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Title
Letter from Voltaire to notary
Names
Voltaire, 1694-1778 (Author)
Collection

Maitland collection of South Sea Company and Mississippi Scheme papers

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1754-12-03
Place: Lyons, France
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 1848
Genres
Business correspondence
Notes
Biographical/historical: The South Sea Company was formed circa 1711 by the British government 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.
Content: One leaf folded to create 4 pages.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 p. + cover + blank page
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
French
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12018646
MSS Unit ID: 1848
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): da286c00-c602-012f-3807-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1694: Creator Born
  • 1754: Created
  • 1778: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter from Voltaire to notary" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1754. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8fb09471-e045-0996-e040-e00a18067e25

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter from Voltaire to notary" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 23, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8fb09471-e045-0996-e040-e00a18067e25

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1754). Letter from Voltaire to notary Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8fb09471-e045-0996-e040-e00a18067e25

Wikipedia Citation

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Letter from Voltaire to notary