Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/207-7
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: LONDON AND SOUTH AFRICAN BANK
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 8 production units.
Name of creator(s): London and South African Bank
The bank was established by Royal charter in 1860 as an overseas bank operating in the British colonies of the Cape of Good Hope and Natal. By a supplemental charter of 1864 it was empowered to operate in addition in other British colonies south of the 22nd degree of latitude. The bank also had the right from early on to issue its own bank notes. The bank was taken over by the Standard Bank of British South Africa in 1875.
The bank's head office was located as follows: 1860-1, 16 Gresham House, Old Broad Street; 1862-75, 10 King William Street.
Scope and content/abstract:
London and South African Bank records comprise: charters of incorporation, 1860, 1864-5; general ledgers, 1869-77; deed of settlement, 1861; correspondence, 1867-8; and contract of service, 1864.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.
Conditions governing access:
Access by appointment only. Please contact staff.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Not all of the records listed in S Pressnell and J Orbell, Guide to the Historical Records of British Banking (1985) were included in this deposit.
Immediate source of acquisition:
The records held by Guildhall Library were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library by Standard Chartered Bank in August 1989 and were catalogued in 1991. 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.