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Turgot, Anne-Robert Jacques, Baron de l'Aulne

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 131
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Turgot, Anne-Robert Jacques, Baron de l'Aulne
Date(s): 1770
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume containing 46 leaves
Name of creator(s): Turgot | Anne-Robert Jacques | 1727-1781 | Baron de l'Aume | French economist and statesman
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Anne-Robert Jacques Turgot (1727-1781) became a deputy solicitor general in January 1752 and later a counselor magistrate to the Parlement (supreme court of law) in Paris (December 1752). In 1753 he bought the office of examiner of petitions, and by 1761 Turgot had drawn enough attention to himself for Louis XV to accept his nomination as Intendant to the administrative region of Limoges. He occupied this post for 13 years and there displayed his extraordinary capacities as an administrator, reformer, and economist. He was appointed comptroller general by Louis XIV on 24 Aug 1774, and tried unsuccessfully to institute financial reform.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript volume containing a treatise on usury written by Anne-Robert Jacques Turgot, Baron de l'Aume, Intendant of Limoges, and dated 27 Jan 1770 (at Limoges). This manuscript was probably Turgot's own copy.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item.

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:

Part of the Goldsmith's Library of Economic Literature, initially collected by Herbert Somerton Foxwell and presented by the Goldsmith's Company to the University of London in 1903.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Printed in 1789 under the title Mémoires sur la prêt à interêt (a copy of which is in the Goldsmith's Library as GL 13798).

Description Notes

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

Rules or conventions:
ISAD(G) 2nd edition, and NCA rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names (1997).

Date(s) of descriptions:
Aug 2000

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