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Report on English finances

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 138
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Report on English finances
Date(s): 1784
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume containing 192 leaves
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

No information available at present.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript volume containing a [transcript of a] report by Maximilien Lasowski on the state of English finances in 1784, addressed to his pupil François Alexandre Frédéric, Duc de La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt (1747-1827), a French educator and social reformer. The report is written in the form of four letters, dated at Bury St. Edmunds, 10 Jun, 25 Jun, 14 Jul and 2 Aug, and includes a letter addressed to the Duc de Liancourt concerning the laws and principles surrounding parliamentary elections in England, and various impressions of political customs there, [1784]. The manuscript is written on the left half only of each page, and there are additions in pencil and ink in the right hand margin.

Access & Use

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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.

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Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

This manuscript was bought from Paul Geuthner, Paris, in 1906 as an addition to the Goldsmith's Library of Economic Literature.

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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:
Aug 2000

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