Records relating to the foundation and operation of the firm and its subsequent takeover by Capital & Counties Bank, including:
- Foundation (1788-1898): public notice announcing opening of the bank, partnership agreements;
- Operation (1782-1903): minutes of partners’ meetings, statements of accounts, weekly summaries of transactions, general ledger, papers re opening of new branches, embezzlement by member of staff;
- Amalgamation (1897-1903): correspondence re proposed takeover by various other banks (including Lloyds Bank), correspondence re successful takeover by Capital & Counties Bank, memorandum of agreement for sale of bank, valuation of bank, liabilities and assets, capital and reserve account details, papers relating to investments and securities of the bank;
- General (1649-1955): personal papers of various partners, including Henry Gipps and William Hammond.