Treatise by Gregory King on the English economy

Scope and Content

Manuscript volume containing a transcript of 'Natural and politicall observations and conclusions upon the state and condition of England' written by Gregory King, Lancaster Herald of Arms, in 1696, which contains a detailed account of the population and wealth of England at the end of the seventeenth century.

Administrative / Biographical History

Gregory King's work was not published until 1802, when George Chalmers added it to a new edition of his Estimate of the comparative strength of Great Britain . It was later reprinted in Two Tracts ed George E Barnett (Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, 1936).


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Access Information

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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.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Manuscript folio. Bound in quarter-morocco.

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.

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