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SLAVERY. SHARP (Granville 1733-1813)
SLAVERY. SHARP (Granville 1733-1813) "Granville Sharpe"   Willm. Daniell, No. 9 Cleveland Street, Fitroy Square, Dec. 15 1809
A Soft Ground Etching in Profile with Head and Shoulders, Geo. Dance delt. July 3 1794, Wm Daniell Fecit. 10½ x 8 ins. some faint marginal spotting,
Granville Sharp was one of the first English campaigners for the abolition of the slave trade. He also involved himself in trying to correct other social injustices. Sharp formulated the plan to settle black people in Sierra Leone, and founded the St. George's Bay Company, a forerunner of the Sierra Leone Company. His efforts led to both the founding of the Province of Freedom, and later on Freetown, Sierra Leone, and so he is considered to be one of the founding fathers of Sierra Leone.

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