By Marten Gerbertus Buist
The atmosphere for this learn is mirrored within the sub-title 'Merchant bankers and diplomats at paintings. ' the purpose is to persist with the companions of their many and numerous actions: of their courting in the direction of one another, of their contacts with different homes and of their attitudes in the direction of govt of ficials. in addition, the writer has tried to teach the reasons for his or her advertisement and fiscal activities, the place those have been discernible. some extent of departure corresponding to this suggests that the surviving correspondence consti tutes the significant resource of knowledge. Quantitative information are incorporated, yet inside of this framework their position is subsidiary. simply because this booklet is meant for numerous different types of readers, it's been divided into 3 components. The introductory bankruptcy, which includes an abridged heritage of desire & Co. as much as 1815, is meant for these whose curiosity within the topic is of a extra common nature. within the related bankruptcy, a couple of major issues equivalent to the expansion of international loans within the Nether lands and the procedure in step with se of issuing loans are mentioned, and at tention is dedicated to a few of the issues of exchange and to the query no matter if wish & Co. could be considered as retailers or as bankers. In end, an influence is given of the half performed by means of Amsterdam as a monetary centre through the Napoleonic period and of the very unheard of po sition which desire & Co. occupied at the moment.
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