Letter from W Granville Sharp to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter in which Sharp talks of needing Owen's help due to his urgent distress. He claims to be a relative of Granville Sharp, one of the first English campaigners for the abolition of the Slave Trade. He says that he was well established in business but is now facing expenses due to family illness. He says he has borrowed £250 against his furniture, but is unable to repay it. He says that friends of Granville Sharp have volunteered to help him and he has enclosed a copy of the petition, the original having been left with a Colonel Stephenson who is going to present it to the Duke of York.

Also included with this letter is the document Sharp mentions in his letter. This states Granville's case and gives a list of those who have made contributions.


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