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Share certificate of the South Sea Company.
|Share certificate of the South Sea Company.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: D9909|
|Description: A share certificate of the South Sea Company. Some of the richest and most distinguished men of the time were stockholders in the company. They included George I, the scientist Sir Isaac Newton, the architect Sir John Vanbrugh, the poet Alexander Pope, the playwright John Gay, the writers Jonathan Swift and Daniel Defoe, and the bookseller Thomas Guy - who built Guy's Hospital in London.|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|