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PIONEERS AND RADICALS: THE DILLWYN FAMILY’S TRANSATLANTIC TRADITION OF DISSENT AND INNOVATION

The Dillwyn family made a significant contribution to the commercial,
industrial, and artistic development of the city of Swansea in the
eighteenth and nineteenth century. Their legacy remains not only
in their published works but also in a number of street names and
placenames in Swansea and its surrounding areas. This paper looks
at the work of key members of the Dillwyn family, beginning with
the American abolitionist, William Dillwyn, and his wider family.
As practising Quakers, the Dillwyns were driven by a particular
work ethic that was both industrious and unconventional. The paper
focuses on the pioneering accomplishments of the Dillwyn women,
including the author Amy Dillwyn.

 

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