A Domestic History of the Bank of England, 1930-1960

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 23, 1992 - Business & Economics - 449 pages
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This book, which is based on the Bank of England's own mainly unpublished archives, describes the internal workings of the bank from 1930 to 1960 under three governors, Lord Norman, Lord Catto and Lord Cobbold. Each chapter is devoted to the organisation and working methods of a particular department, such as Cashier's, Accountant's (now Registrar's), the Printing Works, Overseas, and so on, and the book includes the first published description of how the bank continued working during the Second World War, when many of its staff were evacuated to Hampshire and elsewhere. The book also contains information on the bank's accounting methods and profitability, and on the note issue including bank note design. These decades were a period of enormous change for the Bank, when its working methods (many dating back almost to its foundation in 1694) were radically updated and in some cases mechanised in a progression of record-keeping from handwritten ledgers to computers.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Accountants Department
43
Exchange Control 19391957
83
The note issue
124
The Printing Works
166
The Banking Department and the profitability of
193
The Cashiers Department
224
The Branches
258
Overseas Economics and Statistics
293
The Establishment Department
324
The Secretarys Department
370
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