Arthur Mills Correspondence 1840-1897
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The South Sea Company was founded in 1711 to trade with Spanish America, on the assumption that the War of the Spanish Succession would end with a treaty permitting such trade. The Treaty of Utrecht, 1713, was less favourable than had been hoped, but confidence in the Company remained artificially high. In 1720, there was an incredible boom in South Sea stock, as a result of the Company's proposal, accepted by parliament, to take over the national debt (South Sea Bubble). This eventually led to ...
Arthur Mills was a British politician and businessman. He was a Conservative member of Parliament representing Exeter, a member of the London School Board, and a member of the Board of Directors of the London and South Western Railway. From the guide to the Arthur Mills Correspondence, 1840-1897, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) ...