Manuscript orders made by the Hamburg Company, 26 Jan 1668, to prevent 'employing unfreemen to buy and shipp off woolen' .
Orders relating to the German woollen trade
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 402
- Dates of Creation1668
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 item
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
During this period Hamburg was one of the most economically important towns in Germany. A stock exchange was founded in 1558 and the Bank of Hamburg in 1619; a convoy system for shipping was inaugurated in 1662, Hamburg's merchantmen being the first to be escorted on the high seas by men-of-war.
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Bought from Percy Dobell and Son, Jan. 1952. Shelved with MS. 324.
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Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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