Charles Davenant collection, 1930.


Charles Davenant collection, 1930.

Collection consists of two, bound, photostatic copies of the writings of English economist, Charles Davenant titled "A Memorial concerning Creditt And the Means and methods by which it may be restored" and "A Memorial concerning the Coyn of England." The pamphlets were written by Devanant during King William's War, 1689-1697.

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Davenant, Charles, 1656-1714 (person)

Charles Davenant was born in London in 1656. Educated at the grammar school, Cheam, Surrey and Balliol College, Oxford University, he became MP for St Ives, Cornwall, in 1685, and for Great Bedwin, 1690 and 1700. He was Commissioner of the Excise, 1678-1689, and Inspector General of Exports and Imports from 1705 until his death in Nov 1714. Davenant also wrote widely on politics and economics. Publications: Reflections upon the Constitution and Management of the Trade to...