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A friendly address to the industrious, on the advantages of a provident or saving bank.
London:, sold by J.M. Richardson; and J. Hatchard. Marchant, printer,, [1817?].
4 p. ; 26.5 cm. (4°)

Anonymous. Folded half-sheet. Drop-head title. At foot of publishers' imprint: 'Price One Shilling and Sixpence for Twenty-five Copies.' Watermark: 'RUSSELL & CO. / 1798'. A letter signed 'Decius', published in The New Monthly Magazine for August 1817 (pp. 8--12) attributes the pamphlet to 'John Bowles, esq.', adding that it 'has been circulated with much effect by the zealous promoters of the Bank in Southampton Row. The success of that Institution has been equally gratifying with that of the two Sister Banks in Leicester Square and Bishopsgate Church-yard: ...', and reprinting the text.

Copy Notes Two copies survive in Soane's archive accompanied by a collection of printed papers respecting the Provident Institution, or Bank for Savings, No. 15, Southampton Row, Bloomsbury issued in or around 1817, and an ALs in ink, dated 11 April 1817 and signed by H.W. Smith, one of the Bank's managers, inviting Soane to give the Bank his ... powerful recommendation / and support, particularly amongst those / of the labouring class, who are your / immediate dependents. (Archives 7/N/5/9).

Binding Folded papers.

Reference Number 5730

Additional Names Provident Institution (Bloomsbury, London, England); Bank for Savings (Bloomsbury, London, England); Bowles, John

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