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Tins of Cornwall, England and the island of Banca, West Indies.
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Bound Manuscript, 7 p., 1 letter
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Manuscript is a fair copy of letters and accounts which were published as Letters, Remarks, &c. with a view to open an extensive trade in the article of tin, from the County of Cornwall to India, Persia, and China, compiled by George Unwin (London: W. and J. Stratford, 1790). The manuscript was owned with a print copy of the book (catalogued as <a href="http://catalogue.mcmaster.ca/catalogue/Record/807616">B18058</a> and part of the library of the future King George IV).
The additional letter explains that the ms copy was found with"some old papers" at the Board of Trade offices. The letter from a Mr. Williams was sent to William George Anderson, the Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall (1851-1891).
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Shelved as B18059.
<a href="http://catalogue.mcmaster.ca/catalogue/Record/807616">Letters, remarks, &c. with a view to open an extensive trade in the article of tin, from the county of Cornwall to India, Persia, and China</a> (B18058)
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