Fries & Co.
XI/38/113, 1 box
The earliest letter from this Viennese house is a general circular of 31 December 1820 announcing a new association with David Parish following sixty years of operation, the last nine years in partnership with P. F. Feronce de Rothencreuz. The letters are quite short and deal mainly with the routine business of remittances and acceptances, letters of credit and comments on the funds. Occasional extracts from accounts are enclosed and the exchange rates are given regularly. Some comment is made about political events and the effects on the stocks, such as in a letter dated 6 December 1821, "Stocks are low and will probably remain so until news is heard of the ministerial debates at Laibach."