Manuscript volume containing a copy of a petition to the House of Lords by the wool producers of Suffolk, 1788, protesting against the bill 'for preventing the exportation of Live Sheep Wool'. The manuscript is endorsed 'Mr Kirby's brief'. The petition was drawn up at a public meeting held at Ipswich on May 29th, 1788.
Petition concerning the English wool industry
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 229
- Dates of Creation1788
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume containing 6 leaves
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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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Manuscript folio. Bound in half-morocco.
Compiled by Sarah Smith as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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See Journal of the House of Commons , XXXVIII, 205.