Digitised Collections site now accessible online

We are pleased to announce that our Digitised Collections site is now accessible online. The site enables priority areas of the archive to be made more accessible to researchers and the general public, opening up the collection to people from all over the world.

 The site can be accessed directly via https://baring.access.preservica.com

 Visit the site to access

  • material relating to Barings’ business in Argentina and significant historic events there from 1817 through to 1925.
  • The Northbrook papers detailing major transactions such as the Louisiana Purchase in 1803-04; the Baring businesses in Devon;  Sir Francis Baring's work as a director and then chairman of the East India Company; and his work as an adviser to British governments.
  • First surviving ledger (1766-1773) containing the general accounts - profit and loss, commission, accepting, interest and discount, etc - but also, in the early years, many client accounts. 
  • First surviving journal (1766-1773) containing day to day accounts of Barings, and additional information about entries in the General Ledgers 

More material will be added soon including the Annual Account Books, Letter Books, House Correspondence Old Series and visual material.

For more information on the background to the project read more here 

We’re always interested in hearing your feedback on the website for digitised collections and the content we are choosing to digitise.

Please complete our online survey to have your say!

Posted on Monday, 1st July 2019

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