Gresham, Thomas, 1519?-1579

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English merchant and founder of the Royal Exchange.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Greenwich, to Sir Philip Hoby, ambassador to Flanders, 1553 July 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270499496

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Osterley [i.e. London], to his son-in-law Nathaniel Bacon, 1579 Oct. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 608100161

Epithet: of Sloane MS 1759

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001089.0x000059

Sir Thomas Gresham was a prominent Elizabethan financial figure who served as a royal agent for Edward VI, Queen Mary, and Queen Elizabeth in the Netherlands. Sir Thomas was instrumental in raising money in the Lowlands, Germany and Spain for the Crown; in importing war materials from the Continent; and for suggesting a plan to stabilize British currency.

Gresham is best known as the creator of a monetary stablization scheme known as Gresham's Law, "bad money drives good money out of circulation."

From the description of Deed, 1568,January 6. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122491192

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creatorOf Gresham, Thomas, Sir, 1519?-1579. Deed, 1568,January 6. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Weatherford, Rubye. Rubye Weatherford family papers, 1879-1910, (bulk 1906-1910). San Jacinto Museum of History
referencedIn Bacon, Nathaniel, 1547-1622,. Collection of letters and documents of Sir Thomas Gresham, 1533-1579. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf England and Wales. Sovereign (1558-1603 : Elizabeth I). Letters patent signed from Elizabeth I, Queen of England, to Andrew van Loe, 1568 November 5. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Sloane 1759Paper, Quarto, XVII Century.1. Medical recipes and prescriptions. ff. 2-32.2. Index to the foregoing. ff. 33-37.John Barlett, MD, of county Sussex: Medical receipts: 16th cent.includes:f. 4 Sir Thomas Gresham: Recipe for stoppage of urin... British Library
creatorOf Gresham, Thomas, Sir, 1519?-1579,. Manuscript document signed by Thomas Gresham and Robert Boston 1574 June 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gresham, Thomas, Sir, 1519?-1579. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to his son-in-law Nathaniel Bacon, 1579 June 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Rickets, John, fl. 1622-1646. Byrsa Basilica, seu Regale excambium ... : typescript, [19--]. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Hunter, Joseph, 1783-1861,. Autograph letter signed from Joseph Hunter, London, Reverend Dr. Philip Bliss [manuscript], 1836 May 28. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Sovereign (1558-1603 : Elizabeth I). Letters patent from Elizabeth I, Queen of England, to Conrad Schitz [manuscript], 1563 August 26. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Gresham, Thomas, Sir, 1519?-1579. Autograph letter signed : to his son-in-law Nathaniel Bacon, 1577 Apr. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Beverley, Robert, 1769-1843. Papers of Robert Beverley [manuscript], 1809-1831. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Gresham, Thomas, Sir, 1519?-1579. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to his son-in-law Nathaniel Bacon, 1579 July 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gresham, Thomas, Sir, 1519?-1579. Letter signed : to his son-in-law Nathaniel Bacon, 1579 July 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gresham, Thomas, Sir, 1519?-1579. Autograph letter signed : Greenwich, to Sir Philip Hoby, ambassador to Flanders, 1553 July 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gresham, James, 1815-1854. Gresham, James, family papers, 1842-1913 1962-1984. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Gresham, Thomas, Sir, 1519?-1579. Autograph letter signed : Osterley [i.e. London], to his son-in-law Nathaniel Bacon, 1579 Oct. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gresham, Thomas, Sir, 1519?-1579. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to his son-in-law Nathaniel Bacon, 1579 July 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Harden, William, 1844-1936. William Harden notes on "The Grasshopper on the Royal Exchange," between 1875 and 1936. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Gresham, Thomas, Sir, 1519?-1579. Autograph document signed, 1577 Sept. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gresham, Thomas, Sir, 1519?-1579. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to his son-in-law Nathaniel Bacon, 1577 June 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Bacon, Nathaniel, person
associatedWith Beverley, Robert, 1769-1843. person
associatedWith Edward VI, King of England, 1537-1553. person
associatedWith Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603. person
associatedWith Elyott, Thomas, 16th cent. person
associatedWith England and Wales. Sovereign (1558-1603 : Elizabeth I) corporateBody
associatedWith Freake, Edmund, ca. 1516-1591. person
associatedWith Gilbert, William, 16th cent. person
associatedWith Gresham, James, 1815-1854. person
associatedWith Harden, William, 1844-1936. person
associatedWith Hausdorfer, Walter. person
associatedWith Hoby, Philip, 1504 or 5-1558, person
associatedWith Hunter, Joseph, 1783-1861, person
associatedWith Macleod, Henry Dunning, 1821-1902. person
associatedWith Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542-1587. person
associatedWith Rickets, John, fl. 1622-1646. person
associatedWith Weatherford, Rubye. person
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Birth 1519

Death 1579-11-21

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