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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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Marriage contract of Claude Regnault and Louise de la Rau, 1694 January 17.
Box 1 Folder 1
Financial documents of Claude Regnault, 1720-1722.
Box 1 Folder 2
Financial documents signed by Regard d'Aubonne, 1724 March 27.
Box 1 Folder 3
Edit de son altesse royale pourtant creation d'une compagnie de commerce, 1724 June 6.
Box 1 Folder 4
Décompte de Mr. Daubonne aved Mr. Gousseaume , 1724 July 6.
Box 1 Folder 5
Printed documents concerning the establishment of the Compagnie, 1724 August 26.
Box 1 Folder 6
Documents concerning Claude Regnault , 1724.
Box 1 Folder 7
Requete (for the creation of the Compagnie?), circa 1725.
Box 1 Folder 8
Fragments of statement or memoir , circa 1726.
Box 1 Folder 9
Promise of payment, 1727.
Box 1 Folder 10
Copy of letter from M. Chaurelain to M. Daudiffret , 1732 June 8.
Box 1 Folder 11
Financial statement , circa 1733 February 24.
Box 1 Folder 12
Compte de M. Daubonne, 1737 October 17.
Box 1 Folder 13
Document connected with Petijean as avocat , 1749 January.
Box 1 Folder 14
Documents concerning the Petitjean family , 1751.
Box 1 Folder 15
Document possibly concerning inheritance, 1752 December 7.
Box 1 Folder 16
Extrait des registres (concerning Charles Louis Gillet), 1753 January 2.
Box 1 Folder 17
Document concerning Petitjean family , 1753 January 15.
Box 1 Folder 18
Items concerning a debt and M. DeBullion , 1760, 1764.
Box 1 Folder 19
Documents concerning liquidation , 1762 July 7.
Box 1 Folder 20
Tarif de la reduction des monnoyes de France et de Lorraine , 1763.
Box 1 Folder 21
Arrest du Conseil d'Etat...concernant...l'acquittement des dettes de la Lorraine, 1766 March 10.
Box 1 Folder 22
Etat des numeros des 360 souscriptions...1740-1766, 1766 March 22.
Box 1 Folder 23
Extrait concerning M. Tonceau (avocat) et M. Petitjean, 1766 October 11.
Box 1 Folder 24
Letter to M. Ponceau, avocat, 1769 September 18.
Box 1 Folder 25
Document of the Chambres des Comptes de Lorraine, 1775 February 13.
Box 1 Folder 26
Documents signed by Jean LeClerc concerning the former Companie, 1775 July 13.
Box 1 Folder 27
Memoire (summary of Compagnie de Commerce de Lorraine), 1775.
Box 1 Folder 28
Partie du Sr. Gilbert, remboursee et payee a M. et Mme. DeBullion, 1776.
Box 1 Folder 29
Extracts concerning Madame DeBullion, 1785.
Box 1 Folder 30
"Les directeurs demande contre Le [illegible] [Raclot]", undated.
Box 1 Folder 31

Regnault creditor information, undated.
Box 1 Folder 32-37

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