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Lambe, Samuel

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 201
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Lambe, Samuel
Date(s): 1657
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume containing 12 leaves
Name of creator(s): Lambe | Samuel | fl 1657-1658 | writer
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Samuel Lambe's publications include: Seasonable observations humbly offered to His Highness the Lord Protector, (London, 1657); The humble Representation of S. L. [respecting the Commerce of England] [London? 1658?].


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript volume containing a treatise by Samuel Lambe, [1657], headed 'Seasonable observations humbly offered to his Highness The Lord Protector', advocating the increase of Britain's naval strength, the establishment of banks and a 'Court of Merchants' as a means of encouraging trade. The following papers were either inserted in the volume or came from the binding: orders of 24 Apr and 14 May 1629 signed by John Jordan of Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire, to the constables of Fawley, Buckinghamshire, concerning the collection of the composition for 'His Majestie's provision' and the maintenance of a night watch.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item.

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:

This manuscript was part of the collection of the Rev George Harbin (fl 1713). It was bought from Sir Alexander Malet by Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1st Baronet (1792-1872) in 1831, and became part of his library as MS 4896.

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 31 was found in this volume.

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Publication note:

This manuscript was printed in London in 1657, and reprinted in John Somers A collection of scarce and valuable tracts, 2nd edition (T Cadell and W Davies, London, 1809-15).

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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