An account book covering the period 31 March 1802-31 October 1808.
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 638
- Dates of Creation1802-1808
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume
Scope and Content
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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