Posts Tagged ‘Lettsom’

  1. Questioning the Triumph of Abolition


    February 27, 2013 by Lydia Syson

    A few years ago I did some research for my children’s South London primary school about a local hero called Dr Lettsom – an eighteenth-century Quaker physician born in the West Indies who freed his slaves as soon as he inherited them in 1767, set up a soup kitchen and a dispensary for London’s poor, and gave away his wealth almost as fast as he made it.  A ‘good’ and inspiring story from history. keep reading

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