STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
|Reference code(s)||: GB 0074 CLC/B/207|
|Held at||: London Metropolitan Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection|
|Full title||: STANDARD CHARTERED BANK|
|Level of description||: Collection|
|Extent||: 4273 production units.|
|Name of creator(s)||: Various.|
Standard Chartered Bank was formed in 1969 when the Standard Bank of British South Africa merged with the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China.
The Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China was founded in 1853 by James Wilson, with branches in Mumbai, Kolkata and Shanghai. Branches in Hong Kong and Singapore were opened in 1859. The bank had a major role in the development of trade in cotton, indigo, tea, rice, sugar, tobacco and silk. In 1957 the bank bought the Eastern Bank and the Cyprus branches of the Ionian Bank.
The Standard Bank of British South Africa was founded in South Africa by John Paterson in 1862. The bank financed the development of diamond fields and gold mines, before expanding into Southern, Central and Eastern Africa. It merged with the Bank of West Africa in 1965.
Information from: http://www.standardchartered.com/about-us/history/en/index.html
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of predecessor companies of Standard Chartered Bank, including African Banking Corporation; Bank of British West Africa; Bank of Nigeria; Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China; Eastern Bank Limited; London and South African Bank; Wallace Brothers and Company (Holdings) Limited; and Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation. The papers include memorandum and articles of association; minutes and agendas; annual reports and accounts; financial records; papers relating to branches; agreements; papers relating to shareholders and investment; correspondence; photographs; publicity; administrative records and statistics.
Please note that as of January 2011 the Standard Chartered collection is being catalogued. The cataloguing project is predicted to take some years. Please note that this description may be subject to change.
Access & Use
Language/scripts of material:
System of arrangement:
CLC/B/207-1: African Banking Corporation;
CLC/B/207-2: Bank of British West Africa;
CLC/B/207-3: Bank of Nigeria;
CLC/B/207-4: Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China;
CLC/B/207-5: Eastern Bank Limited;
CLC/B/207-6: Eastern Bank Limited: Mundhra Loan;
CLC/B/207-7: London and South African Bank;
CLC/B/207-8: Wallace Brothers and Company (Holdings) Limited;
CLC/B/207-9: Wallace Brothers and Company (Holdings) Limited: Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation.
Conditions governing access:
Access by appointment only. Please contact staff.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.
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Immediate source of acquisition:
The bank's archives were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 1989 and after. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions:
January to May 2011.
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