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Gray, John: letter (1797)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL369
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Gray, John: letter (1797)
Date(s): 1797
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 sheet
Name of creator(s): Gray | John | fl 1797 | lottery officer and writer on economics


Administrative/Biographical history:

No information was available at the time of compilation.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from John Gray of the Lottery Office to the Rt Hon William Pitt [the younger], 1 Jun 1797. Covering letter enclosing a copy of Gray's The essential principles of the wealth of nations (1797), '... in which I flatter myself I have refuted the very misleading and widely pernicious doctrines supported by Dr. Adam Smith ...'. 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 inserted in a Goldsmiths' Library copy of Gray's The essential principles of the wealth of nations (1797) - classmark: [G.L.] 1797. Transferred to the autograph letters collection in 1967.

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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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