Thomas Clarkson to Joseph Sturge

Thomas Clarkson

Amistad Research Center

Amistad Research Center
New Orleans, United States

In June 1840, English abolitionist Thomas Clarkson was the key speaker at the first World Anti-Slavery Convention held in London. The convention was sponsored by the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, which had been formed the previous year. This letter written by Clarkson in July 1840 to the Society and addressed to Joseph Sturge expresses Clarkson's thanks for the kindness shown him while in London. Clarkson comments that despite his age and infirmities, “you may count upon my services hereafter if I can be made useful to you in any way” in “promoting the good cause.”


  • Title: Thomas Clarkson to Joseph Sturge
  • Creator: Thomas Clarkson
  • Type: document
  • Rights: Physical rights are retained by the Amistad Research Center. The materials in this exhibition are being made available for personal and scholarly research use only. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws. If you are the rightful copyright holder of an item represented in this exhibition and wishes to have it removed, please submit a request to reference@amistadresearchcenter.org including proof of ownership and clear identification of the work.
  • Repository: Amistad Research Center
  • Date: 07-25-1840
  • Collection: Thomas Clarkson letter

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