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Treatise on the revenues of Brabant and Limburg (incomplete)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 116/2
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Treatise on the revenues of Brabant and Limburg (incomplete)
Date(s): mid 18th century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume containing 484 leaves
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Brabant was a feudal duchy, centred in Louvain and Brussels. Famed for its democratic and constitutionalist tendencies, it was divided into two parts in the 17th century, the northern section remaining under Dutch control, and the southern eventually becoming part of Belgium. Limburg is a province in northeastern Belgium. It is bounded by the Netherlands on the north and east, where the Meuse River marks the frontier. Largely Flemish-speaking, it was formerly part of the feudal duchy of Limburg, which was divided between Belgium and the Netherlands in 1839.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript volume containing a transcript of a treatise by Comte Goswin de Wynants, [1739], on the public charges made on the revenue of the provinces of Brabant and Limburg, Belgium. The treatise ends abruptly in the third chapter of a section on the role of the judicature in public charges. A table of contents was added in the late 18th century. There are some manuscript additions to the text, including a late 18th century table of contents.

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 library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1st Baronet (1792-1872) as MS 1142.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Bought by Herbert Somerton Foxwell from Dobell in 1904 as an addition to the Goldsmith's Library of Economic Literature.

Allied Materials

Related material:

University of London MS 116/1 is a complete version of the same treatise. For another version of the treatise see Jules de Saint Genois, Catalogue...des manuscripts de la bibliothèque de la ville et de l'université de Gand (Ghent, 1849-52), (Ref: MS 145).

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:
Aug 2000

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