TOOKE, Thomas. 14042

£375

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Autograph Letter Signed, to Thomas Winkworth at the Gresham Club, King William Street, about finding a copy of the petition for Free Trade of 1820, mentioning his own “recently published volumes of the History of Prices” in which there is a reference to the petition, as well as a reference to his correspondent’s name as a Juror at the Paris Exhibition of 1855. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, in fine condition, with the original autograph envelope. 13 April 1857. Uncommon. Thomas Tooke (1774–1858), economist known for writing on money and his work on economic statistics. After Tooke’s death the Statistical Society endowed the Tooke Chair of economics at King’s College London, and a Tooke Prize. Tooke is best known for his History of Prices and of the State of the Circulation during the Years 1703-1856 (6 vols., 1838-1857). “I omitted to say that the paper at page 331 Vol 6 is written by me; while the whole of part 4 in which is the notice of you at page 415, Vol 5, is the composition of my friend Mr. Newmarch. The argument on Agricultural Statist[ician]s in part 1 of Vol 5 is entirely mine.”