Buxton National Historic Site and Museum
National Geographic: The Underground Railroad Experience
National Underground Railroad Freedom Centre
National Park Service: Underground Railroad Special Resource Study
Africans in America
The Anti-Slavery Society
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
The Canadian Encyclopedia – Underground Railroad
Historica Canada – Underground Railroad
All quotes in this exhibit, unless otherwise noted, are taken from the autobiography, or memoirs, written by Rev. William King during the last few years of his life. The original is held at the Library and Archives Canada, in Ottawa, Canada. The Presbyterian Church in Canada (PCC) Archives holds a photocopy of a typescript version of these memoirs.
The following books and resources were used in writing the exhibit:
- Jamieson, Annie Straith. William King: Friend and Champion of Slaves. Published in Toronto, 1925 (209 pages).
- William R. Gregg. The African in North America: Their Welfare and Freedom as Effected and Influenced by the Life of William King. From the William Gregg Family fonds held at The Presbyterian Church in Canada Archives (File #1973-5004-1-5)
- William King. Typescript Copy of the Autobiography of The Rev. William King. The Presbyterian Church in Canada Archives (approx. 200 pages).
- William King. History of the King Family. The Presbyterian Church in Canada Archives. (Booklet published by the Atlas Printing Company: Delta, Ohio, 1893, 14 pages).
- Moir, John S. Enduring Witness. Eagle Press Printers: Burlington, New Ed., 2004.
The Time Chart found on the page “A Brief History of Slavery” is an amalgamation of the charts found on the following two websites: the National Underground Railroad Freedom Centre and Ontario’s Underground Railroad. Please visit these excellent websites for more information.
Information on Sir Thomas Buxton was obtained from the following websites: “The Encyclopedia of Slavery” and “The Anti-Slavery Society”.
- The picture of William King used throughout this exhibit is taken from Annie Straith Jamieson’s book “William King: Friend and Champion of Slaves”.
- “The Farm in Limavady” has been borrowed from the following website dedicated to this area of Ireland [ No longer active ]
- The Mathew’s Academy document was taken from William Gregg’s booklet.
- Rev. Thomas Chalmers (Photograph #G-4102-FC from the Presbyterian Church in Canada Archives)
- Rev. Robert Burns (Photograph #G-34-FC from the Presbyterian Church in Canada Archives)
- Rev. Alexander Gale (Photograph #G-352-MC from the Presbyterian Church in Canada Archives)
- Rev. William Gregg (Photograph #G-38-FC from the Presbyterian Church in Canada Archives)
- The Elgin Settlement plan is from the Buxton National Historic Site and Museum website.
- The picture of Harriet Beecher Stowe is from the website of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, which is dedicated to preserving her house and historic collections.
- The picture of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton is from the Anti-Slavery Society website.
Copyright held by The Presbyterian Church in Canada Archives, 2009
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