By David Ricardo
This quantity is a suite of private correspondence and first-person memories that concentrate on Ricardo's lifestyles outdoor of his political fiscal endeavors. those missives challenge the elements of Ricardo's lifestyles that encompass his personality, his amiable and beneficiant nature, his profitable company dealings, and his own relationships. It features a memoir written by means of one in every of his brothers that sheds gentle approximately his relations, his formative adolescence, and his schooling. There are chapters on his front into the inventory marketplace as a trifling youngster and documents of his meteoric climb in the monetary group to an exceptionally profitable station. the full sequence comprises: quantity 1: at the ideas of Political economic climate and Taxation quantity 2: Notes on Malthus’s rules of Political financial system quantity three: Pamphlets and Papers 1809-1811 quantity four: Pamphlets and Papers 1815-1823 quantity five: Speeches and facts quantity 6: Letters 1810-1815 quantity 7: Letters 1816-1818 quantity eight: Letters 1819-1821 quantity nine: Letters 1821-1823 quantity 10: Biographical Miscellany quantity eleven: normal Index
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Abraham Ricardo is assessed at £2 and his future father-in-law, Abraham Delvalle, at £4. 16s. 8d. 1 Abraham Ricardo, like his father, was a stockbroker in Amsterdam. The Dutch at the time possessed ‘great property’ in the English Funds, as Adam Smith says, 2 and these formed a large proportion of the stock dealt in on the Amsterdam Bourse. During the Seven Years War (1756–1763) the neutrality of Holland enabled them to subscribe to the English war loans and thereby increase enormously their stake in the Funds.
This confirms the statement in the Memoir that he was sent to Holland ‘when very young’, returning home ‘after two years’ absence’ (above, p. 3). als meede de Naamen en Woonplaatsen der Joodsche Kooplieden. The entries in question are respectively in the editions from 1779 to 1783 and from 1784 to 1787. ’ 1 There may have been some commercial object in arranging for Ricardo to become acquainted with the language and the customs of the country; but if we consider the age at which he was sent there (eleven to thirteen) and the fact that his father was an orthodox Jew, there can be little doubt that the school in Amsterdam to which old Ricardo was so keen to send his son was the Talmud Tora, a school of great reputation which had been founded in 1616 and was attached to the Portuguese Synagogue there.
2. 2 Information kindly supplied by the Borough Librarian of Islington from the local Rate Books. 3 She was buried at the Jewish cemetery at Mile End, 22 Oct. 1801. 4 The will, dated 11 Feb. 1802 with codicils of 4 March 1807 and 30 May 1808, was proved on 3 April 1812. The original executors of the will were his son Jacob Ricardo, Raphael Brandon and David Samuda. By the codicil of 1807 another son, Joseph, replaced Brandon, and David was added as a fourth executor. 5 Including in this figure what some of them had received during his lifetime.
Biographical Miscellany Vol 10 by David Ricardo