Two papers, each in a different hand, containing observations on the price of wheat and flour and its effect upon the price of bread, with reasons given for the fluctuations and suggestions for dealing with them, with particular reference to London, [1800-1801]. The items are enclosed in a wrapper, possibly sent by J. Williams (maybe the MP for Winchelsea), addressed to Admiral Sir Michael Seymour, Bt, Commissioner of H.M. Dockyard, Portsmouth, dated and franked 14 Dec 1831.
Memoranda on the price of wheat and flour
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 611
- Dates of Creation1800-18011831
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description5 leaves and wrapper
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
On the 28 April 1801, the House of Commons appointed a Committee to 'consider acts relative to the Assize of Bread'.
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Bought from H Cummins in 1963.
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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
9" x 7½"
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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