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Assembling the Property Market in Great Britain, 1750-1925
Desmond Fitz-Gibbon, Mount Holyoke College

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The London Auction Mart and the Marketability of Real Estate in England, 1808-1864 (Article)
Title: The London Auction Mart and the Marketability of Real Estate in England, 1808-1864
Author: Desmond Fitz-Gibbon
Abstract: This article considers the cultural work of commoditization through the example of the London Auction Mart and the market for real estate in early nineteenth-century England. The auctioneers who founded this exchange sought to reconfigure the organization of property sales in an institution that would bring order and transparency to a world of informal institutions, local markets, and private exchange. The Auction Mart made visible the idea of a universal, abstract property market. At the same time, it offered a new social and cultural space in which to negotiate the often contradictory meanings of marketable property. This work of making the property market meaningful is told through institutional archives, published accounts, diaries, and estate correspondence.
Year: 2016
Access Model: Subscription Only
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Journal of British Studies
Publisher: Cambridge University Press


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