Manuscript volume containing details of the 'London and country establishment of the revenue of the Excise', 1776, giving a list of the officers of the Excise, their salaries and the different duties from which they were paid.
List of the offices of the Excise Board
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 134
- Dates of Creation1776
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume containing 87 leaves
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Excise are inland duties levied on articles at the time of their manufacture, notably, alcoholic drinks, but has also included salt, paper and glass. A permanent board of Excise for England and Wales was established in 1683 with separate boards for Ireland in 1682 and Scotland in 1707.
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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
Oblong manuscript folio. Bound in morocco, with the coat of arms of Sir William Wyndham Burrell stamped on both covers.
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.
This manuscript formed part of the library of Sir Walter Wyndham Burrell of West Grinstead Park.