Brown, Janson & Company records

Scope and Content

Records of Brown, Janson & Company relating to the operation of the bank, and its amalgamation with Lloyds Bank, including:

  • Establishment (1891): partnership agreement;
  • Operation (1844-1900): private ledgers, salary books, signature book, order books;
  • Amalgamation (1900): related correspondence;
  • General (1789-1947): baptism certificates of Janson family, manuscript history of firm.

Administrative / Biographical History

This private bank was established in Threadneedle Street in the City of London, in 1813, as Nicholson, Janson & Co. Its partners were Yorkshire woollen merchants who simultaneously established a bank in Leeds, called Nicholson, Brown & Co. The London business moved to Abchurch Lane in 1815. Following partnership changes, it was renamed Brown, Janson & Co in 1823. Lloyds Bank took over the firm in 1900.

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