News: Archive for 2022

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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#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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