Manuscript volume containing accounts of a sinking fund, 1718-1728, entitled 'Accounts shewing the surplus's on the several Fonds composing the sinking fond from the first establishment thereof to Michaelmas 1728'.
Sinking fund accounts
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 212
- Dates of Creation1718-1728
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume containing 90 leaves
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
A sinking fund is a fund accumulated and set aside by a corporation or government agency for the purpose of periodically redeeming bonds, debentures, and preferred stocks. The fund is accumulated from earnings, and payments into the fund may be based on either a fixed percentage of the outstanding debt or a fixed percentage of profits. Sinking funds are administered separately from the corporation's working funds by a trust company or a sinking-fund trustee.
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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 vellum.
Compiled by Sarah Smith as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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