The eighteenth and nineteenth century correspondence archive

Northbrook Papers - Business Papers [series NP]

The firm's early business papers became confused with the private papers of the founder, Sir Francis Baring. Thus when he moved his home away from the business, he took away with him many business papers. In recent years, these have been placed on loan with the firm.

The papers are of immense interest giving details of the major transactions such as the Louisiana Purchase in 1803-04; of the Baring businesses in Devon; of Sir Francis Baring's work as a director and then chairman of the East India Company; and of his work as an adviser to British governments.

Many of the personal and estate papers in the Northbrook Papers can be consulted at Hampshire Record Office.

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