Prisoners Letters To The Bank Of England, 1781 1827 Deirdre Palk

ISBN: 9780900952425

Published: January 1st 2007

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332 pages


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Prisoners Letters To The Bank Of England, 1781 1827  by  Deirdre Palk

Prisoners Letters To The Bank Of England, 1781 1827 by Deirdre Palk
January 1st 2007 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 332 pages | ISBN: 9780900952425 | 10.80 Mb

In British gaols and on hulks, awaiting transportation to New South Wales, prisoners convicted of forged paper currency offences wrote to their influential prosecutor, the Bank of England. This volume comprises several hundred of such letters held inMoreIn British gaols and on hulks, awaiting transportation to New South Wales, prisoners convicted of forged paper currency offences wrote to their influential prosecutor, the Bank of England. This volume comprises several hundred of such letters held in the Banks archives.

Many, mainly those wirtten by or for women, came from the depths of abject misery and poverty, begging help to cope with prison conditions and with the journey to Australia. Others offered information to the Bank about forged note traffickers in the hope of gaining some benefit for themselves. The collection reveals an extraordinary story of a surprising relationship between convicted prisoners and a mighty financial institution.



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