Gray: ‘The Memoirs Life and Character of the Great Mr. Law and His Brother at Paris’

The Memoirs Life and Character of the Great Mr. Law and His Brother at Paris (1721) was first published in London soon after the collapse of John Law’s Mississippi Scheme, and his escape from Paris to Venice.

Gray claims to have been personally acquainted with John Law from the time Law first left Scotland until the time he was forced to leave France.

As a writer employed by Law in his Parisian comptoir during the period in which he was Controller General of France, Gray provides a first-hand account of many aspects of the rise and fall of both Law and his Mississippi Scheme.

This pamphlet remains an important and influential contemporary narrative of both the life of John Law and his Mississippi Scheme, and the accounts it contains have been used as source material for all subsequent biographies of John Law.

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  • Paperback: 102 pages
  • Published: April 26, 2014
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934619094
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934619094
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.3 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.8 ounces