Correspondence of Thomson Hankey

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomson Hankey (1805-1893) was a banker and Liberal politician. Initially a merchant with Thomson Hankey & Co., he served as both deputy (1849-1851) and governor (1851-1853) of the Bank of England. Elected MP for Peterborough in 1853, he concentrated on economics; publishing numerous works of political economy, and frequently addressing the House of Commons.