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Memoirs of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, Baronet: With Selections from His Correspondence Thomas Fowell Buxton

Memoirs of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, Baronet: With Selections from His Correspondence

Thomas Fowell Buxton

Published September 23rd 2010
ISBN : 9781108020251
Paperback
620 pages
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Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton (1786 1845) was a noted social reformer and one of the leading members of the campaign to abolish slavery. Buxton had family connections to the Quakers and became an associate of Elizabeth Fry in campaigning for prisonMoreSir Thomas Fowell Buxton (1786 1845) was a noted social reformer and one of the leading members of the campaign to abolish slavery. Buxton had family connections to the Quakers and became an associate of Elizabeth Fry in campaigning for prison reform. He was elected an MP in 1818 and from 1825 he became the leader of the abolitionist movement in Parliament following William Wilberforces retirement from politics. This biography, compiled by his son Charles Buxton and first published in 1848, provides an intimate and detailed account of Buxtons character and involvement with social reform and the abolition movement, culminating in the 1833 Slavery Abolition Act. The inclusion of Buxtons letters to family, friends and colleagues provides valuable insights into his character and his thoughts on the progress of the abolition movement and other political events connected to the campaign for abolition.