The research was undertaken using the resources of the British Library at St Pancras and the Reading Rooms at Boston Spa; the Brotherton Library at the University of Leeds (especially Special Collections); the Leeds Central Library; the Thoresby Society; the National Media Museum at Bradford and the West Yorkshire Archives.
The Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers digitised project was invaluable for searching local newspapers such as the Leeds Mercury and Leeds Intelligencer which followed the campaign for the abolition of slavery.
The Leeds Library has holdings of anti-slavery tracts, nineteenth-century maps and abolitionist meetings.
Leodis.net has many wonderful photographs of Leeds as well as a collection of nineteenth-century playbills.
Among the vast holdings of the National Media Museum are fascinating photographic images of black Britons in the nineteenth century.
The Thoresby Society has maps as well as other invaluable information on nineteenth-century Leeds and some of its inhabitants.