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Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 795
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature
Date(s): [1901-1903]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 6 volumes
Name of creator(s): Unknown
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Herbert Somerton Foxwell (1849-1936) was a dedicated book-collector and bibliophile, who formed a large collection of economic books printed before 1848. In 1901, Foxwell sold his library to the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths (Goldsmith's Company) for 10, 000 in 1901. At that time it contained about 30,000 books. The Company also generously provided Foxwell with a series the wherewithal to make further acquisitions for addition to the Library, which was given to the University of London in 1903.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Six volumes of a manuscript catalogue of the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature, containing a chronological list of the titles, with some notes on the bindings. The catalogue was prepared by Herbert Somerton Foxwell, but this is probably a fair copy in the hand of an assistant. The volumes cover the years 1501-1700, 1751-1815, and 1821-1825. The volumes for 1701-1750 and 1816-1820 were apparently not received by the library.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

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:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Part of the Goldsmiths' Library, given to the University of London in 1903.

Allied Materials

Related material:


Publication note:

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:
Jan 2002

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