L.A. Chamerovzow letter to Miss Hildrith

L.A. Chamerovzow letter to Miss Hildrith

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
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)
Coll. Number: ms1330(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

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).

Scope and Content Note

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."

Index Terms

Chamerovzow, Louis Alexis -- Correspondence
Chamerovzow, Louis Alexis -- Slave life in Georgia
Hildrith, Miss -- Correspondence
Slaves--Emancipation--South Africa.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

L.A. Chamerovzow letter to Miss Hildrith. MS 1330. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1855 February 15