- 1791-1811 (Creation)
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Son of John Macaulay and Margaret Campbell. His career was a varied one, managing an estate in Jamaica; being Governor of Sierra Leone, 1793-1709; editing the Christian Observer which was concerned with the slave trade, 1802-1816; and holding the post of secretary to the African Institute, 1807-1812. He helped form the Anti-Slavery Society in 1823. He married Selina Mills in 1799 and died in 1838.
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Letters of Zachary Macaulay, the majority to his brother in law Thomas Babington; one letter encloses a copy letter from Macaulay to Thomas Gisborne about his son John Gisborne's behaviour. One letter from Zachary Macaulay to his sister Jean Babington; another, incomplete, to an unknown recipient.