William Williams, Brown & Company records

Scope and Content

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

  • Establishment (1814): articles of co-partnership;
  • Operation (1813-1900): profit & loss ledgers, private memoranda books;
  • Amalgamation (1900): amalgamation agreement and schedule of investments at time of takeover.

Administrative / Biographical History

This private bank was formed in 1813 to provide services to the local woollen cloth trade. The bank was initially styled Nicholson, Brown & Co. but was known as William Williams, Brown & Co. from 1824; it was otherwise known as Leeds Union Bank. It was acquired by Lloyds Bank in 1900.

Access Information

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