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Collection Level Description: Microfilms of William Petty Papers

Reference: MSS. Film 1944-59
Title: Microfilms of William Petty Papers
Dates of Creation: 20th cent.
Extent: 16 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir William Petty (1623-87) was a political economist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Microfilms of William Petty papers, consisting of:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The microfilms were deposited in the Library in 1976 and given in 1993.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Existence/Location of Originals

The originals are held by the British Library.

Further Information

Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library.

A calendar of some of the collection is available on the open shelves in Duke Humphrey's Library, Bodleian Library (R. Cat. 106w).

Access Points

Economics | History | 17th century

Economists | Great Britain


Population | Ireland

Shipbuilding | Great Britain

Petty | William | 1623-1687 | Sir | Knight and Political Economist

Petty-Fitzmaurice | Henry William Edmund | 1872-1936 | 6th Marquess of Lansdowne

Ireland | History | 17th century

London (England)

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