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'.
Molesworth, Sir Guilford Lindsey
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 516
- Dates of Creation1892
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description4 leaves
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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.
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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'.
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13" x 7½"
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