Wilberforce, a leader in the movement to abolish slavery, was an active member of the Society. Sir Edward Pellow, CinC East Indies was a strong supporter, Vice-President in 1815 and life member in 1817. At a later period, the Duke of Wellington became President and in 1814 the Duke of York was Patron and the HRH the Duke of Gloucester was Vice-Patron.
Friends, Presidents and a Patron of Note
by Andrew Dakin | Oct 11, 2018