Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1065
TitleUnsigned memorandum in French; n.d. [c.1710-1724]
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionProposal to establish a Lombard [the Lombard Bank?] in London; defines the Lombard as 'un lieu ou les Bourgeois d'une ville trouvent de l'argent dans leurs besoins, sur bijous, vaisselles, marchandises, meubles et habits'; notes the existence of Lombards throughout Italy and Flanders; argues for the suppression of individual houses dabbling in this commerce in London and the creation of a public Lombard to benefit the state.

Describes the method for setting up the Lombard and details structure and method of operation; outlines advantages and responsibilities and emphasises the importance of confidentiality.

This document is undated; the date provided is based on that of the bundle.
Termbanks and banking, Lombard Bank?, establishment of

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29904Lombard Bank, London, fl c.1710-1724fl c.1710-1724
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