© 1974

At Spes non Fracta

Hope & Co. 1770–1815


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

  3. Baltic Affairs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Marten Gerbertus Buist
      Pages 73-92
    3. Marten Gerbertus Buist
      Pages 93-110
    4. Marten Gerbertus Buist
      Pages 111-121
    5. Marten Gerbertus Buist
      Pages 123-154
    6. Marten Gerbertus Buist
      Pages 155-185
    7. Marten Gerbertus Buist
      Pages 187-226
  4. Iberian Affairs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Silver

      1. Marten Gerbertus Buist
        Pages 279-294
      2. Marten Gerbertus Buist
        Pages 295-309
      3. Marten Gerbertus Buist
        Pages 311-331
      4. Marten Gerbertus Buist
        Pages 333-356
      5. Marten Gerbertus Buist
        Pages 357-380
    3. Diamonds

      1. Marten Gerbertus Buist
        Pages 383-427
    4. Cochineal

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 453-716

About this book


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.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Rijksuniversiteit te GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title At Spes non Fracta
  • Book Subtitle Hope & Co. 1770–1815
  • Authors Marten Gerbertus Buist
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-011-8201-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-8858-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 716
  • Number of Illustrations 52 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of Economic Thought/Methodology
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