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#FromtheArchives: Oriental Bank Corporation

Posted on Tuesday, 25th January 2022

A set of share certificates deposited with Barings provides a window into the world of colonial investment in the mid-19th century.

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#FromtheArchives - a Christmas telegram

Posted on Wednesday, 15th December 2021

This month a Christmas telegram from an important client provides an opportunity to explore our House Correspondence - Argentina series (HC4.1).

On 26 December 1903 Marco Avellaneda, the Minister of Finance of the Argentine Republic sent festive greetings to Barings via The Eastern Telegraph Company.

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#FromtheArchives - Reports on Business Houses

Posted on Thursday, 25th November 2021

How did merchant banks learn about their potential clients in an era without computerisation and databases? The Baring Archive’s Reports on Business Houses show how Barings developed an evolving network of overseas agents to assist them in gathering and forwarding relevant news and information.

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#FromtheArchives - Counting House Expenses

Posted on Wednesday, 27th October 2021

What did it cost to run a City of London merchant bank one hundred years ago? The Counting House Expenses in Barings' Annual Account Balances can help to answer this question.

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#FromtheArchives - Northbrook Papers

Posted on Wednesday, 1st September 2021

Francis Baring was no stranger to the idea of working from home.  From the establishment of Barings in 1762 he lived above his business premises in the City of London. In the early years these addresses included Queen Street, St Paul's Church Yard and 35 Mark Lane.

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