Commonplace book containing extracts copied from accounts, books and lectures

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 MS 1659
  • Dates of Creation
      ca.1725-1775
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (140 ff.) Bound in suede. Ff.1-50 are numbered in a contemporary hand, ff.87-123 are blank

Scope and Content

Includes commercial accounts (mostly related to the shipping of commodities such as wheat); copies of contracts; statistical extracts from the Annual Register; and notes on various books including Thomas Shaw's Travels; and Hermann Boerhaave's Chemistry. From ff.124v-140r the volume is reversed

Administrative / Biographical History

The compiler of the commonplace book is unknown

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Bought from Quaritch (Phillips sale, 9 November 2001)

Note

In English