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British Library of Political and Economic Science

Letter Collection


Reference code(s): GB 0097 LETTER COLLECTION

Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science

Title: Letter Collection

Date(s): 1772-1938

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 2 boxes

Name of creator(s): Various


Administrative/Biographical history:

The letters in the Letter Collection were bought or donated on an individual basis between 1938-1946 and given separate accession numbers and presumably collected and bound soon after 1946.


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence and memoranda, including letters to Ignaz Jastrow; 1896-1934; letters relating to British and Irish rail companies 1889-1910; letters concerning the grain trade, 1795; letters to Albany Fonblanque from Jeremy Bentham, Francis Place and Charles Pelham Villiers, 1827-1834; letters to Henry Dunning Mcleod relating to his Dictionary of Political Economy, 1862; letters to Graham Wallas 1898-1903; letters from Arthur Young, Claude Henri de Rouvroy and William Boyne 1814-1866; letters concerned with the families of John Frederick Denison Hare and John Sterling 1836-1913; letters to Sir William Mitchell Acworth 1889-1899; and letters to Henry William Macrosty 1934-1939.


Language/scripts of material: Mainly English; some German

System of arrangement:

There is no arrangement other than to keep some small collections of letters to the same people together.

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Microfilm print-outs must be used. No material may be published without the prior permission of both the copyright holder and the Library. All applications for publication must be made to the Archivist in the first instance, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue available from Archives staff.



Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

See Administrative History


Related material:

Publication note:


Archivist's note: Sources: Copied from LSE Archives CALM database by Anna Towlson.

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: Feb 2008

Economic history | Economics
Railway companies | Railway transport | Transport
Transport companies
Transport infrastructure

Personal names
Acworth | Sir | William Mitchell | 1850-1925 | Knight | economist and expert on railways
Bentham | Jeremy | 1748-1832 | philosopher
Fonblanque | Albany | 1793-1872 | radical journalist
Jastrow | Ignaz | 1896-1934 | economic historian
Macleod | Henry Dunning | 1821-1902 | economist
Place | Francis | 1771-1854 | radical reformer
Villiers | Charles Pelham | 1802-1898 | statesman
Wallas | Graham | 1858-1932 | political psychologist
Young | Arthur | 1741-1820 | agriculturist

Corporate names

Ireland | Western Europe | Europe