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ABOLITION & EMANCIPATION

Part 4: The Granville Sharp Papers from Gloucestershire Record Office

Part 4 covers the entire collection of original letters and papers of Granville Sharp (1735-1813), the great abolitionist.  It contains:

  • Material covering the Jonathan Strong case, which established the freedom of slaves in Britain.
  • Discussions with William Blackstone concerning the rights of slaves and the duties of ship owners.
  • Accounts of Sharp's meetings with Benezet, Clarkson, Macaulay, Wilberforce and other abolitionists.
  • Correspondence with Lafayette, Charles James Fox, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and other key political figures.
  • Diaries and Commonplace Books, c1772-c1818.

 

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