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Journals of his tours on the continent, 1799-1826. Cambridge UL, Add. MSS. 7704-7709.

Manuscript of the Principles of Political Economy, mainly chapters on wealth and labour, value, rent, with a few corrected proof sheets; 264 pages, 1820. Also an annotated copy of the Prin­ciples .

Marshall Library, Cambridge.

Letters from David Ricardo, 1811-1823, are kept with the Ricardo papers.

Cambridge UL, Add. MS. 7510.

A large collection of valuable material assembled by Patricia James, Malthus’s biographer, is now available online at http://www.intellectualhistory.net/malthus/


THOMAS CHALMERS Seven letters, 1821-1833. Chalmers papers, New College, Edinburgh.

ALEXANDER JOHN GASPARD MARCET, three letters, 1807-1815. Seligman collection, Columbia UL, New York.

JOHN MURRAY, 36 letters, 1815-1834. Archives of John Murray Ltd. 17

MACVEY NAPIER, 11 letters, 1814-1830. BL Add. MSS. 34611-34614.

HENRY BROOKE PARNELL, 1st Baron Congleton, two letters, 1808. Congleton papers. 12

PIERRE PREVOST, six letters, 1815-1824. Prevost MSS., Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire de Genève.

DAVID RICARDO, 75 letters, 1811-1833. Ricardo papers, Cambridge UL, Add. MS. 7510.

WILLIAM WHEWELL, four letters, 1829-1833. Whewell papers, Trinity College, Cambridge.

SIR ROBERT JOHN WILMOT-HORTON, 19 letters, 1823-1830.

Catton collection, Derby Borough Library.

ARTHUR YOUNG, four letters, 1815-1819. BL Add. MSS. 35132-35133.

Printed Material

Travel Diaries of Thomas Robert Malthus , ed. Patricia James ( Cambridge, 1966).

PATRICIA JAMES, Population Malthus; His Life and Times ( London, 1979)

GEORGE F. MCCLEARY, The Malthusian Population Theory ( London, 1953).

Reprints Malthus’s published correspondence with Senior.

T. R. Malthus; The Unpublished Papers in the Collection of Kanto Gakuen University, 2 volumes, eds. J. M. Pullen and Trevor Hughes Parry,(Cambridge, 1997-2004)

New Palgrave ; ODNB XII 886; ESS X 68; ESS IX 549.

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