The Diaries of William Dillwyn

William Dillwyn (1743-1832) was a Quaker and anti-slavery campaigner who emigrated from America to Britain.  He was a founder member, with Thomas Clarkson and Granville Sharp, of the Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade and wrote, with John Lloyd, The Case of our Fellow Creatures, the Oppressed Africans (1783). William Dillwyn purchased the Cambrian Pottery in Swansea thus establishing the family's connection with the area. His travel journals, held at the National Library of Wales, have been transcribed by Richard Morris and are published here.

The original diaries of William Dillwyn are held at the National Library of Wales, see Resources  for more information.