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Observations Importantes by Sugar Traders in Nantes, France

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0450

Scope and Content

The first manuscript document is entitled "Observations Importantes" and was written in 1788 by anonymous sugar traders in Nantes, France. The traders claimed indemnities because their trade suffered as a result of the "Traite des Noirs pour les colonies" in the years 1787-1788. They also complained about the refusal of the "Ferme Generale" to pay the premiums for the slaves. The second manuscript document is entitled "Avis" and appears to have been written by deputies of commerce of Brittany. The Avis responds to the "Observations" and also discusses the growing arms trade.

Dates

  • 1788

Access

The collection is open for research.

Extent

0.01 Linear feet (2 items)

Language of Materials

French

Abstract

"Observations Importantes" by anonymous sugar traders in Nantes, France, and an "Avis" written by the deputies of commerce of Brittany.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Alternate Form of Material

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Title
A Guide to the Observations Importantes by Sugar Traders in Nantes, France
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by Dept. Staff
Date
June 2007
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

Contact:
George A. Smathers Libraries
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Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America
352-273-2755