Foster & Company records

Scope and Content

Records of Foster & Company relating to its operation and its acquisition by Capital & Counties Bank, including customers’ account ledger, purchase agreements and bank premises records.

Administrative / Biographical History

This private bank was formed in 1804 by the Foster family, corn millers, whose milling business continued until 1915. It was also known as the Cambridge & Cambridgeshire Bank. Many customers were drawn from the local agricultural industry. By 1904 branches existed at St Ives (1830), St Neots (1830), Royston (1834), Ely (1835), Newmarket (1844), Bishop's Stortford (1874), Littleport (1889), Saffron Walden (1901) and Wisbech. Capital & Counties Bank (est. 1877) acquired the bank in 1904.

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