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Sinclair, Sir John: letter, 15 Jun 1795

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL106
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Sinclair, Sir John: letter, 15 Jun 1795
Date(s): 1795
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Sinclair | Sir | John | 1754-1835 | 1st Baronet | politician and agriculturalist


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Sinclair was born in Thurso, Caithness in 1754. He was educated at the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Oxford. He qualified as a lawyer in both Scotland and England but never practised law. In 1780 he entered the House of Commons as MP for Caithness, subsequently serving as MP for several English and Scottish constituencies between 1784 and 1811. Sir John wrote several works on economics and agriculture and became the first President of the Board of Agriculture in 1793. His Statistical Account of Scotland popularized the use of the word 'statistics' in English.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Sir John Sinclair of Whitehall to Messrs Cadell and Davies, booksellers, Strand, 15 Jun 1795. Asking whether the octavo or quarto size would be the more convenient for reprinting the Agricultural reports of 1794. Written in another hand with Sir John Sinclair's own signature. With a black seal bearing Sinclair's coat of arms. A draft reply (dated [16] Jun 1795) is written on the second leaf.

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 inside a copy of John Phipps's A guide to the commerce of Bengal - classmark: [G.L.] 1823.

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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:
Aug 2008

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