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Compagnie de Commerce de Lorraine financial records

Ms. Coll. 562

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Compagnie de Commerce de Lorraine.
Title:
Compagnie de Commerce de Lorraine financial records
Date [inclusive]:
1694-1791
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 562
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (1 box)
Language:
French
Abstract:
Compagnie de Commerce de Lorraine was founded by Duke Leopold of Lorraine in 1724, with Regard d'Aubonne as director general and Claude Regnault among its other directors, and dissolved by the 1760s. One purpose of the company was to protect commerce in the duchy from the French economic crisis precipitated by the inflation and crash of the stock of John Law's Compagnie des Indes. These 31 files include a few printed documents pertaining to the establishment of the Compagnie and numerous account calculations and documents concerning the liquidation of the Compagnie.
Cite as:
Compagnie de Commerce de Lorraine financial records, 1694-1791, Ms. Coll. 562, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Compagnie de Commerce de Lorraine was founded by Duke Leopold of Lorraine in 1724, with Regard d'Aubonne as director general and Claude Regnault among its other directors, and dissolved by the 1760s. One purpose of the company was to protect commerce in the duchy from the French economic crisis precipitated by the inflation and crash of the stock of John Law's Compagnie des Indes.

Scope and Contents

The first of two series is chronological and extends from 1694 to 1785. These 31 files include a few printed documents pertaining to the establishment of the Compagnie and numerous account calculations and documents concerning the liquidation of the Compagnie. The names of Claude Regnault, Regard d'Aubonne, and members of the Petitjean and DuBullion families appear frequently. The documents earlier than 1724 include the marriage contract of Claude Regnault and some financial documents concerning him. The second series, consisting of six files, preserves a collection of materials on Regnault's creditors primarily from the 1770s and 1780s labeled "Liasse de renseignement pour compter avec les créanciers de Mr. Regnault." These documents repeatedly refer to the Compagnie.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2015 April 13

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Clémence Scouten

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Alain Brieux, 1960.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Business records
  • Financial records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Lorraine (France)
Personal Name(s)
  • Regnault, Claude

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Collection Inventory

I. Financial Records, 1694-1791.

Box Folder

Marriage contract of Claude Regnault and Louise de la Rau, 1694 January 17.

1 1

Financial documents of Claude Regnault, 1720-1722.

1 2

Financial documents signed by Regard d'Aubonne, 1724 March 27.

1 3

Edit de son altesse royale pourtant creation d'une compagnie de commerce, 1724 June 6.

1 4

Décompte de Mr. Daubonne aved Mr. Gousseaume, 1724 July 6.

1 5

Printed documents concerning the establishment of the Compagnie, 1724 August 26.

1 6

Documents concerning Claude Regnault, 1724.

1 7

Requete (for the creation of the Compagnie?), circa 1725.

1 8

Fragments of statement or memoir, circa 1726.

1 9

Promise of payment, 1727.

1 10

Copy of letter from M. Chaurelain to M. Daudiffret, 1732 June 8.

1 11

Financial statement, circa 1733 February 24.

1 12

Compte de M. Daubonne, 1737 October 17.

1 13

Document connected with Petijean as avocat, 1749 January.

1 14

Documents concerning the Petitjean family, 1751.

1 15

Document possibly concerning inheritance, 1752 December 7.

1 16

Extrait des registres (concerning Charles Louis Gillet), 1753 January 2.

1 17

Document concerning Petitjean family, 1753 January 15.

1 18

Items concerning a debt and M. DeBullion, 1760, 1764.

1 19

Documents concerning liquidation, 1762 July 7.

1 20

Tarif de la reduction des monnoyes de France et de Lorraine, 1763.

1 21

Arrest du Conseil d'Etat...concernant...l'acquittement des dettes de la Lorraine, 1766 March 10.

1 22

Etat des numeros des 360 souscriptions...1740-1766, 1766 March 22.

1 23

Extrait concerning M. Tonceau (avocat) et M. Petitjean, 1766 October 11.

1 24

Letter to M. Ponceau, avocat, 1769 September 18.

1 25

Document of the Chambres des Comptes de Lorraine, 1775 February 13.

1 26

Documents signed by Jean LeClerc concerning the former Companie, 1775 July 13.

1 27

Memoire (summary of Compagnie de Commerce de Lorraine), 1775.

1 28

Partie du Sr. Gilbert, remboursee et payee a M. et Mme. DeBullion, 1776.

1 29

Extracts concerning Madame DeBullion, 1785.

1 30

"Les directeurs demande contre Le [illegible] [Raclot]", undated.

1 31

II. Creditor Information, undated.

Box Folder

Regnault creditor information, undated.

1 32-37