Henry S. King records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of Henry S. King & Company relating to the operation of the firm and its take over by Cox & Co., including:

  • Operation (1869-1923): signature books;
  • Amalgamation (1922-1924): report prepared for Lloyds Bank; balance sheets; Indian branch assets and liabilities;
  • General (1870-1923): sketch of Cornhill premises; papers relating to amalgamation with Cox & Co.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry S. King was established as Smith, Elder & Co. in 1816. It was based at 65 Cornhill in the City of London. In 1868, it was renamed Henry S. King & Co. following partnership changes. From the outset the firm had strong connections with India, acting as London agent to many Indian-based merchants. It was taken over by army agents Cox & Co. in October 1922.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is by appointment only, and at the discretion of the Archivist. An 'Application for Access' form must be completed by researchers prior to their visit. Please e-mail archives@lloydsbanking.com for further details and a copy of the form.

Other Finding Aids

Item level catalogue available - please e-mail archives@lloydsbanking.com for further details.

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