The Rhodes House Library, Oxford: Anti-Slavery Collection, 1795 – 1880
The collection at Rhodes House, Oxford, is a major non-researched source for the history of the anti-slavery movement in the 19th century.
A major part of the collection relates to the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. The society was founded in 1839, its aim to secure the abolition of slavery in general and in America in particular. It convened the first world Anti-Slavery Convention in 1840 and this was followed in 1842 and 1843 by further conferences. Papers relating to these conferences are included in the collection.