Lambe, Samuel

Scope and Content

Manuscript volume containing a treatise by Samuel Lambe, [1657], headed 'Seasonable observations humbly offered to his Highness The Lord Protector', advocating the increase of Britain's naval strength, the establishment of banks and a 'Court of Merchants' as a means of encouraging trade. The following papers were either inserted in the volume or came from the binding: orders of 24 Apr and 14 May 1629 signed by John Jordan of Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire, to the constables of Fawley, Buckinghamshire, concerning the collection of the composition for 'His Majestie's provision' and the maintenance of a night watch.

Administrative / Biographical History

Samuel Lambe's publications include: Seasonable observations humbly offered to His Highness the Lord Protector , (London, 1657); The humble Representation of S. L. [respecting the Commerce of England] [London? 1658?].


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Access Information

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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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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Manuscript folio. Bound in the original vellum, rebacked.

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

This manuscript was part of the collection of the Rev George Harbin (fl 1713). It was bought from Sir Alexander Malet by Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1st Baronet (1792-1872) in 1831, and became part of his library as MS 4896.

Related Material

University of London MS 31 was found in this volume.


This manuscript was printed in London in 1657, and reprinted in John Somers A collection of scarce and valuable tracts , 2nd edition (T Cadell and W Davies, London, 1809-15).

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