BANKING, ECONOMICS and POLITICS – HANKEY & SIMOND PAPERS Collection of manuscripts and printed ephemera relating to the Simond and Hankey families and to the Simond & Hankey Bank and their successors including Thomson Hankey & Co,

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Lot 9
BANKING, ECONOMICS and POLITICS – HANKEY & SIMOND PAPERS
Collection of manuscripts and printed ephemera relating to the Simond and Hankey families and to the Simond & Hankey Bank and their successors including Thomson Hankey & Co,

Sold for £ 2,625 (US$ 3,180) inc. premium
BANKING, ECONOMICS and POLITICS – HANKEY & SIMOND PAPERS
Collection of manuscripts and printed ephemera relating to the Simond and Hankey families and to the Simond & Hankey Bank and their successors including Thomson Hankey & Co, including the bank's balance books as of 30 June 1804, 1805 and 1809; a quantity of partnership agreements; a set of bills of exchange drawn by Pierre Simond (London, 1758) and one drawn on Simond & Hankey (1810); printed bonds and certificates, including three engraved share certificates for the Bank of the United States, 1836-8, each signed by Nicholas Biddle as president [following the 'Bank War' between Biddle and President Jackson, resulting in the Bank's closure in 1839]; four engraved 8% bonds for the CSA, 1863-4; a group of letters on banking business by Messrs Thomas Coutts (to John Hankey, 1790); certificates of annuity; certificate signed by John Cruger Jr, Mayor of New York, testifying that he served the attached Inhibition, Citation and Monition regarding consort agreements under the seal of the Court of Delegates relating to the captains of three privateers, the Defiance, Duke of Marlborough and De Lancey, New York, 1759; Richard Wilson's bill for winding Peter Simond's clock, 1785; sundry late 18th and early 19th century bills with decorative engraved headings for booksellers, a seedsman, ladies cheap shoe warehouse, a sword cutler and belt maker, Neale & Baker 'Cut glass lustre and girandole maker' for supplying 23 itemised items of table ware (such as six dozen table plates, four sauce tureens, two round butter tubs, etc.), a dry salter, tallow chandler, cabinet maker, etc.; a bunch of cheques drawn on the bank by Thomson Hankey, 1846-51; letter of attorney by Mancure Robinson of the Philadelphia & Reading Railway (1837) and a long letter by the Treasurer of the railroad, setting out an account of the company for the use of its English proprietors, 1840; mid nineteenth century ships bills of sale for the company's ship the Appolonia and Foster; correspondence; financial instruments etc relating to the West Indies, Australia, India and the Far East; early nineteenth century ships insurance cetificates (London to Bengal etc), etc., some dust-staining and usual signed of wear but generally in good condition, in several modern files and folders

Footnotes

  • This collection includes papers relating to Thomas Hankey MP (1805-1893), economist and Governor of the Bank of England. For the letter addressed to him on the subject of colonization by Henry Clay, see below.
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