Bonamy Price

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Bonamy Price
Born (1807-05-22)22 May 1807
St Peter Port
Died 8 January 1888(1888-01-08) (aged 80)

Bonamy Price (22 May 1807 – 8 January 1888) was an English political economist.


He was born at St Peter Port, Guernsey, and entered at Worcester College, Oxford, in 1825, where he took a double first in 1829. From 1830 to 1850 he was an assistant master at Rugby school. He then lived for some years in London, being engaged in business and literary work, and was appointed to serve on various royal commissions.

In 1868 he was elected Drummond Professor of Political Economy at Oxford, and was thrice re-elected to the post, which he held till his death. In 1883 he was elected an honorary fellow of his college. In addition to his professorial work, he was in much request as a popular lecturer on political economy.

He died in London in 1888.[1]He had married Lydia Roe in 1834; a daughter Bertha married Daniel Conner Lathbury.[1]

His principal publications, exclusive of pamphlets, were: The Principles of Currency (1869), Currency and Banking (1876), Chapters on Practical Political Economy (1878).[1]

U.S. Senator from Missouri Carl Schurz quoted extensively from one of Price's treatises during his Senate speech of 14 January 1874.[2]


  1. ^ a b c  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Price, Bonamy". Encyclopædia Britannica. 22 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 314. 
  2. ^ Wikisource-logo.svgThe Currency — Specie Payments,” Congressional Record, 43rd Congress, 1st Session, pp. 634-645.

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