|Creator:||British and Foreign Anti-slavery Society.|
|Creator:||Chamerovzow, Louis Alexis|
|Title:||L.A. Chamerovzow letter to Miss Hildrith|
|Dates:||1855 February 15|
|Quantity:||0.04 Linear feet (1 folder; housed in 1 document box with minor collections MS 1330 to MS 1334)|
Louis Alexis Chamerovzow, Secretary of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, transformed the memoirs of an illiterate black man, John Brown (known as Fed or Benford in his slavery in Georgia), into a powerful anti-slavery publication, Slave Life in Georgia (London, 1855).
The collection consists of a letter (three pages in Chamerovzow's manuscript) on the stationery of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, where Chamerovzow writes on 15 February 1855 to a Miss Hildrith about his Slave Life in Georgia, asking her how many copies she feels she can dispose of and if she will promote sales of the Anti-Slavery Reporter. He mentions several influential British anti-slavery leaders and alludes to the policy of emancipation in South Africa. In conclusion he notes the he writes "in relation to the effort I have made to bring about a better understanding among British Abolitionists."
L.A. Chamerovzow letter to Miss Hildrith. MS 1330. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.