Translations of various works of Charles Davenant into Spanish

Scope and Content

Manuscript volume containing various works of Charles Davenant translated into Spanish, 1741-1742, namely An essay upon ways and means of supplying the war , A Report (a second Report) to the Honourable the Commissioners for putting in execution the Act, intitled, An Act for the Taking, Examining, and Stating the Publick Accounts of the Kingdom , An Essay upon the probable means of making a People gainers in the Ballance of Trade , Discourses on the Publick Revenues , An Essay on the East India Trade , and A Discourse upon improving the revenues of the State of Athens (originally by Xenophon).

Administrative / Biographical History

The translator states that the translation was made and corrected from the English editions in London.


Two items.

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.

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Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Manuscript folios. Bound in morocco, stamped with the Stuart arms. The parts of Volume II are bound up in the wrong order.

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

The binding of the manuscript is stamped with the Stuart arms. It contains the bookplate of Edward Frederick Langdale of Hampton Court, whose collection was sold at Sotheby's on 23 Nov 1887.

Related Material

University of London MSS 59, 60 and 210 comprise treatises by Davenant.

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