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Source: William Dyer Grampp, The Manchester School of Economics (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1960). Bibliography.

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  • Annual Report of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures for 1848. Manchester [1849].
  • Ashton, T. S. Economic and Social Investigations in Manchester, 1833-1933. London, 1934.
  • Ashworth, Henry. Recollections of Richard Cobden, M.P., and the Anti-Corn-Law League. London [1876].
  • Axon, W. E. A. The Annals of Manchester. Manchester, 1886.
  • ———. Cobden as a Citizen. London, 1908.
  • Bagehot, Walter. Biographical Studies. London, 1907.
  • Balfour, A. J. Essays and Addresses. 3d ed. Edinburgh, 1905.
  • Barrington, Emilie I. The Servant of All. Pages from the family, social, and political life of my father, James Wilson. 2 vols. London, 1927.
  • Bright, John. The Diaries of John Bright. Edited by R. A. J. Walling. London, 1930.
  • ———. The Public Letters of . . . John Bright. Edited by H. J. Leech. London, 1885.
  • ———. A Speech of Mr. John Bright to the Rochdale Workmen’s Club, Jan. 2, 1877. Manchester, n.d.
  • ———. Speeches on the Public Affairs of the last Twenty Years. 2d. ed. London, 1869.
  • ———. Speeches on Questions of Public Policy by . . . John Bright. Edited by J. E. Thorold Rogers. London, 1878.
  • Cobden, Richard. Diaries, 1838. Add. MS. 43673. British Museum.
  • ———. Diaries, Oct. 1859-May 1861. Add. MS. 43675. British Museum.
  • ———. Journals, 1836-37. Add. MS. 43672. British Museum.
  • ———. Journals, 1846-47, 1849. Add. MS. 43674. British Museum.
  • ———. The Political Writings of Richard Cobden. 2d ed. 2 vols. London, 1868.
  • ———. Speech of Richard Cobden, Esq., M.P., on the Russian Loan Delivered . . . Jan. 18th, 1850. London, 1850.
  • ———. Speeches on Questions of Public Policy by Richard Cobden. Edited by John Bright and James E. Thorold Rogers. 2 vols. London, 1870.
  • Combe, George. The Constitution of Man Considered in Relation to External Objects. Edinburgh, 1828.
  • The Corn Laws. An Authentic Report of the . . . Discussions in the Manchester Chamber of Commerce on the Destructive Effects of the Corn Laws, etc. London, 1839.
  • Cunningham, W. The Real Richard Cobden. London, 1904.
  • Dunckley, Henry. The Charter of the Nations; etc. London, 1854.
  • Emmons, Robert. The Life and Opinions of Walter Richard Sickert. London, 1941.
  • Gibbon, Charles. The Life of George Combe. 2 vols. London, 1878.
  • Greg, W. R. Agriculture and the Corn Law. [Anti-Corn Law League] Prize Essay. Etc. Manchester, 1842.
  • ———. Not Over-Production, but Deficient Consumption, the Source of our Sufferings. 2d ed. London, 1842.
  • Helm, Elijah. Chapters in the History of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce. London, 1902.
  • Hertz, Gerald Berkeley. The Manchester Politician 1750-1912. London, 1912.
  • Hirst, Francis W., ed. Free Trade and other Fundamental Doctrines of the Manchester School. London, 1903.
  • Hobson, J. A. Richard Cobden, the International Man. London, 1918.
  • Hope, George. Agriculture and the Corn Law. [League] Prize Essay. Etc. Manchester, 1842.
  • Hughes, Edward. The Development of Cobden’s Economic Doctrines and his Methods of Propaganda: Some Unpublished Correspondence. Manchester, 1938.
  • Hume, James Deacon. Corn Laws. The evidence of James Deacon Hume, esq., late secretary to the Board of trade,upon the Corn law, before the Committee of the House of commons on the import duties in 1839. Manchester, 1839.
  • ———. Letters on the Corn Laws, and the Rights of the Working Classes, etc. London, 1834.
  • Hume, Joseph. On the Corn Laws, and the Claims of the Agriculturists to Relief from Taxation. Speech . . . April 27, 1836. London, 1836.
  • Mallet, Louis. The Political Opinions of Richard Cobden. London, 1869.
  • Morley, John. The Life of Richard Cobden. 2 vols. London, 1881.
  • Morse, Arthur. Agriculture and the Corn Law. [League] Prize Essay. Etc. Manchester, 1842.
  • Nevill, Lady Dorothy. The Reminiscences of Lady Dorothy Nevill. Edited by Ralph Nevill. London, 1906.
  • Ouvry, H. A. Stein and his Reforms in Prussia, with Reference to the Land Question in England. London, 1873.
  • Peel, Sir Robert. Peel Papers, CCCCXIII. Add. MS. 40593. British Museum.
  • Platt-Higgins, Frederick. The Rise and Decline of the Free Trade Movement. Etc. London, n.d.
  • Porter, G. R. The Effect of Restrictions on the Importation of Corn, etc. London, 1839.
  • ———. The Progress of the Nation, etc. 3 vols. London, 1836-43.
  • Proceedings of the Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures at Manchester. 1821-1865. MSS. Manchester Central Library.
  • Reminiscences of Richard Cobden. Compiled by Mrs. Salis Schwabe. London, 1895.
  • Report of the Directors to a Special General Meeting of the Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures at Manchester, etc. 11th March, 1841. London, 1841.
  • Report of the Directors to a Special General Meeting of the Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures at Manchester, on the Effects of the Administration of the Bank of England upon the Commercial and Manufacturing Interests of the Country. Manchester, 1840.
  • Report of the Directors to a Special General Meeting of the Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures at Manchester on the Injurious Effects of Restrictions on Trade. Manchester, 1841.
  • Rogers, James E. Thorold. Address on Economy and Trade. London, n.d.
  • ———. Cobden and Modern Political Opinion. London, 1873.
  • Smith, J. B. J. B. Smith’s Papers. Corn Laws III. MS. Manchester Central Library.
  • ———. J. B. Smith’s Papers. Manchester Chamber of Commerce. [Letters, etc.] MS. Manchester Central Library.
  • The Speeches of Charles Pelham Villiers, Esq., Sir William Molesworth, the Marquis of Chandos, and Sir Henry Parnell, on the Corn Laws, etc. London, 1838.
  • Students in the Honours School of History in the University of Manchester and Arthur Redford. Manchester Merchants and Foreign Trade 1794-1858. Manchester, 1934.
  • Thompson, T. Perronet. Catechism on the Corn Laws. 21st ed. London, 1841.
  • ———. Corn Law Fallacies, With the Answers. London, 1839.
  • Trevelyan, G. M. The Life of John Bright. London, 1913.
  • Wallas, Graham. The Life of Francis Place. London, 1898.
  • Watkin, E. W. Alderman Cobden of Manchester. London [1891].
  • Wilson, James. Fluctuations of Currency, Commerce, and Manufactures; Referable to the Corn Laws. London, 1840.
  • ———. Influences of the Corn Laws, etc. 2d ed. London, 1840.



