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Accounts of butlerage and prisage

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 18
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Accounts of butlerage and prisage
Date(s): 1597-1601
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume containing 42 leaves
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Butlerage was a commuted toll paid in specie at a fixed rate upon every cask imported by alien traders, and prisage a tax in kind on denizen subjects of the English crown importing wines.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript volume containing accounts of butlerage and prisage from 26 July 1597 to 29 September 1600, and for half a year ending at Easter 1601.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item.

Conditions governing access:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. 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:

The manuscript contains a bookplate of the Aikman family. It was bought by Herbert Somerton Foxwell at the W J Thoms sale at Sotheby's, 9 Feb 1887.

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.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Smith as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
ISAD(G) 2nd edition, and NCA rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names (1997).

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jun 2000

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