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#FromtheArchives - The Louisiana Purchase

Posted on Tuesday, 14th June 2022

This time on From the Archives we're exploring an important set of papers preserved in the archive that relate to one of the largest real estate deals in history - the Louisiana Purchase.

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#FromtheArchives - US Civil War Finance

Posted on Friday, 20th May 2022

This time on #FromtheArchives we are featuring a selection of documents used by one of The Baring Archive's regular researchers.

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Baring Archive PhD scholarship opportunity on the Role of Slavery in the British Financial Sector

Posted on Monday, 16th May 2022

The Baring Archive is pleased to announce that a PhD scholarship focussed on the role of slavery in the British financial sector is being offered in partnership with the University of Leeds.

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#FromtheArchives - Guano trade

Posted on Tuesday, 26th April 2022

A letter in the Baring Archive provides an insight into the trade of what we might regard as an unusual  commodity - bird poo. Guano is the accumulated excrement of seabirds and is a highly effective organic fertiliser.

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#FromtheArchives - Brazilian Coffee Loan

Posted on Monday, 14th March 2022

In the 1920s Barings, acting with two other London merchant banks, lead-managed several sterling bond issues for the Brazilian Government and for Brazilian state governments. One issue of note was the 1922 £7 million 7.5% 30-year bond issued for the United States of Brazil Government.

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