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Joplin, Thomas: letter, 14 Feb 1844

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL68
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Joplin, Thomas: letter, 14 Feb 1844
Date(s): 1844
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves (1 blank)
Name of creator(s): Joplin | Thomas | c 1790-1847 | banker and author


Administrative/Biographical history:

Thomas Joplin was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in c 1790. He initially worked in the family business as a timber merchant but left in the early 1820s and devoted his life to studying political economy and monetary considerations, and to promoting joint-stock banking. In 1833 he co-founded the National Provincial Bank (now part of the National Westminster Bank).


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Thomas Joplin of Gravesend, [Kent] to Sir Edward Knatchbull, Baronet and MP, 14 Feb 1844. 'It is these distresses that give life and power to the Anti-Corn Law League, although the Corn Laws have nothing to do with them. 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:

Found inserted in Knatchbull's copy of Joplin's Currency Reform - classmark: [G.L.] E.844.

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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:
Aug 2008

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