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Miscellaneous papers and letters preserved with the correspondence of William Wilberforce, 1786-1827

MS. Wilberforce c. 52
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fols. 1-16) letters to and from unnamed correspondents, arranged chronologically, 1786-1820
  2. (fols. 17-27) letters between other correspondents, arranged alphabetically, 1798-1814, n.d.
  3. (fols. 30-55) papers written, or presumed to be written, by William Wilberforce, including (fols.32-7, 38-45) notes on religion, 1827, and an essay on duelling, 1828, both possibly written for A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System, 1829 edition (2nd ed., London, 1797) and (fol.55) a list of people who had applied to William Wilberforce for help
  4. (fols. 56-87) papers preserved by William Wilberforce, including (fols. 57-67) James Stephen's manuscript copy of Von Hogendorp's pamphlet on slavery, 1796, and (fols.71-2) an 'Address from the freeholders of the County of York' upon Wilberforce's resignation of his seat for Yorkshire, 1812


  • Creation: 1786-1827


90 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Wilberforce c. 52

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom