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Craufurd (George) of Rotterdam letter

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-HUT-002

Scope and Contents

The letter was written by George Craufurd of Rotterdam, a Dutch economist, to the Scottish economic writer, George Chalmers. In the letter, Craufurd discusses Chalmers' An estimate of the Comparative Strength of Great Britain during the present and four preceding reigns, and of the losses of her trade from every war since the revolution. He is specifically concerned with the question of bullion and its relation to the balance of trade.

The manuscript is bound, and shelved with the Hutzler manuscript collection. On the verso of the last page of the letter is written, in a different hand, "State of the Imports & Exports of Great Britain--the Balance of Trade--Bullion--etc. Various Remarks thereon in a Letter from Geo. Craufurd, Esq. to Geo. Chalmers, Esq. Dec. 1783.


  • Creation: 1783


Use Restrictions

Access to the manuscript is unrestricted.

Permission to publish material from this collection must be requested in writing from the Manuscripts Librarian, Milton S. Eisenhower Library, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Md. 21218.

Biographical Note


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 letter)

Language of Materials



The manuscript was purchased with funds provided through the generosity of Abram G. and David Hutzler to be added to the Hutzler Collection of Economic Classics.

General Physical Description note

1 letter

Craufurd (George) of Rotterdam Letter Ms. Hut002
Margaret N. Burri
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

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Baltimore MD 21218 USA