Bradford Commercial Joint Stock Banking Co Ltd

Bradford Commercial Joint Stock Banking Co Ltd (1833-1904) was a past constituent of NatWest.

Brief history

This joint stock bank was established in Bradford in 1833 with capital of £1.5m. In 1868 the bank moved from its original location on Market Street to new premises on Bank Street. The bank assumed limited liability, becoming Bradford Commercial Joint Stock Banking Co Ltd, in 1880. It was acquired by Bradford District Bank in 1904, when its paid-up capital was £325,000.

Summary of our archive holdings

Our archival records of Bradford Commercial Joint Stock Banking Co Ltd have the reference code BRC.

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Corporate records

  • annual general meetings: notice 1834, minutes 1834-1877
  • deeds of covenant and certificates of incorporation 1875, 1880
  • directors’ meeting minute books 1885-1904
  • amalgamation agreement 1904

Financial records

  • banker’s drafts 1830s-1840s
  • weekly returns 1833-1864, 1860-1906

Customer records

  • circular re interest rates 1846
  • customer pass books 1865, 1882-1895

Note issue records

  • banknotes c.1866-1902

Marketing records

  • papers re shareholder dinner 1865
  • presscuttings 1871-1875

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