Resource Date: 1789
Record Office: St John's College Library, Cambridge
Record Office Location Number: Folder 1 Doc 4
Letter from Thomas Clarkson to Rev Mr Jones, Trinity College, Cambridge 9 July 1789 (introducing Gustavus Vasa)
Notes: Gustavus Vasa was also known as Olaudah Equiano.
Letter from Thomas Clarkson (introducing Gustavus Vasa)
Dear Sir I take the Liberty of introducing to your Notice Gustavus Vasa, the Bearer, a very honest, ingenious, and industrious African, who wishes to visit Cambridge. He takes with him a few Histories containing his own Life written by himself, of which he means to dispose to defray his Journey. Would you be so good as to recommend the Sale of a few and you will con fer a favour on your already obliged and obedient Thomas Clarkson No. 7 Frith Street Soho July: 9 .1789.
By Permission of the Master and Fellows of St John's College Cambridge