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Title
Letter to Rev. Henry Foster Burder, December 4, 1808
Names
Clarkson, Thomas, 1760-1846 (Author)
Burder, Henry Forster, 1783-1864 (Addressee)
Collection

Sidney Lapidus Slavery and Abolition Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1808-12-04
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: SC Rare Lapidus Collection Box 4 Folder 1
Topics
Slavery
Slave trade
Abolitionists
African Americans
Blacks
Enslaved people
Abolition movement
Antislavery movements
Abolitionists -- Great Britain
Antislavery movements -- Great Britain
Slavery -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain
Slave trade -- Great Britain
Slave trade -- Africa
Slaves -- emancipation
Slavery -- Colonies -- Great Britain
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 18th century
Genres
Correspondence
Notes
Acquisition: Gift of Sidney Lapidus, 2015.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 pages. 18.5x22 cm.
Description
Handwritten letter to Rev. Henry Foster Burder, from Bury, dated December 4, 1808 and signed by Thomas Clarkson. 40 lines of 2 sides of folded 4to sheet, integral address leaf with wax stamp. Although addressed to H.L. Burder, this is almost certainly to Henry Foster Burder, an non-conformist minister and one of the founders of the Religious Tract Society and London Missionary Society. After the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act in 1807, Clarkson redirected his energies into ensuring the effective enforcement of the new law and the eventual abolition of slavery itself. Autograph letter signed (ALS).
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 949809760
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20959106
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b8d29d80-fe6d-0133-ceb3-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1760: Creator Born
  • 1808: Created
  • 1846: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to Rev. Henry Foster Burder, December 4, 1808" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1808. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/3508d310-1624-0134-e052-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to Rev. Henry Foster Burder, December 4, 1808" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 23, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/3508d310-1624-0134-e052-00505686a51c

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1808). Letter to Rev. Henry Foster Burder, December 4, 1808 Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/3508d310-1624-0134-e052-00505686a51c

Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to Rev. Henry Foster Burder, December 4, 1808