Crompton & Evans' Union Bank Ltd

Crompton & Evans' Union Bank Ltd (1877-1914), established in Derby, was a past constituent of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

Brief history

This joint stock bank with limited liability was established in 1877 for the purpose of acquiring the existing sister-banks Crompton, Newton & Co of Derby and Crompton, Newton & Co of Chesterfield, as well as W & S Evans & Co of Derby. Branches were opened at Wirksworth and Mansfield in the first year of operation. The bank acquired the failed Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Banking Co in 1878; Wilson & Son of Alfreton in 1879; and James Taylor & Sons of Bakewell in 1879.

By 1914 the bank had 46 branches and sub-branches. Deposits grew from £1.187 million in 1878 to £5.61 million in 1913. In 1914 the bank was acquired by Parr's Bank.

Branches: At the time of its acquisition in 1914, the bank was operating 18 branches and 28 sub-branches.

Summary of our archive holdings

Our archival records of Crompton & Evans' Union Bank Ltd have the reference code CEV.

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Corporate records

  • directors' personal papers 1874-1930
  • prospectus 1877
  • memorandum and articles of association 1877
  • share allotment books 1877-96, letters 1877-8
  • annual general meeting minute book 1877-1913
  • chairmen's agenda books 1877-1913
  • circular re merger with James Taylor & Son 1879
  • annual reports 1882-1914
  • manager's copy letterbook 1884-1917
  • committee meeting minute book 1895-1914
  • share certificate books 1899; 1913-4
  • correspondence re share register audit 1901
  • select committee minute book 1905-13
  • seal register 1905-17
  • directors' meeting minute books 1905-18
  • papers re investments and overdrafts 1906-13
  • rough minute book 1908-13
  • amalgamation papers 1913-4

Customer records

  • customer securities books 1861-(1915)
  • cheques and cheque forms 1888-1900
  • credit slip c.1912
  • debit slip 1910s

Head office branch records

  • branch half-yearly returns 1879-1913

Staff records

  • instruction books 1879-1914
  • clerkship applications register 1891-1913
  • salary books 1897-1913
  • papers re staff 1900-17

Property records

  • papers re branch premises 1877-1913
  • rent account book 1904-32
  • branch architectural drawings c.1909

Marketing records

  • presscuttings re J G Crompton, director 1877-1914

Branch records

  • selected records