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Raikes, Thomas

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 638
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Raikes, Thomas
Date(s): 1802-1808
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Raikes | Thomas | 1741-1813 | merchant banker
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Thomas Raikes was a merchant in London and Governor of the Bank of England during the crisis of 1797. He was a personal friend of William Wilberforce and William Pitt the Younger. Raikes married Charlotte, daughter of Henry Finch, Earl of Winchelsea in December 1774. Their son, also named Thomas, became a well-known diarist.


Scope and content/abstract:

An account book covering the period 31 March 1802-31 October 1808.

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

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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.

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1999-09-07 Simon McKeon

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