Vivian, Kitson & Company records

Scope and Content

Records of Vivian, Kitson & Company about its amalgamation with Lloyds Bank, including amalgamation agreements, letters to customers and schedule of investments.

Administrative / Biographical History

This private bank was formed in 1833 by a local solicitor, William Kitson, with Edward Vivian and Captain W. Vivian. It was also known as the Torquay Bank. It enjoyed a reputation as the ‘most fashionable bank’ in this leading seaside resort. It was acquired by Lloyds Bank in 1900.

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