Molesworth, Sir Guilford Lindsey

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Carbon copy typescript of 'The case against bi-metallism: Mr. Giffen's error', dated 12 Nov 1892, together with an 'Extract from The case against bi-metallism by Mr. Giffen, p.141'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Guilford Lindsey Molesworth (1828-1925) was a prolific writer, and published works on politics, economics, decimal and metric measurements and engineering. He published Molesworth's textbook of bi-metallism (E & F N Spon, London) in 1886. Sir Robert Giffen (1837-1910) was an economist and statistician who published The case against Bimetallism (G Bell and Sons, London) in 1892. Bi-metallism involved the coining of both silver and gold and making them legal tender at a fixed ratio.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Enclosed, together with a printed diagram prepared by Molesworth for the Brussels Monetary Conference of 1892 showing the fluctuating annual value of gold in London, in a volume lettered 'Molesworth-Giffen's error in The case against Bi-Metallism - 1892'.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

13" x 7½"

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison 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.