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Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO 63130-4899)
Alice H. Jones (Project Director: August 1973 to present)

Wealth Estimates for the American Colonies, 1774

To estimate the wealth of the thirteen American colonies and to make regional comparisons with data based on probate inventories. The results of the research will be published in a monograph and a supplementary volume. The results contribute to knowledge of the level of living, the distribution of wealth, economic strength, early origins of capital and other historical conditions in the American colonies and furnish a basis for estimating American economic growth rates before the 19th century.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Basic Research

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$29,889 (approved)
$29,889 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1973 – 5/31/1976