Vivian, Kitson & Company records

Archive Collection

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.

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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