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BANK FOR SAVINGS (Bloomsbury, London, England)
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Bank for Savings, established at No. 15, Southampton Row, Bloomsbury. Open every Monday morning from eight till ten. President - His Grace the Duke of Bedford. ...
[London]: [1817?].
[1] leaf ; 36.7 cm. (2°)

Printed half-sheet, verso blank. Drop-head title. Handbill giving times of the opening hours of the Bank, an extensive list of the e names of the managers (amongst whom are Benjamin Oakley, Stephen Gaselee, Dr. Roget, L.G. Hansard, and Dr Marcet) and a table 'shewing the produce of weekly savings'. 'The Object of this Bank is to afford every industrious person the great advantage of Public Security and Interest for small sums of money; and to enable them, without much expense of time, or trouble, to obtain that personal comfort and independence, which arise from prudent conduct'.

Copy Notes Two copies survive in Soane's archive accompanied by other printed papers respecting the institution 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 5729


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