At Spes non Fracta

Hope & Co. 1770–1815

Authors: Buist, Marten Gerbertus

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The setting for this study is reflected in the sub-title 'Merchant bankers and diplomats at work. ' The aim is to follow the partners in their many and diverse activities: in their relationship towards each other, in their contacts with other houses and in their attitudes towards government of­ ficials. Moreover, the author has attempted to show the motives for their commercial and financial actions, where these were discernible. A point of departure such as this implies that the surviving correspondence consti­ tutes the principal source of information. Quantitative data are included, but within this framework their role is subsidiary. Because this book is intended for various categories of readers, it has been divided into three parts. The introductory chapter, which contains an abridged history of Hope & Co. up to 1815, is intended for those whose interest in the subject is of a more general nature. In the same chapter, a number of main themes such as the growth of foreign loans in the Nether­ lands and the technique per se of issuing loans are discussed, and at­ tention is devoted to some of the problems of trade and to the question whether Hope & Co. should be viewed as merchants or as bankers. In conclusion, an impression is given of the part played by Amsterdam as a financial centre during the Napoleonic era and of the very exceptional po­ sition which Hope & Co. occupied at that time.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • The Family and the Firm Some Observations on Commerce and Banking in the Late 18th Century

    Buist, Marten Gerbertus

    Pages 3-69

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  • Swedish Prelude

    Buist, Marten Gerbertus

    Pages 73-92

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  • Money for the Turkish War

    Buist, Marten Gerbertus

    Pages 93-110

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  • Polish Interlude

    Buist, Marten Gerbertus

    Pages 111-121

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  • A Dutch Broker at the Russian Court

    Buist, Marten Gerbertus

    Pages 123-154

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
At Spes non Fracta
Book Subtitle
Hope & Co. 1770–1815
Authors
Copyright
1974
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-8858-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-8858-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-011-8201-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
716
Number of Illustrations
52 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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