News: Archive for 2021

#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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#FromtheArchives - Statistics of Trade

Posted on Friday, 13th August 2021

Commercial intelligence has always been vital for financial success. While today's traders are able to use modern technology to constantly monitor markets and prices, their 19th century counterparts kept up to date by relying on trade circulars sent by traders and merchants on the ground.

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#FromtheArchives - Bow River Horse Ranche Company Limited

Posted on Monday, 5th July 2021

Our first #FromtheArchives feature focuses on a single share certificate, the first in the Baring Archive's Certificates and Securities collection.  

The certificate is for the Bow River Horse Ranche Company Limited, located at Cochrane, Alberta Canada.

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Baring Archive Advisory Group welcomes new member

Posted on Wednesday, 2nd June 2021

The Baring Archive Advisory Group officially welcomed Clare Paterson as the newest member at their recent meeting.

Clare is Senior Archivist at Glasgow University Archives and Special Collections.

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Update on advisory group on records relating to slavery in the Baring Archive

Posted on Monday, 1st February 2021

In July 2020, the Trustees of the Baring Archive announced that they would be establishing a working group to consider the records in the archive that relate to financial activities associated with slavery.

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