Downing, George, Sir, 1623?-1684Alternative names
British statesman Sir George Downing sponsored a number of reforms to generate revenue under Charles II and is most noted for his contribution to statebuilding and the fiscal development of Great Britain at the dawn of empire. Samuel Pepys worked under Downing in the Exchequer for a number of years and mentions him in his diary. London's Downing Street is named after him.
From the description of Sir George Downing papers, 1665-1666. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 769270679
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