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Bridges, George (The Smugglers Defeated)

Senate House Library, University of London -- Special Collections

Overview

This signed holograph document, proposing methods to counter smuggling in Ireland, describes the illicit trade in wool, tea, brandy and other goods and was submitted to both Houses of Parliament in 1739.

Detailed usage description

This signed holograph document, proposing methods to counter smuggling in Ireland, was submitted to both Houses of Parliament in 1739. It describes the illicit trade in wool, tea and brandy and other goods and details methods by which smuggling might be suppressed, as well as the positive effects that suppression could be expected to have. This source could be used to help build up a picture of the 'black economy' in almost any coastal area if it were combined with specific local information.

How to tell if the collection is useful

If you live in a coastal area and your local historical interests include the history of smuggling then this source is likely to be of interest to you. If you wish to consult the document (MS 438), send an email to Senate House Library , Senate House Library, University of London, letting them know of your intention.

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More Information

The volume's catalogue number is MS 438. A collection level description of this collection is available on AIM25.

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Abstracting information

Usage Themes Geographic area covered Size of collection Dates
  • Local history
  • Contextualising information
  • Pre 1750
  • Crime and criminality

Ireland

One type of criminal activity is discussed.

1739

Glossary

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