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London and River Plate Bank Records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 BOLSA D1-D124
Held at: University College London - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: London and River Plate Bank Records
Date(s): 1862-1956
Level of description: Sub-fonds of Bank of London and South America Archives
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Extent: 179 boxes, 183 volumes
Name of creator(s): London and River Plate Bank

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The London and River Plate Bank was incorporated in 1862 as the London, Buenos Ayres, and River Plate Bank. It changed its name to the London and River Plate Bank in 1865, omitting the words 'Buenos Ayres' as inappropriate as it was opening branches elsewhere. The Bank expanded over the years to have operations in Uruguay, Brazil and Chile. In October 1923, Lloyds Bank brought the London and River Plate Bank and the London and Brazilian Bank together to form the Bank of London and South America, to stop the two banks being in direct competition with each other.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the London and River Plate Bank, 1862-1956, comprising letters, telegrams, accounts, reports, and albums of press cuttings and illustrations.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Open.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No photocopying or publication from the archive without permission from Lloyds.

Finding aids:

Handlist. Detailed catalogue available at http://www.a2a.pro.gov.uk.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited on indefinite loan in 1969 by the Bank of London and South America. Additional papers found in 1973 by Dr Blakemore among the papers of David Joslin.

Allied Materials

Related material:


National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:

Date(s) of descriptions:
1999

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