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Marsh, Stracey, Fauntleroy and Graham

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 676
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Marsh, Stracey, Fauntleroy and Graham
Date(s): 1811-1817, 1824-1825
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 36 items
Name of creator(s): Marsh, Stracey, Fauntleroy and Graham | bankers
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Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Henry Fauntleroy (1784-1824) succeeded his father as managing partner in the banking house of Marsh, Stracey, Fauntleroy and Graham, situated in Berners Street, London. Fauntleroy speculated on the stock market, suffered heavy losses, and committed forgery to cover his losses. He was arrested in September 1824, tried and found guilty of forging with intent to defraud the Bank of England and other parties of around 20,000, and after unsuccessful appeals was hanged at Newgate on 30 Nov 1824.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Papers and correspondence relating to the banking house of Marsh, Stracey, Fauntleroy and Graham, 1811-1825, comprising five letters, 1811-1817, from J.H. Stracey, with one of Henry Fauntleroy, to Sir James Sibbald, concerning the latter's business affairs; copies of the papers of Henry Fauntleroy and his confessions, 1824, including a list of Fauntleroy's forgeries and 'non-investment of stock', as well as Fauntleroy's property and its value; letters and papers, 1824-1825, relating chiefly to the efforts of Messrs Marsh, Stracey, Fauntleroy and Graham to satisfy the creditors involved in the collapse of the bank following the trial and execution of Fauntleroy for forgery in 1824, including some to Robert Scott, one of the assignees; drafts of letters to newspapers from members of the partnership protesting their ignorance of the forgeries, and some sheets of rough notes, apparently relating to the losses of certain creditors of the bank.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Bought from W. Myers & Co. in 1966.

Allied Materials

Related material:


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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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:
Oct 2001

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