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Agricultural and Other Texts

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS PHILL 66
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Agricultural and Other Texts
Date(s): 18th century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume containing 144 leaves
Name of creator(s): Unknown


Administrative/Biographical history:



Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript volume, 18th century, comprising four texts: (i) Patriotische Bedencken über die Frantzösische Salzhandlung (Patriotic Reflection on the French salt trade); (ii) How to preserve grain; (iii) Memoriale über Verbesserung der Landwirtschaft (Memorandum on agricultural reform); (iv) Sur l'education des paysans en vue de l'agriculture (On the education of peasants with a view to agriculture).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English, French and German

System of arrangement:

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Conditions governing reproduction:

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Finding aids:

Dorothy K Coveney, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of University College London (London, 1935) and handlist at University College London Special Collections.

Archival Information

Archival history:

The manuscripts belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), baronet, an antiquary and bibliophile whose collection included c60,000 manuscripts of various kinds, some relating to the administration of Swiss towns. Various manuscripts were sold after Sir Thomas's death, some to the German government, and were dispersed to several libraries. Formerly Phillipps MS 3474 (1a) and Engel MS.

Immediate source of acquisition:

The Phillipps Manuscripts at University College London were given to the College by the German government in 1912.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jul 2001

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