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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/207-3
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1907-1940
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 2 production units.
Name of creator(s): Anglo-African Bank Ltd x Bank of Nigeria Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

The bank was established in 1899 as the Anglo-African Bank Limited and changed its name in 1905 to the Bank of Nigeria Limited. It was an overseas bank, operating in Nigeria and the French Ivory Coast. Its head office was in Norfolk Street, Strand. It was taken over by the Bank of British West Africa in 1912.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Bank of Nigeria, comprising specimen signatures book and agenda book.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

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.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Not all of the records listed in L S Pressnell and J Orbell, Guide to the 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 by Standard Chartered Bank in August 1989. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For the Bank of British West Africa see CLC/B/207-02.

Publication note:

For some details of the bank 1899-1912 see R Fry, Bankers in West Africa: the Story of the British Bank of West Africa Ltd (1976).

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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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