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Victorian Literature and Finance (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 17–38. 25. S. Rogers, The Early History of the Law of Bills and Notes: a Study in the Origins of Anglo-American Commercial Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995), pp. 226ff. 26. H. s. 35 (1982), pp. 67–82, 73. 27. , Report from the Committee on the Circulating Paper, the Specie and the Current Coin of Ireland, PP 1810 (28) III 385, p. 64. see also Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations 2nd edn, 2 vols, (London: W.

6. A bastard could inherit property under his parents’ wills, even when the parent devised property to his unnamed ‘children’, provided that the court was convinced, on a proper construction of the will, that there had been an intention to benefit illegitimate as well as legitimate children. 7. H. Helmholz, The Oxford History of the Laws of England, vol. 1: The Canon Law and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction from 597 to the 1640s (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), p. 560. 8. See Ursula Henriques, ‘Bastardy and the New Poor Law’, Past and Present, 37 (1967) pp.

Com/view/article/ 1433, accessed 19 August 2008]. A. Bayly, Imperial Meridian: The British Empire and the World 1780–1830 (London: Longman, 1989). British mortality rates in colonial India are detailed in Philip D. Curtain, Death by Migration: Encounters with the Tropical World in the Nineteenth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989). Mr Oakes, a former member of the Madras Supreme Council, testified thus in London when Sir George sought to divorce his wife for adultery: ‘He speaks of Lady Barlow’s Tiffins or Lunches at noon as a Table of Gaiety in which Lady Barlow was fond of indulging and did hear that she had rather too much Wine upon these occasions’.

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