Wright & Company records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of Wright & Company relating to:

  • Establishment (1892): memorandum of agreement;
  • Operation (1791-1906): private ledgers, balance books, customers’ incidental papers;
  • Amalgamation (1898-1920): correspondence and agreements;
  • General (1890-1974): Wright family papers, printed history of Wright & Co.

Administrative / Biographical History

This private bank was formed in 1760 by the Wright family, merchants that traded with the Baltic countries in commodities such as timber, iron and hemp. The family had extensive connections with Manchester, Stockport, Hull, Sheffield and other industrial centres in the Midlands and north. Initially the bank traded as John & Ichabod Wright. It was known as Ichabod & Ichabod Charles Wright from about 1830. In 1898 the bank was acquired by Capital & Counties Bank (est. 1877).

Conditions Governing Access

Access is by appointment only, and at the discretion of the Archivist. Please e-mail archives@lloydsbanking.com for further information.

Other Finding Aids

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

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