Wells, Hogge & Company records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of Wells, Hogge & Company relating to its operation and acquisition by Capital & Counties Bank, including balance sheets, correspondence, customers’ incidental papers, and amalgamation agreements.

Administrative / Biographical History

This bank was formed in 1830 through the amalgamation of Williamson & Wells (est. 1807) and Baldock and G & W Hogge (est. 1810). It was also known as the Biggleswade & Baldock Bank. The firm was closely associated with the local brewing industry. The slow decline of this industry precipitated the sale of the bank to Capital & Counties Bank (est. 1877) in 1893.

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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