Reference numberCLP/24/47
TitlePaper, 'A short discourse of ye motif and manner of erecting in the low countries A Monti di Pieta' by Van Helmont [written in the hand of Henry Oldenburgh, Secretary of the Royal Society]
Date17th century
DescriptionA description of the 'Monte di Pieta', an institutional pawnbroker run as a charity, 'whose point it was to receive ye goods of poor people, to value you aright and to lend you thereupon at least 3/4 of ye whole value.' Description of these in the low countries [Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg].

Subject: Anthropology
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
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