Manuscript volume containing a paper entitled 'Proposal of a new bank', possibly by James Armour, c1699-1700, probably concerning the Scottish banking. James T Bell assigned this manuscript to 'J.A.', though there is now nothing on the document to justify this - part of the title seems to have been lost during binding repairs. 'J.A.' is probably James Armour (fl 1699-1721), who made proposals about the Bank of Scotland in 1722. He also published A proposal to supply the defect of money and relief to the poor (1696). This manuscript seems to be another version of the same proposal.
Treatise on Scottish banking [by James Armour]
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 68
- Dates of Creationc1699-1700
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume containing 2 leaves
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Bank of Scotland was established by an Act of the Parliament of Scotland in 1695, and the Royal Bank of Scotland was founded as a corporation by grant of a Royal Charter under the Great Seal of Scotland, May 1727.
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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.
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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Manuscript folio. 2 leaves, roughly joined together and folded. Bound in half-calf.
Compiled by Sarah Smith as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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The manuscript was part of the collection of James T Bell.
An extended version was printed as A proposal to supply the defect of money and relief to the poor , .