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Say, Jean-Baptiste: letter

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL356
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Say, Jean-Baptiste: letter
Date(s): 1828
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Say | Jean-Baptiste | 1767-1832 | economist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Jean-Baptiste Say was born in Lyon, France, in 1767. He worked in England for several years before returning to France to work for an insurance company. His first pamphlet was published in 1789 and he subsequently wrote and edited many works on a variety of economic topics. He is best known as the proponent of Say's law, commonly expressed as 'supply creates its own demand', and his work had a strong influence on 19th century economists.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Jean-Baptiste Say of Paris to Francis Place, senior, of 16 Charing Cross, 17 Dec 1828. 'Voici le 3me volume de mon cours complet [i.e. volume III of Say's Cours complet d'economie politique pratique (1828), enclosed with the letter] J'en joins un pour John [Stuart] Mill j'ai lu le programme de Macculloch [John Ramsay McCulloch] pour l'Universite de Londres. Il s'est beaucoup servi d'un plan que j'ai adopte dan mon traite; mais je ne said pas s'il aura dans ses lessons assez de bonne foi pour convenir de ce qu'il me doit pour le plan et pour les details" Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled 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 Vol III of Say's Cours complet d'économie politique pratique (1828), part of the incomplete second set from the Goldsmiths' Library - classmark: [G.L.] 1828.

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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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