A register of friends, ca. 1696.


A register of friends, ca. 1696.

Manuscript, in a single Italic hand, containing poetical tributes to the author's friends: William Fairfax, William Hammond, James Shirley, John Hall, Richard Lovelace, Sir Justiniam Isham, Bowman, Sir Edward Sherburne, and Reverend Salmon. The collection is prefaced by a poem titled "A Register of Friends." Also includes, in a different Italic hand, economic tracts and notes by Charles Davenant. The first title, "Observations upon the state of the value & strength of France, Holland, & England, made July the 15th, 1696 by Dr C. D'Av," lists tables of population count, taxation, and total income and expenses of those countries. This piece is followed by "A scheme for a councill of Trade," which proposes a council to be established by the House of Commons which would oversee shipping and manufactures in England. The next piece, "Munn upon Trade," advocates foreign trade "to increase our wealth and Treasure," and the final piece, "Sr. Josiah Child upon Trade," discusses trade practices in foreign countries and their levels of success, including various countries' plantation ventures in Tobago, Barbados, and the West Indies. This piece also contains passages concerning "our American Plantations," which "produce Commoditys of a different nature from our own except N. England."

1 v. (83 p.) ; 24 x 19 cm.

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Sherburne, Edward, 1618-1702

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Clerk of the Ordnance and translator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : the Tower [London], to Sir Thomas Chicheley, 1675 Feb. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663795 ...

Shirley, James, 1596-1666

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Epithet: of Add MS 28233 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001034.0x000022 Epithet: of Stowe MS 200 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001034.0x000025 ...

Stanley, Thomas, 1625-1678

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Hammond, William, 1614-

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Davenant, Charles, 1656-1714

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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...

Hall, John, 1627-1656

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Isham, Justinian, 1610 or 1611-1675

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Lovelace, Richard, 1618-1658

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