Title:
Report of Election Petition Southampton
Type of resource:
text
Material type:
Bookplate
Author:
House of Commons
Date:
1842
Publisher:
House of Commons
Place of publishing:
London
Call number:
MS 4_1_4 Box 1
Institutional location:
University of Southampton Archives and Special Collections
Extent:
8 pages
License:
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Bookworker:
Palk, Edward
Profession(s):
Chemist
Abolitionist
Alderman
Address:
38 High Street
Address geocoordinates:
50.8992196,-1.4038307
Description:
In a collection of bindings, pastedowns and manuscript notes removed from books in the Southampton University Library during binding
Caption:
These covers feature the bookplate of Edward Palk, High Street chemist and member of the Southampton Anti-Slavery Society, founded in March 1825. This organisation's abolitionist resolve was galvanised by a local petition in January 1824 endorsing the government's plan to support West Indian slaves. Many local members of the nobility and merchants who retained extensive holdings in the West Indies shot the motion down and set the scene for a decade of highly charged political debate.
Subject:
Abolition
West Indies
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