Letters relating to French commerce

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative / Biographical History

No information available at present.

Access Information

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.

Acquisition Information

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

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Mostly 9½" x 7".

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

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.