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Edgeworth, Francis Ysidro: letter (1908)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL48a
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Edgeworth, Francis Ysidro: letter (1908)
Date(s): 1908
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Edgeworth | Francis Ysidro | 1845-1926 | economist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Francis Ysidro Edgeworth was born in Ireland and read Classics and Trinity College Dublin and Balliol College, Oxford. He subsequently studied law and mathematics in London; he was called to the Bar in 1877 but never practised. He learnt economics from his friend and neighbour William Stanley Jevons and published an influential book, Mathematical Psychics, on the subject in 1881. He held chairs in economics at King's College London (1888-1891) and All Souls College, Oxford (1891-1922) and published widely in economics and statistics.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Francis Ysidro Edgeworth of 5 Mount Vernon, Hampstead, [London] to the Goldsmith's Librarian, University of London [R A Rye] 1 Oct 1908. Asking for permission to use the Goldsmith's Library. Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

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. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

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:

Catalogue of the manuscripts and autograph letters in the University Library: Supplement 1921-1930 (1930). A copy is available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Bought from Tregaskis in 1912 (about 2 months after Ludlow's books were sold at Hodgson's).

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July 2008

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