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Senate House Library, University of London

Grain prices in Kingston upon Hull


Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 468

Held at: Senate House Library, University of London

Title: Grain prices in Kingston upon Hull

Date(s): 1759-1780

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 2 leaves

Name of creator(s): Monday | Joseph | fl 1780 | [merchant]


Administrative/Biographical history:

Kingston upon Hull (also known as Hull) is a city in Yorkshire. In 1619, the merchants of Hull erected an Exchange in High Street, on the site now occupied by the Corn Exchange. This building was abandoned by the merchants about 1780, and was solely occupied by Customs authorities until 1855, when their lease expired. It was then pulled down and the present Corn Exchange erected.


Scope and content/abstract:

Two manuscript lists of prices of grain, meal and flour, as sold in the corn-market in Kingston upon Hull, for 29 Feb and 7 Mar, 1780. Signed by Joseph Monday. The lists conclude a series of printed price lists in which prices have been supplied in manuscript dating from 19 Jan 1759 to 22 Feb 1780. Signatures include Robert Oxtaby, James Oxtaby, his son, Thomas Coulston and Joseph Monday.


Language/scripts of material: English

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Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Physical characteristics:

7" x 5"

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Collection level description

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Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Bound in a Goldsmiths' Library volume lettered 'Prices of Grain. Kingston-upon-Hull'. (G.L. Cat. 9479).


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Archivist's note: Compiled by Sarah Aitchison 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: Aug 2001

Cereals | Crops | Agricultural products
Commodity prices | Prices | Price policy | Economic policy

Personal names
Coulston | Thomas | fl 1780 | [merchant] of Hull
Monday | Joseph | fl 1780 | [merchant] of Hull
Oxtaby | James | fl 1780 | [merchant] of Hull
Oxtaby | Robert | fl 1780 | [merchant] of Hull

Corporate names

Kingston upon Hull | East Riding | Yorkshire | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe