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Senior, Nassau William: letter (1836)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL300
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Senior, Nassau William: letter (1836)
Date(s): 1836
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves (1 blank)
Name of creator(s): Senior | Nassau William | 1790-1864 | economist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Nassau William Senior was born in 1790. He was educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford University, gaining an MA in 1815. He became a barrister at Lincoln's Inn, London, in 1819. He held the position of Professor of Political Economy at Oxford, 1825-1830 and 1847-1852, and was a member of the Poor Law Commission in 1833, for which he wrote the report (1834). Senior was a Master in Chancery from 1836 to 1855. A list of his publications may be found in the British Library catalogue.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Nassau William Senior of Lincoln's Inn, [London] to William Tinney, 21 May 1836. Covering letter accompanying a copy of Senior's Outline of the science of political economy (1836). 'I intend to send you another, interleaved copy, on which I shall beg for as many remarks as you can give me, for my second edition. I know no critic equal to you'. 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:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Found enclosed in a presentation copy of Senior's Outline of the science of political economy (1836) - classmark: [G.L.] 1836 fol.

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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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