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Annals of an East Anglian Bank (Paperback) Loot Price: R460 Discovery Miles 4 600
Annals of an East Anglian Bank (Paperback): W. H. Bidwell
Annals of an East Anglian Bank (Paperback): W. H. Bidwell

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Annals of an East Anglian Bank (Paperback)

W. H. Bidwell

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX. Lynn Bank--John Birkbeck--Daniel Gurney--His Reminiscences--Fras. Cresswell--S. A. Gurney--F. J. Cresswell--T. Southwell's Recollection--Fakenham Bank--Joseph Peckover--Bank Correspondence--Charles Buxton--R. N. Hamond--Wisbech Bank---Jon. Peckover--W. and A. Peckover--Alexander Peckover--F. M. Bland. E Lynn Bank was opened as a separate branch on 1st January, 1782, in premises on King Staithe Square, by the harbour side. The first partners were the members of the Norwich firm, with the addition of Mr. Bartlett Gurney's brother-in-law, Mr. John Birkbeck, and Mr. Joseph Taylor, a Lynn merchant, who had long been on terms of friendship with Mr. B. Gurney, and had six years previously assisted the Bank in collecting the deficient gold coin circulating in the locality. Mr. John Birkbeck had up to this time been in partnership with his brother William, at Settle, in the firm founded by their grandfather. Originally started as a woollen merchant's business, there had before this time been combined with it a Bank, which, continuing until 1880, when the title of the firm was Birkbeck, Robinson, & Co., was in that year converted into the Craven Bank, Limited. For a short time after his marriage Mr. Birkbeck was also engaged in London as a shipping insurance agent, but relinquishing both in order to join the branch about to be started, he removed to Lynn in December, 1781. The Bank was opened in his house on the first of the following month, and continued there for 87 years.1 Lynn was at this time a commercial centre of great importance. Ships brought to its wharves coal, timber, and wine, and it was the chief port of shipment of the corn of the district. The trade was then in few and strong hands, and among the first accounts in the ledgers we find the names...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: W. H. Bidwell
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 84
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-13299-4
Barcode: 9781151132994
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-13299-3

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