Manuscript volume containing a statement of the revenue managed by the Commissioners of Excise, 1662-1713, including an account of the numbers of common brewers, victuallers and distillers in England, Wales and Berwick, and the quantities of exciseable liquors made and imported by them. Includes a statement of parliamentary appropriations from the excise revenue.
English excise revenue, 1662-1713
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 90
- Dates of Creation1662-1713
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume containing 25 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 organize the collection of duties in London and the provinces. Excise duty was settled by statute despite widespread aversion 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 morocco with panelled design in gold on the covers.
Compiled by Sarah Smith as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
Conditions Governing Use
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This manuscript was part of the collection of James Thomson Gibson Craig (d 1886), which was sold at Sotheby's on 23 Mar and 15 Nov 1888, and bought by Herbert Somerton Foxwell.