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Translations of various works of Charles Davenant into Spanish

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 110
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Translations of various works of Charles Davenant into Spanish
Date(s): 1741-1742
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 volumes containing 185 leaves
Name of creator(s): Translations by SPSTD
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The translator states that the translation was made and corrected from the English editions in London.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript volume containing various works of Charles Davenant translated into Spanish, 1741-1742, namely An essay upon ways and means of supplying the war, A Report (a second Report) to the Honourable the Commissioners for putting in execution the Act, intitled, An Act for the Taking, Examining, and Stating the Publick Accounts of the Kingdom, An Essay upon the probable means of making a People gainers in the Ballance of Trade, Discourses on the Publick Revenues, An Essay on the East India Trade, and A Discourse upon improving the revenues of the State of Athens (originally by Xenophon).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Two items.

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:

The binding of the manuscript is stamped with the Stuart arms. It contains the bookplate of Edward Frederick Langdale of Hampton Court, whose collection was sold at Sotheby's on 23 Nov 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:

University of London MSS 59, 60 and 210 comprise treatises by Davenant.

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:
Jul 2000

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