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George, Henry: letter (1891)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL51
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: George, Henry: letter (1891)
Date(s): 1891
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 sheet
Name of creator(s): George | Henry | 1839-1897 | political economist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in Philadelphia, Henry George settled in California, where he became successful in the newspaper industry and wrote several books. He is known as the founder of 'Georgism', an economic policy advocating land value taxation as a replacement for other forms of taxation and asserting that land and natural resources belong to all humanity equally.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Henry George of 327 East 19th Street, New York to Swan Sonnenschein and Co, 16 Sep 1891. Relating to the publication of his The Condition of Labor: an Open Letter to Pope Leo XIII. 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. 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 at the central building of the University of London (1921). A copy is available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by the Royal Insitution to mark the centenary of the University of London, Jul 1936.

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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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