  • Alison, Archibald. Free Trade and Protection. Edinburgh, 1844.
  • Almack, John, Jr. Character, Motives, and Proceedings of the Anti-Corn Law Leaguers, etc. London, 1843.
  • ———. Cheap Bread and Low Wages. London, 1844.
  • Anti-Bread Tax Circular.
  • Anti-Corn Law Circular.
  • Anti-Corn-Law League Letter Book, 1838-40. MS. Manchester Central Library.
  • Cayley, E. S. Reasons for the Formation of the Agricultural Protection Society, etc. London, 1844.
  • Croker, J. W. “Anti-Corn Law Agitation,” Quarterly Review, Vol. 71, No. 141 (Dec. 1842), pp. 244-314.
  • First Annual Report of The Council of the Liverpool Anti-Monopoly Association for the year 1843. Liverpool, 1843.
  • Jordan, H. D. “The Political Methods of the Anti-Corn Law League,” Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 42 (March 1927), pp. 58-76.
  • Kitson Clark, G. S. R. “The Electorate and the Repeal of the Corn Laws,” Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. Fifth Series. Vol. I. London, 1951.
  • The Manchester Chronicle.
  • The Manchester Courier.
  • The Manchester Examiner.
  • The Manchester Guardian.
  • The Manchester-Salford Advertiser.
  • The Manchester Times.
  • McCord, Norman. The Anti-Corn Law League 1838-1846. London, 1958.
  • Mosse, George L. “The Anti-League: 1844-1846,” The Economic History Review. Vol. 17, Nos. 1 and 2 (1947-48).

