Compagnie de Commerce de Lorraine financial records
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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.
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.
Purchased from Alain Brieux, 1960.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Clémence Scouten
- Finding Aid Date
- 2015 April 13
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