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Public finance accounts

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 748
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Public finance accounts
Date(s): 1756-1757
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 items
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The English Parliament is the main legislative body of the country. The House of Commons has the right to impose taxes and to vote money to various public departments and services.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscripts relating to public finance, comprising:
1. 'An account of the disposal of the one million granted last session of Parliament towards enabling his Majesty to augment his forces by sea and land and to take necessary measures for the security of his dominions... presented by Charles Lowndes [Chief Clerk of the Treasury]' 19 Jan 1756.
2. 'An account shewing how the money given for the service of the year 1756 has been disposed of distinguished under the several heads (navy, ordnance, forces, deficience and one section of miscellaneous items) until the 4th day of March 1757 with the overplus me Samuel Martin', 4 Mar 1757.

Access & Use

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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.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Provenance unknown. Found at 8 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Given by the British Records Association in 1969.

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Description Notes

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:
Dec 2001

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