These documents unite three formerly separate collections the 'Anti-Slavery Society papers: Trinidad 1836-1842'; 'The Rhodes House papers: material relating to America from anti-slavery collection in Rhodes House, Oxford, 1839-1868' and 'The Estlin Papers, 1840-1844'. The contents of these papers share certain core themes. They reveal abolitionists' concerns over some churches' reluctance to either denounce slavery or refuse to accept the proceeds of the slave trade. The American Anti-Slavery societies had mixed views on their British counterparts' protestations as post-revolution tensions remained and attacks on slavery were sometimes viewed as attacks upon the American states' fledgling Independence. These papers also include anti-slavery tracts, minute books and correspondence.