The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Pownall, Thomas (1722–1805)

  • Henry W. Spiegel
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95189-5_1547

Abstract

English colonial administrator and Governor of Massachusetts, Pownall was an early critic of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations. He published his criticism under the title A Letter from Governor Pownall to Adam Smith in 48 large quarto pages late in 1776. Smith acknowledged it in a polite letter early in 1777. There is a further reference to the matter in Smith’s correspondence with Andreas Holt of 26 October 1780.

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References

  1. Pownall, C.A.W. 1908. Thomas Pownall. London: Stevens.Google Scholar
  2. Schutz, J.A. 1951. Thomas Pownall. Glendale: A.H. Clark.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry W. Spiegel
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