The League

  • Prentice, Archibald. History of the Anti-Corn Law League. 2 vols. London, 1853.
  • Scholes, John. The Merchant or Shipper of Goods who shall be a Foreigner in the City of Manchester; from 1784-1845. MS. Manchester Central Library.

The Struggle

  • Thomas, J. A. “The Repeal of the Corn Laws, 1846,” Economica, Vol. 9, No. 25 (Old Series, 1929), pp. 53-60.



  • The Annual Register. London, 1835-65.
  • Ashley, A. E. M. Life and Correspondence of H. J. Temple, Viscount Palmerston. 2 vols. London, 1879.
  • Barnes, Donald Grove. A History of the English Corn Laws from 1660-1846. New York, 1930.
  • Barton, John. An Enquiry into the Expediency of the Existing Restrictions on the Importation of Foreign Corn. London, 1833.
  • Bastiat, Frederic. Harmonies of Political Economy. Translated by P. J. Stirling. 2d ed. Edinburgh [1880].
  • ———. What is Seen and What is not Seen: or Political Economy in One Lesson. Translated by W. B. Hodgson. London, 1859.
  • Bisset, Andrew. Notes on the Anti-Corn Law Struggle. London, 1884.
  • Brebner, J. Bartlet. “Laissez Faire and State Intervention in Nineteenth Century Britain,” Journal of Economic History. Supplement VIII (1948), 59-73.
  • Broughton, Lord (John Cam Hobhouse). Recollections of a Long Life. 6 vols. London, 1910-11.
  • Carlyle, Thomas. Chartism. Chicago, n.d.
  • ———. Past and Present. Chicago, n.d.
  • Croker, J. W. The Croker Papers. Etc. Edited by Louis J. Jennings. 2 vols. New York, 1884.
  • Dicey, A. V. Lectures on the Relation between Law and Public Opinion in England During the Nineteenth Century. London, 1905.
  • Disraeli, Benjamin. Lord George Bentinck. 3d ed. London, 1852.
  • Easby, John. Manchester and the Manchester People, etc. Manchester, 1843.

The Economist

  • Engels, Friedrich. The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844. Translated by Florence Kelley Wishnewetzky. London, 1892.
  • Fay, C. R. The Corn Laws and Social England. Cambridge, 1932.
  • Fetter, Frank Whitson. “The Authorship of Economic Articles in the Edinburgh Review, 1802-47,” Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 61, No. 3 (June 1953), pp. 232-59.
  • ———. “Economic Articles in the Quarterly Review and their Authors, 1809-52,” ibid., Vol. 66, No. 1 (Feb. 1958), pp. 47-64; No. 2 (April 1958), pp. 154-70.
  • Gammage, R. G. History of the Chartist Movement. London, 1894.
  • Garnett, Richard. The Life of W. J. Fox. London, 1910.
  • Gayer, Arthur D., W. W. Rostow, and Anna Jacobson Schwartz, with the assistance of Isaiah Frank. The Growth and Fluctuations of the British Economy 1790-1850. 2 vols. Oxford, 1953.
  • Gordon, Scott. “The London Economist and the High Tide of Laissez Faire,” Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 63, No. 6 (Dec. 1955), pp. 461-88.
  • Greville, Charles C. F. A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV, King William IV, and Queen Victoria. Edited by Henry Reeve. 8 vols. London, 1888.
  • Gwynn, D. R. Daniel O’Connell, the Irish Liberator. London, 1929.
  • Halévy, Elie. The Age of Peel and Cobden. Translated by E. I. Watkin. London, 1947.
  • ———. The Growth of Philosophic Radicalism. Translated by Mary Morris. London, 1928.
  • Hammond, J. L., and Barbara Hammond. The Age of the Chartists 1832-1854. London, 1930.
  • ———. Lord Shaftesbury. 2d ed. London, 1923.
  • ———. The Town Labourer, 1760-1832. London, 1917.
  • Hansard’s Parliamentary Debates. London, 1835-65.
  • Harwood, Philip. Six Lectures on the Corn Law Monopoly and Free Trade. London, 1843.
  • Henderson, Gavin B. “The Pacifists of the Fifties,” Journal of Modern History, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Sept. 1937), pp. 314-41.
  • Henderson, W. O., and W. H. Chaloner. “Friederich Engels in Manchester,” Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, 1956-57, Vol. 98. Manchester, 1957.
  • Hodder, Edwin. The Life and Work of the Seventh Earl of Shaftesbury, K.G. 3 vols. London, 1888.
  • Holyoake, H. J. Sixty Years of an Agitator’s Life. London, 1892.
  • Hutchins, B. L., and A. Harrison. A History of Factory Legislation. 3d ed. London, 1926.
  • Jacob, William. Considerations on the Protection Required by British Agriculture, etc. London, 1814.
  • Jeans, Victorine. Factory Act Legislation. London, 1892.
  • Kydd, Samuel (“Alfred”). The History of the Factory Movementfrom the Year 1802, to the Enactment of the Ten Hours’ Bill in 1847. 2 vols. London, 1857.
  • MacGregor, D. H. Economic Thought and Policy. London, 1949.
  • Magnus, Sir Philip. Gladstone—A Biography. London, 1954.
  • Martineau, Harriet. The History of England during the Thirty Years’ Peace: 1816-46. 2 vols. London, 1849.
  • Marx, Karl. Capital. 3 vols. Chicago, 1907-9.
  • ———, and Friederich Engels. Correspondence 1846-1895. London, 1934.
  • Mayer, Gustav. Friederich Engels. London, 1936.
  • Mints, Lloyd W. A History of Banking Theory in Great Britain and the United States. Chicago, 1945.
  • Monypenny, W. F., and G. E. Buckle. The Life of Benjamin Disraeli. 6 vols. New York, 1910-20.
  • Morley, John. The Life of William Ewart Gladstone. New York, 1932.
  • Muntz, G. F. Letters upon Corn and Currency, etc. Birmingham, 1841.

