RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 55
Extent160 pages
TitleLetters of John Bishop Estlin relating to the Abolitionist movement
DescriptionThe collection is a series of transcribed letters concerning the efforts made by Estlin and his contacts and colleagues to aid the Abolitionist movement.
Admin HistoryJohn Bishop Estlin (1786-1855), opthalmic surgeon in Bristol, was a prominent Unitarian in Bristol and keenly interested in social reform. His interest in the abolition of 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.
Access StatusOpen
Related MaterialNo related papers are known.
Access ConditionsUsual EUL arrangements apply.
Finding_AidsUnlisted. One file only.
Creator_NameEstlin; John Bishop (1786-1855); opthalmic surgeon and social reformer
Mgt_GroupHistorical papers
DS/UK/62Estlin; John Bishop (1786-1855); opthlamic surgeon1786-1855
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