Treatise by Jacques Angrand on French finance

Scope and Content

Manuscript volume containing a treatise by Jacques Angrand, Vicompte de Fontpertuis, on French finance, [1740], comprising a treatise on the benefit of public credit, entitled 'L'Utilité du crédit public', demonstrated in four parts. The manuscript includes an allegorical drawing in pen and ink on folio 8.

Administrative / Biographical History

No information available at present.


Single item. The manuscript was previously known as University of London MS 106a.

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

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.

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Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Manuscript quarto. Bound in morocco.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Smith 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.

Custodial History

The manuscript contains the arms of Anne-Robert Jacques Turgot, Baron de L'Aulne (1727-1781), a French economist and statesman, and was probably made especially for him. It is also inscribed 'ex libris [S]. Fourgeaud Lagrèze'.

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