By John Orbell

This considerably multiplied re-creation of the consultant to the ancient documents of British Banking comprises information of over seven-hundred archive collections held in neighborhood checklist workplaces, college and native libraries and naturally, banks. Wider assurance is given to the documents of significant household banks, British-owned abroad banks, service provider banks and homes. There also are extra listings of files of lengthy defunct banks. prepared alphabetically through identify, the entries for every financial institution comprise commonly: · a quick historical past of the financial institution to provide an explanation for a variety of identify alterations. · details as to the place the bank's documents are held. · information of what the documents include. The entries are set in context via introductory chapters protecting the historic constitution and serve as of British banking and the aim, structure and study worth of the manager sequence of ancient files usually present in financial institution files. financial institution documents problem not only banks however the various actions that they financed. as well as its contribution to the research of banking heritage, this enormous reference paintings enables a much broader wisdom and realizing of the heritage of British finance.

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