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Irish coinage papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS215
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Irish coinage papers
Date(s): 1724
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 Volume containing 12 leaves
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

In 1724-1725, the British government attempted to impose a new and debased currency of copper halfpence and farthings on Ireland. The "Drapier's Letters" (1724-1725) by Johnathan Swift attacked this scheme, and were part of a successful campaign against it.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript volume containing papers relating to William Wood and the minting of halfpence and farthings for Ireland comprising transcripts of a report of the Committee of the Privy Council of 24 Jul 1724 and the ensuing Order in Council of 6 Aug 1724, both relating to Wood's Irish coinage, with a copy of 'Mr Wood's Proposals'.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item.

Conditions governing access:

Open for research. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

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.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

This manuscript formed part of the collection of James Crossley (1800-1883) [as MS 1724], and was bought by Quaritch [for Herbert Somerton Foxwell] at the Crossley sale, Sotheby's, 11 Jun 1885.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Part of the Goldsmith's Library of Economic Literature, initially collected by Herbert Somerton Foxwell and presented by the Goldsmith's Company to the University of London in 1903.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Imported from the Senate House catalogue and edited by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
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 2009.

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