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T. R. Malthus: The Unpublished Papers in the Collection of Kanto Gakuen University
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  • Page extent: 360 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.708 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9780521588713 | ISBN-10: 0521588715)

DOI: 10.2277/0521588715

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Originally published in 2004, this is the second and final volume of manuscripts by or relating to Thomas Robert Malthus (1766–1834) that are now held at Kanto Gakuen University in Japan. Volume I, published in 1997, contains 75 items of correspondence. Volume II, now published, contains transcriptions of further original manuscripts, including: four of Malthus' sermons; his diary of a tour of the Lake District; an extensive set of calculations in the bullion trade, suggesting that he was giving serious thought to becoming a bullion trader on his own account; lecture notes on European history from the fifth to the tenth century; his wife's diary of their holiday in Scotland in 1826 and an essay on foreign trade. These previously unknown and unpublished manuscripts promise insights into his intellectual development and the events and circumstances of his life, as well as glimpses of the lifestyle of his wider family and contemporaries.

• Unique archival record • Provides insights into both personal and intellectual life of Malthus • Original material annotated by leading Malthus scholars


1. Sermons; 2. Malthus' diary of a tour of the Lake District; 3. Bullion trade transactions; 4. An essay on foreign trade; 5. Essays and notes on Charles I and Mary, Queen of Scots; 6. Questions and answers on early European history; 7. Harriet Malthus' diary of a family tour of Scotland in 1826; 8. Letters to Harriet Malthus from her mother, Catherine Eckersall; 9. Eight brief miscellaneous items; Appendix A, B.

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