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Sharp, Granville (1735-1813), author and slavery abolitionist

Grayson M. Ditchfield

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Sharp, Granville (1735-1813), author and slavery abolitionist, was born at Durham on 10 November 1735. He was the scion of a clerical family, the ninth and youngest son of Thomas Sharp (1693-1758), archdeacon of Northumberland, and his wife, Judith Wheler (d. 1757). His grandfather was John Sharp, archbishop of York; ...

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