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Letters relating to French commerce

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 693
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Letters relating to French commerce
Date(s): 1731-1842
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 29 items
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

No information available at present.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letters to merchants in France, 1731-1842, with details of trade, movement of cargoes, prices, and credit. The letters are from European cities including Cayenne (French Guiana), St Pierre (Martinique), Bristol, London, Christiana (Oslo), Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Milan, Genoa, Livourne (Livorno), Hamburg, Dresden, Berlin, Chambery (Savoy), and Vevey (Switzerland) Recipients include Schröder, Schyler & Co. of Bordeaux; Roux and Co, Marseilles; Gaden, Klissisch and Co, Bordeaux; La Baume and Co, Beaune; and P. Olivier and Co, St Omer.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
French, German, Italian, English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Bought at Hodgson's sale of 25 Mar 1966 (lot 502).

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Nov 2001

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