Manuscript volume containing tables giving a statement of [English] excise revenue from Michaelmas 1662 to [Jun 1763]. There is a possibility that this manuscript was created by John Bindley, a Commissioner of the Excise Office.
English excise revenue, 1662-1763
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 40
- Dates of Creation1662-1763
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume containing 98 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. In 1643 a Board of Excise was established by the Long Parliament, to organise the collection of duties in London and the provinces. Excise duty was settled by statute in 1660. 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
Manuscript folio. Bound in crimson morocco, with border in gold formed of floreated ornaments surmounted by birds.
Compiled by Sarah Smith as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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This manuscript is inscribed on the first leaf 'The gift of Commissioner John Bindley, Excise Office, to James Bindley, Commissioner of the Stamp Office, 1766', and bears the bookplate of James Bindley (1737-1818). It was part of the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1st Baronet (1792-1872) as MS 2716, and was bought by Herbert Somerton Foxwell.