English public revenue, 1693-1700

Scope and Content

Manuscript volumes containing an account of the public revenue of England, 1693-1700, entitled 'The general state of receipts and issues of the the publick revenue between the Feast of St Michael 1693 and the Feast of Saint Michael 1694' (continued to Michaelmas 1700).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Exchequer was responsible for receiving and dispersing the public revenue. In time the upper Exchequer developed into the judicial system, while the lower Exchequer became the Treasury.


Two volumes.

Access Information

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. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Acquisition Information

Part of the Goldsmith's Library of Economic Literature, initially collected by Herbert Somerton Foxwell and presented by the Goldsmith's Company to the University of London in 1903.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Manuscript folio. Fo. 51 of Volume I has been torn out, and only a small fragment remains. In Volume II, the section covering 1696-1697 is bound out of place after the section for 1697-1698.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Smith as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Custodial History

Volume I contains the bookplate of Robert Byerley of Gouldesborough, Yorkshire, dated 1702.

Related Material

Other accounts of the English public revenue for this period may be found at University of London MSS 53, 54, 75, 76.

Geographical Names