The Non-Conformist

  • Page, William, ed. Commerce and Industry. Tables of Statistics for the British Empire from 1815. London, 1919.
  • Parker, C. S., ed. Sir Robert Peel from his Private Papers. 3 vols. London, 1891-99.
  • The Place Collection. Uncatalogued clippings, pamphlets, letters, etc. British Museum.
  • Place, Francis. Political Correspondence. Vol. 4. MS. 35151. British Museum.
  • The Political Economy Club. Minutes of Proceedings, 1821-1882, Rolls of Members, and Questions Discussed. Vol. 4. London, 1882.
  • Political Economy Club. Names of Members 1821-1860:—Rules of the Club:—And List of Questions Discussed, 1833-1860. [Vol. 1] London, 1860.
  • Political Economy Club. Names of Members 1821-1872:—Rules of the Club:—And List of Questions Discussed, 1860-1872: Vol. II. In Continuation of Volume I Published in 1860, etc. London, 1882.
  • A Portrait of Logan Pearsall Smith, drawn from his letters and diaries and introduced by John Russell. [London, n.d.].
  • Proceedings at the Fourth Monthly Soiree of the National Reform Association . . . May 26, 1851. National Reform Tracts, Nos. 21-24. London, n.d.
  • Ramsay, A. A. W. Sir Robert Peel. New York, 1928.
  • Report from the Select Committee on the “Bill to Regulate the Labour of Children in Mills and Factories of the United Kingdom.” [House of Commons] Session 1831-32. Vol. 15 [London, n.d.].
  • Report of Minutes in Evidence Taken by the Select Committee on the State of Children Employed in the Manufactories of the United Kingdom. [House of Commons] Session 1816. Vol. 3. London, 1816.
  • Rostow, W. W. “Business Cycles, Harvests, and Politics: 1790-1850,” Journal of Economic History, Vol. 1, No. 2 Nov. 1941), pp. 206-21.
  • Ruskin, John. The Crown of Wild Olive. New York, n.d.
  • ———. Fors Clavigera: Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain. Vol. 7. London, 1877.
  • ———. Munera Pulveris. Six Essays on the Elements of Political Economy. New York, 1882.
  • ———. “Unto This Last:” Four Essays on the First Principles of Political Economy. New York, 1883.
  • Russell, Lord John. Recollections and Suggestions, 1813-1873. London, 1875.
  • Senior, N. W. Historical and Philosophical Essays. 2 vols. London, 1865.
  • ———. Letters on the Factory Act, As It Affects Cotton Manufacture. 2d ed. London, 1844.
  • Smart, William. Economic Annals of the Nineteenth Century. 2 vols. London, 1910, 1917.
  • Spencer, Herbert. The Man versus the State. London, 1884. 1884.
  • Tucker, Rufus S. “Real Wages of Artisans in London, 1729-1835,” Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 31, No. 193 (March 1936), pp. 73-84.
  • Wade, John. Digest of Facts and Principles on Banking and Commerce with a Plan for Preventing Further Reactions. London, 1826.
  • Young, G. M., ed. Early Victorian England, 1830-65. 2 vols. London, 1934.



