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Cernuschi, Henri: letter (1878)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL279
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Cernuschi, Henri: letter (1878)
Date(s): 1878
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Cernuschi | Henri | 1821-1896 | Italian politician and economist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Henri Cernuschi was born in Milan in 1821. He became involved in the Revolutions of 1848 when still student. In 1850 he left Italy for France, where he became a successful banker and writer on economics, known for his advocacy of bimetallism. He was expelled from France in 1870 during the last days of Napoleon III's rule, but returned a few months later when the Imperials regime collapsed. During the 1870s Cernuschi travelled in East Asia and collected many examples of Asian art. On his death, he bequeathed his collection to the City of Paris, where today it is open to the public as the Musée Cernuschi.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Henri Cernuschi of 17 Avenue Velasquez, Parc Monceau to [Henry Hucks] Gibbs, 17 Nov 1878. Covering letter enclosing a copy of Cernuschi's La Diplomatie Monétaire en 1878 (1878), made up from a series of articles previously published in Le Siècle. Written in another hand and signed by Marbeau.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

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:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Found enclosed in a volume of pamphlets: H. Cernuschi. Le Bimétallisme (1876-1878) - classmark: [G.L.] E (S) [Aldenham Collection] 29

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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:
July 2008

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