Biographical Miscellany Vol 10 by David Ricardo

By David Ricardo

This quantity is a set of private correspondence and first-person memories that concentrate on Ricardo's existence open air of his political monetary endeavors. those missives trouble the features of Ricardo's existence that encompass his personality, his amiable and beneficiant nature, his winning enterprise dealings, and his own relationships. It encompasses a memoir written by way of one in every of his brothers that sheds gentle approximately his kinfolk, his formative early life, and his schooling. There are chapters on his front into the inventory industry as a trifling youngster and files of his meteoric climb in the monetary group to an exceptionally profitable station. the whole sequence comprises: quantity 1: at the ideas of Political financial system and Taxation quantity 2: Notes on Malthus’s rules of Political economic system quantity three: Pamphlets and Papers 1809-1811 quantity four: Pamphlets and Papers 1815-1823 quantity five: Speeches and facts quantity 6: Letters 1810-1815 quantity 7: Letters 1816-1818 quantity eight: Letters 1819-1821 quantity nine: Letters 1821-1823 quantity 10: Biographical Miscellany quantity eleven: common Index

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No, ’twas my hate to that tyrannic rod;— The Wilkinsons 45 read, it was found that old Wilkinson had completely disinherited his son, leaving the bulk of his property to be divided equally between his own two daughters. Each of the daughters was to receive £1100; but Ricardo and his wife immediately decided that they did not wish to benefit from it, and that of Priscilla’s share £700 should be settled on J. H. Wilkinson’s children, £100 should be sent to Robert, son of Edward Wilkinson’s eldest son, 1 while the rest would go in discharging expenses.

Porter. 4 Above, p. 3. 5 Petitions, pp. P. Domestic, Entry Book 265; and Patent Rolls 11 Geo. III (1771), Fifth part, No. 17 (Public Record Office). 6 See list in Dudley Abrahams, ‘Jew Brokers of the City of London’, Miscellanies of the Jewish Historical Society of England, Part iii, London, 1937, p. 91. 7 ib. p. 87. The Family of Abraham Ricardo 23 He was co-opted at a meeting of 9 January 1799 as a member of the Committee for General Purposes of the Old Stock Exchange, but six months later by a letter of 4 July he declined reappointment.

16s. 8d. 1 Abraham Ricardo, like his father, was a stockbroker in Amsterdam. The Dutch at the time possessed ‘great property’ in the English Funds, as Adam Smith says, 2 and these formed a large proportion of the stock dealt in on the Amsterdam Bourse. During the Seven Years War (1756–1763) the neutrality of Holland enabled them to subscribe to the English war loans and thereby increase enormously their stake in the Funds. 3 It was in the middle of this boom of Dutch investment in England, which reached its climax in 1763, that Abraham Ricardo travelled to London.

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