arranged in four columns.

Dates: 1814 (Circa, undated)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Wiles Family: correspondence and genealogical papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7721
Scope and Contents Family correspondence and genealogical papers of the Wiles Family, originally of Holywell near Stamford in Lincolnshire, then of Jamaica, London and Cambridge. There are letters from three sons of Henry Wiles (1729-1815), a gardener at Holywell, who settled in Jamaica: James (1768-1851) was superintendent of the Botanic Gardens in Kingston, Jamaica, and was joined by two of his brothers, Henry (1771-1846) and John (1778-1842). All three were plantation owners with enslaved labourers, and are...
Dates: 1791 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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