According to 'Civilising Subjects' (2002) by Catherine Hall, William Morgan, "trained as a solicitor, and practiced in Birmingham. From an early age he was engaged with missionary and abolitionist ventures, and was active in liberal and philanthropic causes. Co-founder of the Birmingham Baptist Union, he was also secretary of the Birmingham Anti-Slavery Society in the 1830's. In 1840 he served as one of the honorary secretaries of the Anti-Slavery Convention. In the 1840's and 1850's he worked closely with Sturge. On 1866 he went to Jamaica for the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society" (Hall, xvii).
Morgan is an important figure for another reason. It also appears as though Birmingham Central Library's significant collection of minute books, pamphlets, and slave narratives may be a result of Morgan's donation of these records to the public near the end of his life.
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