Larpent, Sir George Gerard de Hochepied, 1st Bt

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A series of letters from 1833-1836 concerning the possible establishment of a Bank of India. Letters included are from Horsley Palmer, Governor of the Bank of England, Sir Richard Carr Glynn, Thomas Tooke and James Cosmo Melvill.

Administrative / Biographical History

Early in his life Sir George entered the East India House of Cockerell & Larpent. He went on to become Chairman of the Oriental and China Association and Deputy Chair of St Katherine's Dock Company. In 1841 he was created a baronet and during that same year was elected to represent Nottingham. He died in 1855.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Archivist's Note

Separated Material

University College London holds letters to Sir Edwin Chadwick, 1844-[1855] (Ref: Chadwick Papers).

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

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