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.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is by appointment only, and at the discretion of the Archivist. Please e-mail archives@lloydsbanking.com for further information.

Other Finding Aids

Item level catalogue available - please e-mail archives@lloydsbanking.com for further details.

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