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The Resource Elihu Yale : merchant, collector & patron, Diana Scarisbrick and Benjamin Zucker

Elihu Yale : merchant, collector & patron, Diana Scarisbrick and Benjamin Zucker

Label
Elihu Yale : merchant, collector & patron
Title
Elihu Yale
Title remainder
merchant, collector & patron
Statement of responsibility
Diana Scarisbrick and Benjamin Zucker
Title variation
Merchant, collector and patron
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Elihu Yale's name is famous for the great educational institution, Yale University, of which he was an early benefactor. He made his fortune in India, mostly through trading in diamonds. Arriving in Madras in 1672, through his outstanding abilities he rose through the hierarchy of the East India Company settlement from clerk to governor. When he returned to London in 1699 he brought with him Indian gems, furniture, and textiles, and proceeded to amass a collection of some ten thousand items, dispersed at seven auction sales after his death in 1721. The catalogs of these sales survive, providing information about the lively London art market. Hitherto neglected by historians, the Yale sales prove to be a landmark in the history both of collecting and of auctioning art in early 18th-century England. The authors explore Elihu Yale's life and interests, and then turn to a study of Yale as a dealer (particularly of gems) and a collector of diamonds and jewelry, works of art, furniture, books, and other objects--some of which are now at Yale University, and some in national collections around Britain
Summary
Discusses the life and interests of one of the early benefactors of Yale University, describing how he made his fortune trading diamonds in India and rose from clerk to governor of the East India Company settlement
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10318441
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scarisbrick, Diana
Dewey number
941.069092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Zucker, Benjamin
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yale, Elihu
  • Merchants
  • Benefactors
  • Great Britain
  • Yale, Elihu
  • Benefactors
  • Civilization
  • Merchants
  • England
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Elihu Yale : merchant, collector & patron, Diana Scarisbrick and Benjamin Zucker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Merchant, gentleman, philanthropist. Boston to Fort St. George -- London life -- At home -- Gentleman of fashion -- The pleasures of music, books, and science -- Philanthropist -- Dealer & collector in London. A fortune from jewels -- The new Western taste for the East -- Yale and the art world in England
Control code
ocn876363558
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780500517260
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013948276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)876363558
Label
Elihu Yale : merchant, collector & patron, Diana Scarisbrick and Benjamin Zucker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Merchant, gentleman, philanthropist. Boston to Fort St. George -- London life -- At home -- Gentleman of fashion -- The pleasures of music, books, and science -- Philanthropist -- Dealer & collector in London. A fortune from jewels -- The new Western taste for the East -- Yale and the art world in England
Control code
ocn876363558
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780500517260
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013948276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)876363558

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