Manuscript volume containing a draft by Gavin Young, 1832, of his pamphlet Observations on the law of population: being an attempt to trace its effects from the conflicting theories of Malthus and Sadler (London, 1832). It contains cancelled material which does not appear in the printed edition, and on the front cover is attributed to a 'Colonel Twenny'. The British Library catalogue gives the author as Young.
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 170
- Dates of Creation1832
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume containing 52 leaves
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Administrative / Biographical History
Gavin Young's publications include: Observations on the law of population: being an attempt to trace its effects from the conflicting theories of Malthus and Sadler (London, 1832); Reflections on the present state of British India (London, 1829).
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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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Compiled by Sarah Smith as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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This manuscript contains the bookplate of John Fiott Lee (1783-1866), to whom the manuscript was given by Captain Haigh of Bedford in 1837.
Published as Observations on the law of population: being an attempt to trace its effects from the conflicting theories of Malthus and Sadler (London, 1832).