Manuscript volume containing a transcript of a treatise by Comte Goswin de Wynants, , on the public charges made on the revenue of the provinces of Brabant and Limburg, Belgium. The treatise ends abruptly in the third chapter of a section on the role of the judicature in public charges. A table of contents was added in the late 18th century. There are some manuscript additions to the text, including a late 18th century table of contents.
Treatise on the revenues of Brabant and Limburg (incomplete)
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 116/2
- Dates of Creationmid 18th century
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialFrench
- Physical Description1 volume containing 484 leaves
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Administrative / Biographical History
Brabant was a feudal duchy, centred in Louvain and Brussels. Famed for its democratic and constitutionalist tendencies, it was divided into two parts in the 17th century, the northern section remaining under Dutch control, and the southern eventually becoming part of Belgium. Limburg is a province in northeastern Belgium. It is bounded by the Netherlands on the north and east, where the Meuse River marks the frontier. Largely Flemish-speaking, it was formerly part of the feudal duchy of Limburg, which was divided between Belgium and the Netherlands in 1839.
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Bought by Herbert Somerton Foxwell from Dobell in 1904 as an addition to the Goldsmith's Library of Economic Literature.
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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Manuscript quarto. Bound in quarter-morocco.
Compiled by Sarah Smith as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.
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This manuscript was part of the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1st Baronet (1792-1872) as MS 1142.