Letterbook of the Aborigines Protection Society

  • Reference
      GB 133 REAS/13
  • Dates of Creation
      26 Jan 1856-21 Mar 1861
  • Physical Description
      80 leaves, numbered consecutively; some leaves not numbered; 2 leaves cut out (before the leaves were numbered); some transcriptions crossed out; the spine of the volume is slightly damaged; some marginal notes by Frederick Chesson.

Scope and Content

Bound volume of copies of miscellaneous letters from the Society to numerous anti-slavery organisations, their supporters, Members of Parliament, clergymen, newspapers, magazines, government ministers and other officers of the Crown, in Britain, North America, Africa and Australasia; transcribed chronologically with related notes by Frederick Chesson as Asst Sec.

Handwritten; addresses, names and titles of correspondents are often but not always given.