Treatise on the iron trade of Great Britain

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscript copy of Reflections on the importation of bar-iron, from our own colonies of North-America , printed in 1757, possibly by Joseph Sykes, in response to The case of the importation of bar-iron (1756), written by the Reverend Josiah Tucker on behalf of the Iron Manufacturers of Great Britain. The volume also includes copies of 2 letters, of 29 April 1765, from Joseph Sykes in Hull to the Master Cutler [Sheffield], and of 1 May 1765 from David Barclay & Sons, London, linen merchants, to Mr [William] Dixon [in Sheffield], both concerning the debate on the import of American as opposed to Swedish iron and proposals for additional duty upon Swedish iron before the Board of Trade.The above items are bound with a printed version of The case of the importation of bar-iron (1756), by Josiah Tucker.

Administrative / Biographical History

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Conditions Governing Access

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Acquisition Information

All three items are bound in with the Goldsmiths' Library copy of the 'The case of the importation of bar-iron' in a volume lettered 'Bar-Iron. 1756. Tucker's Case & Ms. Reply' (1756) (G.L. Cat. 9142).

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Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

8¾" x 5¼"

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Related Material

The Goldsmith's Library of Economic Literature, University of London Library, holds a printed copy of Reflections on the importation of bar-iron, from our own colonies of North-America (1757) (Ref: G.L Cat. 9249).