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Resource Date: 1789

Number: 3

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.
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