London Metropolitan Archives - Item Details


Date of Creation:

1891 - 1960

Reference Code:


Scope and Content:
  • Records of discount bankers Smith St Aubyn and Company Limited, comprising ledgers and general ledgers 1891-1954, ledgers of partners' and trustees' accounts 1930-9, trade acceptors ledgers 1927-55, cash books 1891-1960, daybooks and rough daybooks 1891-1958, journals 1946-50, loans books and ledgers 1932-52, private accounts loans and interest books 1931-52, bills books 1891-2 and 1933-56, business and appointments diaries 1891-1959.
Extent: 265 production units.
Classification: BUSINESSES
Former Reference: MS 14894- 14909
Site Location: Held offsite - access by appointment only
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Administrative History:
  • The company was established in 1891 and traded from premises at 3 Birchin Lane as discount bankers (1891-1910), and subsequently at 30-31 Clements Lane (1911-29) and 65 Cornhill, White Lion Court (1930-1986) . It was registered as a private company on February 26th 1932 and as a public company on June 30th 1943.

    The Company was taken over in June 1986 by King and Shaxson of Cornhill, who retain custody of all the post-1960 records of Smith St. Aubyn and Company.
Creator: Smith St Aubyn and Co Ltd | discount bankers
Copyright: Depositor
Source of Acquisition:
  • The records were transferred to Guildhall Library in October 1974 and catalogued by a member of Guildhall Library staff. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
  • 1974/033
Access Restrictions: Access by appointment only. Please contact staff These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 2018
Arrangement: Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.