A.L.S., 1754 Dec. 3, Voltaire, at Lyons to his Notary, 2 p. + cover + blank page

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Title
A.L.S., 1754 Dec. 3, Voltaire, at Lyons to his Notary, 2 p. + cover + blank page
Names
Maitland, Alexander (d. 1907) (Collector)
Voltaire (1694-1778) (Author)
Collection

Maitland collection of South Sea Company and Mississippi Scheme papers, 1669-1774, bulk (1711-1720)

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1669-1774, bulk (1711-1720)
Date Created: 1754-12-03
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 1848
Notes
Content: Collection formerly known as South Sea Company Miscellaneous Papers.
Content: The South Sea Company was formed circa 1711 by the Britishgovernment with a monopoly on trade in South America in exchange for liquidating the British national debt by selling shares in its trading enterprises and funding payment of the debt from a part of the company's capital stock. In 1721 the inflated value of the company's shares collapsed which brought on the fall of the British government and widespread financial and political ruin. The Mississippi Scheme was a rival project in France devised by the Scottish economist John Law.
Ownership: 1897 Maitland, Alexander Gift
Ownership: MSS 86M15
Content: Collection consists of correspondence and papers concerning the South Sea Company and the Mississippi Scheme.
Content: One leaf folded to create 4 pages.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12018646
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): da286c00-c602-012f-3807-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1669: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1669). A.L.S., 1754 Dec. 3, Voltaire, at Lyons to his Notary, 2 p. + cover + blank page Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8fb09471-e045-0996-e040-e00a18067e25

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A.L.S., 1754 Dec. 3, Voltaire, at Lyons to his Notary, 2 p. + cover + blank page