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Commissioners of Trade and Plantations

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 78
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Commissioners of Trade and Plantations
Date(s): 1703
Level of description: Collections (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume containing 44 leaves
Name of creator(s): Privy Council | Commissioners of Trade and Plantations
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Administrative/Biographical history:

In 1695 William III appointed a new Committee of the Privy Council by the name of 'the Lords Commissioners for promoting the Trade of our Kingdom and for inspecting and improving our plantations in America and elsewhere'. The main concern of these 'Lords of Trade' was the American colonies, and following the American War of Independence they were abolished (1782), their responsibilities being assumed by the Privy Council and the Secretary of State for the Home Department.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript volume containing a report [to the House of Lords] by the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, 16 Dec 1703, on the state of trade.

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 is stamped 'W Sotheran and Co, 196 Strand, London'. It was bought by Herbert Somerton Foxwell from Puttick in 1892.

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:

University of London MS 159 is a copy minute book of a later incarnation of the Committee on Trade and Plantations, 1823-1827.

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Publication note:

Mainly printed in Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts Number 17, 14th Rep. VI, House of Lords.

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:
Jul 2000

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