Author:Robert Torrens

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Robert Torrens

Colonel in Royal Marines, of Irish extraction; political economist, MP, owner of the influential Globe newspaper and prolific writer, father of the politician Robert Richard Torrens


  • The Economists Refuted; Or, An Inquiry Into the Nature and Extent of the Advantages Derived from Trade, 1808
  • Celibia Choosing a Husband (1809), a novel
  • An Essay on Money and Paper Currency, 1812. (external scan)
  • The Victim Of Intolerance or the Hermit Of Killarney, 1814 (external scan)
  • An Essay on the External Corn Trade, 1815. (external scan)
  • A paper on the means of reducing the poors rates, 1817 (external scan)
  • A comparative estimate of the effects which a continuance and a removal of the restriction upon cash payments are respectively calculated to produce: with strictures on Mr. Ricardo's proposal for obtaining a secure and economical currency, 1819 (external scan)
  • An Essay on the Production of Wealth, 1821. (external scan)
  • Letters on Commercial Policy, 1833.
  • On Wages and Combination, 1834. (external scan)
  • Evidence in "Report from the Select Committee on Steam Carriages" (1834)
  • Colonization Of South Australia, 1835 (external scan)
  • A Letter to the Right Honorable Sir Robert Peel, Bart. Etc On the Condition of England, and on the Means of Removing the Causes of Distress, 1843 (external scan)
    • Postscript to a Letter to the Right Hon. Sir Robert Peel on the condition of England, and on the means of removing the causes of distress, 1843 (external scan)
    • A Letter to the Right Honorable Sir Robert Peel, Bart..., second edition, 1849 (external scan)
  • The Budget: On Commercial and Colonial Policy, 1844 (external scan)
  • The Principles and Practical Operation of Sir Robert Peel's Bill of 1844, 1844. (external scan)
  • Tracts on Finance and Trade, 1852.
  • Two speeches of Robert R. Torrens, Esq., M.P., on emigration, and the colonies, 1870 (external scan)

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Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1929, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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