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Appeal To The Hearts & Conscience Of British Women -Title page

Appeal To The Hearts & Conscience Of British Women -Title page

Author: Heyrick nee Coltman, Elizabeth

Medium: Letterpress

Date: 1828

Shelfmark: 8156.b.16

Item number: Title Page

Length: 20.2

Width: 12

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Printed Text

This is the title page of Elizabeth (nee Coltman) Heyrick's 'An Appeal to the Hearts and Consciences of British women.' Born in Leicester in 1769, Elizabeth became a Quaker and devoted herself to social reform. She campaigned against slavery by organising a boycott of West Indian sugar in Leicester and also formed the Birmingham Ladies' Society for the Relief of Negro Slaves, later renamed The Female Society for Birmingham. She was best known for her pamphlet 'Immediate not Gradual Abolition' which encouraged the Anti-Slavery Society to take up a more radical stance.

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