English public revenue, 1688-1696

Scope and Content

Manuscript volume containing an account of the public revenue of England, Nov 1688-Sep 1691, with an extension of the statement to 1696 in the same hand, entitled 'A brief state of the incomes and issues of their Majesties public revenue...'.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Exchequer was responsible for receiving and dispersing the public revenue.


Single item.

Access Information

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

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.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Manuscript quarto. Bound in half calf by [George] Bretherton, 1848.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Smith 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.

Custodial History

The manuscript was part of the library of John Fraunceis Gwyn, sold in 1846. It later formed part of the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1st Baronet (1792-1872) as MS 12154, and was bought by Herbert Somerton Foxwell at the Sotheby's sale, 10 Jun 1896.

Related Material

Other accounts of the English public revenue for this period may be found at University of London MSS 53, 58, 75, 76.

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