RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
Archive Reference / Library Class No.D8760/F/OBJ/13
Former ReferenceD3311/OBJ
TitleTwo samples of cloth made from cotton grown by "Free Labor"
Date[mid 19th cent]
DescriptionThese samples are labelled "Sample of cloth made exclusively from COTTON grown by FREE LABOR, Howitt and Company, Albion House, 226-230 High Holborn, WC, London".

In Britain, the abolition movement caused some people to boycott products produced as a result of slavery. After slavery was abolished in British colonies, there were still concerns about American cotton plantations, leading to a desire for slavery-free fabrics, such as these samples.
Extent2 items
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Archive CreatorGell family of Hopton Hall, Wirksworth
Anti-slavery movements
Abolition of slavery
Forced labour
Social reform
Ethnic groups
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