Observations on the commerce of the American states

Scope and Content

French translation of Holroyd's Observations on the Commerce of the American States, 1784.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Baker Holroyd was born in 1735. In 1781 he was created Baron Sheffield of Dunamare, Co. Meath in the Peerage of Ireland and in 1802 created Baron Sheffield of Sheffield, Co. York in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. He was President of the Board of Agriculture, a Lord of Trade and one of His Majesty's most honourable Privy Council. He was known in the literary world as a writer on political economy. He died in 1821.

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Other manuscripts, originally owned by the Earl of Sheffield, have been deposited at Senate House Library. Manuscript 124 shows information regarding imports and exports of Ireland, 1764-83. Manuscript 126 shows information regarding the value of the trade of Britain and Ireland, 1698-1765. Manuscript 132 is the Steward's account, 1780-87, of Sheffield Place park and farm. Manuscript 423 contains communications, 1793-4 from Sir John Sinclair to Holroyd concerning the Board of Agriculture. Manuscript 869 is a collection of 45 miscellaneous papers belonging to Holroyd, 1789-1830. Manuscript 942 shows information on the quantity and value of goods imported and exported to and from Britain, 1696-1701. Manuscript 984 is a report to General Gage on the County of Sussex, 1781. AL 55 is a letter from Col. Joseph Hardy, 1816. AL 60 contains nine letters, 1789-1802 to Sir Joseph Banks. AL 115 and AL 116 are letters from Sir Benjamin Thompson, 1791 and 6. AL 120 and AL 121 are letters from Arthur Young, 1777 and 91. AL 144 is a letter from John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford, 1813. AL 145 is a letter from Charles Taylor, 1793. AL 227 is a letter from a person signing themselves 'A. P.', 1791. AL 268 is a letter from A. Bertrand, 1794. AL 277 is a letter from George Rose, 1814. AL 346 is a letter to William Wickham, Chief Secretary for Ireland, 1802.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogue of the manuscripts and autograph letters in the University Library compiled by Reginald Arthur Rye.

Archivist's Note

Date(s) of descriptions: 2000-02-07 Joseph Gelfer, 2000-05-19 Sarah Aitchison.

Conditions Governing Use

Conditions governing reproduction: 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.