Metadata: 17th-19th Century British Religious, Political, and Legal Tracts

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Title17th-19th Century British Religious, Political, and Legal Tracts
PublisherUniversity of Missouri; John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library; St. Louis, MO; US <>
Country (State)United States of America
Format of datatext/html; text/plain; image/gif; image/jpeg
KeywordsGreat Britain; tract, pamphlet, history 1600-1800
Description"This important collection of English tracts number approximately 20,000 and date from the mid 17th century (the .age of pamphlets.) through the 19th century. The foundation for this collection consists of approximately 17,000 pamphlets purchased from a Philadelphia bookseller named Ralph Howey for a dollar or two a piece.[à]. Since that time the collection has grown by several thousand items through purchase, donation, and transfer from the general stacks of the Ellis Library. Within the British Religious, Political and Legal Tracts Collection are pamphlets that deal with agricultural management, offering, for example, advice on the growing of fruit, the keeping of bees, the training of horses, and the destruction of common rodent pests. A large component of the collection is English government documents, including petitions and treatises addressed to both Houses of Parliament and the reigning monarch. Within the collection are also to be found a large number of religious pamphlets that range from sermons dealing with moral and doctrinal matters, including the evils of Catholicism, to political and administrative clerical issues. In excess of 200 pamphlets within the Collection deal with the Popish Plot of 1678." [self-description]
Source TypeSource Materials
Subject ClassEngland (and Wales) in the Early Modern Period: Sources
DDC941.6; 941.7; 942; T1:09032; T1:09033; T1:41; T2:42
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