Downing, George, Sir, 1623?-1684

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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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referencedIn William Andrews Clark Library,. Legal and Exchequer Document Collection, 1541-1754 University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Downing, George, Sir, 1623?-1684. Sir George Downing papers, 1665-1666. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Clarendon Manuscripts, 16th-19th century Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
creatorOf Downing, George, Sir, 1623?-1684. Diary : manuscript [stats], 1657/8. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Legal and Exchequer Document Collection, 1541-1754 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
creatorOf Howard, Robert, Sir, 1626-1698. Letter signed : [n.p.], to Mr. Lobing and Sir George Downing, 1695 Jan. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Winston Churchill letter to Jesse Merritt, 1943 Brooklyn Historical Society
referencedIn Great Britain Exchequer payment memoranda, 1665-1666. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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associatedWith Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685. person
associatedWith Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 person
associatedWith Great Britain. Exchequer. corporateBody
associatedWith Howard, Robert, Sir, 1626-1698. person
associatedWith William Andrews Clark Library, corporateBody
associatedWith William Andrews Clark Memorial Library corporateBody
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Birth 1623

Death 1684

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