Manuscript volume containing a report signed by Thomas Irving, Inspector General of Customs, headed 'State of the navigation, revenues and commerce of Great Britain in the year 1790'. The report is addressed to William Pitt, Prime Minister, 12 Dec 1790.
Report on English customs revenue
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 140
- Dates of Creation1790
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume containing 100 leaves
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The term 'customs' applied to customary payments or dues of any kind, regal, episcopal or ecclesiastical until it became restricted to duties payable to the King upon export or import of certain articles of commerce. A Board of Customs for England and Wales was created by Letter Patent in 1671.
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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.
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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Manuscript folio. Bound in quarter-morocco.
Compiled by Sarah Smith as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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