Two unpublished manuscripts written between 1746-1750 regarding trade and commerce. References are made to the South Sea Company and British trade in America.
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 493
- Dates of Creation1746-1750
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 volumes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Malachy Postlethwayt was born c 1707. He spent twenty years compiling The Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce , 1751-1774. Between 1745 and 1758 Postlethwayt published other works on trade and commerce, including The African Trade the Great Pillar and Support of the British Plantation Trade in America , 1745 and Considerations on the Revival of Royal-British Assiento , 1749. Postlethwayt died in London on 13 September 1767.
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