  • Blaug, Mark. Ricardian Economics, a Historical Study. New Haven, 1958.
  • Cairnes, J. E. Essays in Political Economy. Theoretical and Applied. London, 1873.
  • Grampp, William D. “Malthus on Money Wages and Welfare,” American Economic Review, Vol. 46, No. 5 (Dec. 1956), pp. 924-36.
  • Horner, Francis. Memoirs and Correspondence of Francis Horner, M.P. Edited by Leonard Horner. 2 vols. London, 1843.
  • Joplin, Thomas. Views on the Subject of Corn and Currency. London, 1826.
  • Lauderdale, Earl of. A Letter on the Corn Laws. London, 1814.
  • Malthus, Thomas. The Grounds of an Opinion on the Policy of Restricting the Importation of Foreign Corn. London, 1815.
  • ———. An Inquiry into the Nature and Progress of Rent, etc. London, 1815.
  • ———. An Investigation of the Cause of the Present High Price of Provisions. 2d ed. London, 1800.
  • ———. Observations on the Effects of the Corn Laws, etc. 3d ed. London, 1815.
  • Marx, Karl. Free Trade, a Speech Delivered before the Democratic Club, Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 9, 1848. Translated by Florence Kelley Wishnewetsky. London, 1892.
  • M’Culloch, J. R. “Abolition of the Corn Laws,” Edinburgh Review, Vol. 41, No. 81 (Oct. 1824), pp. 55-78.
  • ———. “Abolition of the Corn Laws,” ibid., Vol. 44, No. 88 (Sept. 1826), pp. 319-59.
  • ———. “Changes Required in the Corn Laws,” ibid., Vol. 58, No. 118 (Jan. 1834), pp. 271-307.
  • ———. Statements Illustrative of the Policy and Probable Consequences of the Proposed Repeal of the Existing Corn Laws, etc. 6th ed. London, 1841.
  • ———. “Taxation and the Corn Laws,” Edinburgh Review, Vol. 33, No. 65 (Jan. 1820), pp. 155-87.
  • Mill, James. An Essay on the Impolicy of a Bounty on the Exportation of Grain, etc. London, 1804.
  • Mill, John Stuart. Principles of Political Economy. London, 1891.
  • Packe, Michael St. John. The Life of John Stuart Mill. London, 1954.
  • Ricardo, David. An Essay on the Influence of a low Price of Corn on the Profits of Stock; shewing the inexpediency of restrictions on importation; etc. London, 1815. In The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo. Edited by Piero Sraffa and M. H. Dodd. Vol. 4, pp. 9-41. Cambridge, 1951.
  • ———. The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation. London, 1929. In Works, Vol. 1.
  • ———. On Protection to Agriculture. London, 1822. In Works, Vol. 4, pp. 207-70.
  • Rooke, John. Free Trade and Safe Government, etc. London, 1835.
  • ———. Free Trade in Corn, etc. 2d ed. London, 1835.
  • Senior, N. W. “Report—On the State of Agriculture,” Quarterly Review, Vol. 25, No. 50. (July 1821), pp. 466-504.
  • Smith, Adam. The Wealth of Nations. New York, 1937.
  • Spence, William. Tracts on Political Economy. London, 1822.
  • Thornton, William T. The Consequences of the Repeal of the Corn Laws. London [1841].
  • Tooke, Thomas. On the Currency in Connexion with the Corn Trade; etc. 2d ed. London, 1829.
  • ———. A History of Prices, and of the State of the Circulation, from 1793 to 1837; etc. 2 vols. London, 1838.
  • Torrens, Robert. An Essay on the External Corn Trade. 3d ed. London, 1826.
  • ———. A Letter to the Right Honorable the Earl of Liverpool, on the State of the Agriculture, etc. London, 1816.
  • ———. A Letter to Senior, etc. London, 1843.
  • West, Sir Edward. Price of Corn and Wages of Labour, etc. London, 1826.

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