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BAMBERGER, Ludwig (1823-1899): German economist and politician

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Reference code(s): GB 0097 BAMBERGER
Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science
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Full title: BAMBERGER, Ludwig (1823-1899): German economist and politician
Date(s): c1865-c1900
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2 boxes
Name of creator(s): Bamberger | Ludwig | 1823-1899 | German economist and politician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Ludwig Bamberger was born in Mainz and after studying at Geissen, Heidelberg and Gottingen, became a lawyer. During the 1848 revolution Bamberger was a leader of the Republican party in Mainz and in 1849 he continued to campaign in the Palatinate and Baden, for which he was condemned to death, despite escaping to Switzerland.

Bamberger's exile was spent in London, the Netherlands and Paris, where he became managing director of Bischoffheim and Goldschmidt bank. He returned to Germany in 1866 following an amnesty. He was elected to the Reichstag and joined the National Liberal Party, supporting the work of Bismark. He became a leading authority on finance and economics in the Reichstag, attending the Versailles peace negotiations in 1870. Bamberger was also influential in the establishment of the German Imperial Bank. He retired from public life in 1892.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Ludwig Bamberger, economist and politician, [1865-1900], comprise correspondence, and a pamphlet biography of Bamberger by Otto Hartwig.

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2 boxes

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Most items can be photocopied, subject to handling and copyright restrictions. No material may be published without the prior permission of both the copyright holder and the Library. All applications for publication must be made to the Archivist in the first instance, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user.

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Sources: Copied from LSE Archives CALM database

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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:
Feb 2008

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