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William Thomas Thornton's Career at East India House: 1836-1880

William Thomas Thornton's Career at East India House: 1836-1880 Correspondence may be addressed to Mark Donoghue, Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117570; e-mail: ecsmd@nus.edu.sg. I thank William Coleman, Tony Endres, Keith Forster, Peter Groenewegen, Jeff Lipkes, David Reisman, John Whitaker, Mike White, and two anonymous referees for extremely useful comments and suggestions on earlier versions of this article. I retain full responsibility for any remaining shortcomings. I am also grateful to the librarians and archivists at Hatfield House, the National Library of Scotland, and the Central Liverpool Library for granting me permission to reproduce extracts from, respectively, the Marquis of Salisbury papers, the Sir Robert Liston papers, and the Thornton letters preserved in the Derby Collection. Finally, I record my gratitude to the staff of the Oriental and India Office Collections for their friendly and unfaltering assistance during the course of many years of research there. 1. In their editorial introduction, Mirowski and Tradewell add little to what was already known of Thornton’s life and times. Even Jeff Lipkes (1999), who to date has provided the most thorough assessment of Thornton’s intellectual biography, refrains from delving into his History of Political Economy 36:2 © 2004 by Duke University http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png History of Political Economy Duke University Press

William Thomas Thornton's Career at East India House: 1836-1880

History of Political Economy , Volume 36 (2) – Jun 1, 2004

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Copyright 2004 by Duke University Press
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Correspondence may be addressed to Mark Donoghue, Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117570; e-mail: ecsmd@nus.edu.sg. I thank William Coleman, Tony Endres, Keith Forster, Peter Groenewegen, Jeff Lipkes, David Reisman, John Whitaker, Mike White, and two anonymous referees for extremely useful comments and suggestions on earlier versions of this article. I retain full responsibility for any remaining shortcomings. I am also grateful to the librarians and archivists at Hatfield House, the National Library of Scotland, and the Central Liverpool Library for granting me permission to reproduce extracts from, respectively, the Marquis of Salisbury papers, the Sir Robert Liston papers, and the Thornton letters preserved in the Derby Collection. Finally, I record my gratitude to the staff of the Oriental and India Office Collections for their friendly and unfaltering assistance during the course of many years of research there. 1. In their editorial introduction, Mirowski and Tradewell add little to what was already known of Thornton’s life and times. Even Jeff Lipkes (1999), who to date has provided the most thorough assessment of Thornton’s intellectual biography, refrains from delving into his History of Political Economy 36:2 © 2004 by Duke University

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History of Political EconomyDuke University Press

Published: Jun 1, 2004

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