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Maatschappij tot Exploitatie der Plantage Tout-Lui-Faut

Bewijs van Aandeel | 09. Mär 1885
Typ Bewijs van Aandeel
Nummer 26
Nennwert 4.000 Gulden
Ausgabeort Niederlande, Amsterdam
Ausgabedatum 09. Mär 1885
Druckerei C.A. Spin & Zoon
Sprache Niederländisch
Farbe schwarz
Erwerbsjahr 2020

Sugar plantation in the Dutch colony Suriname on the Suriname river. Started around 1700 by Anthony Desloges. After his heirs various changes of ownership. My current understanding is that when slavery was abolished in Suriname in 1863 slaves became part owners of the plantations. Later indentured labourers initially from India and later also from Java worked on the plantation. The Maatschappij tot Exploitatie der Plantage Tout-Lui-Faut was incorporated in 1885 presumably to run the plantation. This seems to have coincided with the arrival of of indentured labourers from India. The company was likely unsuccessful as no coupons were detached and the period was poor for sugar production in Suriname. Interesting to note also the small capital base of only 160,000 fl - a fraction of the capital of typical sugar factories on Java at the time. Suriname declined in importance as a sugar producing location in the second half of the 19th century. In the 1850s around 15.000 tons were exported annually - by the mid 80s this had declined by over 50% and the number of mills had also declined to 22.  In 1908 there is no mentioning of the plantation in the relevant almanac. Today the site hosts a refinery of the state oil company.

Typical - plain - design for the period but unusally high nominal value - only 40 pieces issued. All coupons attached. Initially the shares were only 50% paid. Inside receipts for the outstading subscription payments and ownership transfers to 1892.

Sources: Suriname Heritage Guide - suikerplantage Tout-Lui-Faut aan de Surinamerivier, retrieved 8.4.2021, retrieved 8.4.2021, Zuckerindustrie und Zuckerhandel der Welt, 1891