Raikes, Thomas

Scope and Content

An account book covering the period 31 March 1802-31 October 1808.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Raikes was a merchant in London and Governor of the Bank of England during the crisis of 1797. He was a personal friend of William Wilberforce and William Pitt the Younger. Raikes married Charlotte, daughter of Henry Finch, Earl of Winchelsea in December 1774. Their son, also named Thomas, became a well-known diarist.

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