Estlin Letters

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection is a series of transcribed letters made by Dr Taylor concerning the efforts made by Estlin and his contacts and colleagues to aid the anti-slavery cause.

Administrative / Biographical History

Estlin was a prominent Unitarian in Bristol and keenly interested in social reform. His interest in slavery began in 1843 with the visit of Samuel May, and thereafter he became the leader of the garrison party in England, his daughter Mary continuing his active interest and visiting America in 1867. Both Dr Estlin and his daughter kept up a number of correspondences with American figures, including Samuel May, Samuel Joseph May, and William Lloyd Garrison.

Conditions Governing Access

Usual EUL arrangements apply

Acquisition Information

Presented by a member of the Department of History, University College, Aberystwyth, in 1973

Conditions Governing Use

Usual EUL arrangements apply

Additional Information

The originals of these letters are held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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