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British Economic History]. Bloomfield, Benjamin, 1st Baron Bloomfield [1768 - 1846]. Canning, George [1770 - 1827]
SWEDISH TARIFFS Of The DUTIES Of CUSTOMS PAYABLE On GOODS, WARES And MERSCHANDIZE [sic]. Lord Bloomfield's Dispatch. 7 volumes
[Stockholm], 1829. 7 notebooks: numbered 2 - 6, 8 & 'A'. Each volume with index except for No. 6: "Alterations on the Tariff Duties on Exports 1820 to 1824". 10-1 4" x 9", except Vol. 2: 9-1 2" x 7-1 2". When Jean Bernadotte was crowned Charles XIV King of Sweden and Norway in 1818 he began to introduce the ecomomic policies that would revitalize the country and move it towards industrialization. His government encouraged free enterprise and industrialized manufacturing, which soon helped to establish Sweden as a more powerful trade partner for major European countries and especially Great Britain. Sweden already had a complicated customs system in place that charged major levies on foreign trade. Charles XIV improved and promoted the tariff system, soon paid off all foreign debt, increased the national revenue, and greatly enriched his government. His next step was to develop a policy of peace abroad and beneficial diplomatic relations with Sweden?s trade partners. Benjamin Bloomfield, 1st Baron Bloomfield, was England?s answer to blunt the edge of Sweden?s aggressive customs policies. Named by his friend and confidant the Prince Regent as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Court of Bernadotte, Lord Bloomfield arrived in Stockholm in 1823. He apparently used these notebooks as a reference, as he and his legation took steps to influence the customs process to England?s advantage. As he took up his official duties in Stockholm, Lord Bloomfield encountered a wilderness of commercial negotiations that interrupted and particularly discouraged the trade of B … [Click Below for Full Description]
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