Truth Displayed or the Tables Turned

Scope and Content

'Truth Displayd or the Tables turned by a Welwisher to the Mathematicks and a Lover of old England Anno Libertatis Angliae 0000', c. 1720, 10 folios. Attached at the beginning is a memorandum on the manuscript by T.G. Crippen, which includes the following: 'This MS. is a venomous attack on the contemporary Chancellor of the Exechequer, Aislabie soon after the South Sea Bubble. It charges him with enriching himself at the public expense. Whether or not it is a transcript from a printed tract I do not know'. At the front there is also a letter from Charles Higham & Son, booksellers, to Francis Jenkinson, 6 December 1910.

Administrative / Biographical History


Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1910.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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