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How to speculate according to the ‘merchant principle’

Price data for financial instruments and commodities was relatively easy to access during the eighteenth century. We know that price lists, such as Castaing’s Course of the Exchange, were regarded as valuable, that they were kept and that they were … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year bonuses for eighteenth-century bankers

A report produced by the Bank of England over the year from March 1783 to March 1784 shows that gift-giving at Christmas and New Year was regularly observed by customers and the Bank also gave gifts to valued connections. Eighteenth-century … Continue reading

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