Dugard of Rouen: French Trade to Canada and the West Indies, by Dale Miquelon

By Dale Miquelon

In 1953 the owner of the chateau of Bonneval at los angeles Haye-Aubrée par Routot within the Norman division of Eure offered the French nationwide data with a suite of eighteenth-century papers. that they had been dropped at the chateau via earlier vendors on the time of the French Revolution. The owner used to be unrelated to those shadowy figures, and the papers involved neither his relations nor the property. Now deposited on the records Nationales in Paris, the forty five cartons of letters and enterprise papers inform the tale of the company actions of the Dugard relatives of Rouen. The earliest merchandise within the assortment is a invoice of trade dated three January 1658/59, and the final letter is from 1794. many of the papers predicament Roben Dugard, 1704-70, and a couple of businesses shaped via him and a number of other Rouen retailers, between them the societé du Canada. Dugard and corporate, because the societé could be known as with much less formality, was once based in 1729 to take advantage of the exchange of Canada with France and the West Indies. quickly it directed its recognition to the advance of a Franco-Caribbean exchange self reliant of its North-Atlantic trade. the current historical past is a case research of a company partnership. the dimensions and constitution of eighteenth-century French company agencies, the character of French enterprise finance, tools and maritime coverage, French commodities of alternate and markets, and the relation of French company to govt are all tested. So too is the way and volume of the penetration of French enterprise into Canada and the West Indies.

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31 Three bills of exchange drawn on him are extant. The earliest is dated London, 3 January 1658/59, and by it David Congnard and Actham request "Mr. Robert Dugard, Marchant In Roane" to pay Mr. "41 This does not mean that Robert III did not begin his career until 1680. 42 Robert III may have weathered the Revocation with minimum difficulty. 43 In a permit allowing him to keep 15,000 livres for business purposes at his home, Rue de la Madeleine, St. 44 The commission agent was one with international connections.

Dugard of Amsterdam then recorded Van Paarling's account as debtor to his own account with his father. 59 This settled accounts with Hamburg, but left Dugard his father's debtor. Dugard purchased wool from Barthelemy van Schelde of Altona. 60 The process was reversed in the case of Peter Tervoet of Bremen. 61 If exchange rates were unfavourable, they could be avoided. 62 All of the above uses of the bill of exchange are related to transactions in merchandise. But drafts were also bought and sold to gain on exchange rates or as a means to obtain credit.

59 This settled accounts with Hamburg, but left Dugard his father's debtor. Dugard purchased wool from Barthelemy van Schelde of Altona. 60 The process was reversed in the case of Peter Tervoet of Bremen. 61 If exchange rates were unfavourable, they could be avoided. 62 All of the above uses of the bill of exchange are related to transactions in merchandise. But drafts were also bought and sold to gain on exchange rates or as a means to obtain credit. Dugard did not attempt these speculative uses of the bill of exchange.

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