On 28/10/08 20:55, "Michael Richards" <mrichfam(a)hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
Robin wrote:> Where can I find the archives of the National Bank of India
?Pre-independence, this would have been known as the Imperial Bank of India.
The bank I am researching was The National Bank of India and founded in
Calcutta in 1863 as The Calcutta City Banking Corporation Ltd. It changed to
The National Bank of India in 1864. Sometime later it moved Head Office to
Around 1914 it had about 13 braches in India plus branches in Ceylon and
Robert Leonard HIRD joined in 1897 (age 20) probably in London and may have
gone to India soon after as he was 'allowed' to get married in 1907.
We have his travels out to India and evidence that their first child Ingo
Marion Hird was born in Aden in 1908. By 1925 his career is accelerating
and he made a round the world trip with his wife and daughters.
He is appointed to the post of London Manger and then General Manager.
Finding the archives of the NBI is a challenge as it became part of
Grindlay's and then ANZ.
Robin & Margaret McEwen-King, Middletown Farm, Nemphlar, Scotland
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