Skip to main content

Conversation about a letter by Hercules Ross (1801)

This conversation takes its starting point from a letter written by Hercules Ross (1745-1816) in 1801 who made his fortune from slavery before later becoming an abolitionist. This letter was gifted to Lloyd’s Collection in 1932.

This conversation explores the importance of acknowledging historic enslavement, the personal wealth it created for many and its impact today.

Items in Collection

Read our factsheet

This factsheet provides further information about the Hercules Ross letter which is in the Lloyd’s Collection.

Please be aware some of the content may contain harmful language which may cause distress.