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David Ricardo: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7510

Scope and Contents

The collection includes manuscripts of several of Ricardo's works, correspondence between Ricardo and James Mill, letters to Thomas Malthus ans letters to Ricardo's brother in law, J.H. Wilkinson. Also included is correspondence and papers from the twentieth-century concerning the Ricardo Papers.


  • Creation: 1794-1976 (Circa)


Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


7 archive box(es) (7 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Ricardo Papers (1) were previously the property of Frank Ricardo; the Mill-Ricardo Papers (2) of C.K. Mill; the Letters to Malthus (3) of R. Malthus; and the Letters to J.H. Wilkinson (4) of Canon H.R. Wilkinson. They were presented to the Library by Piero Sraffa, 1955.

Related Materials

All references to published writings are to P. Sraffa's edition of 'Works and Correspondence', 1952-73.

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Repository Details

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