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The Drummonds of Charing Cross

Hector Bolitho & Derek Peel

Editorial: George Allen & Unwin & Co, LONDON, 1967
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THE DRUMMONDS OF CHARING CROSS Hector Bolitho & Derek Peel. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London. 1967 First edition 232pp Illustrated Hardback. This copy is in fine unmarked condition. Bound in blue linen covered boards with bright gilt cartouch to the front and titling to the spine. It has been signed by both authors on the title page 'with the authors good wishes' and with no other dedication. The text block is tight and bright. The unclipped dustwrapper has some minimal nibbles to the spine head but is otherwise fine and has been covered in clear mylar protective film. Messrs. Drummond is an English private banking house founded in 1717 by goldsmith Andrew Drummond. The bank is part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group. Goldsmith Andrew Drummond (1688–1769) founded the bank in 1717. The bank remained within the Drummonds family until 1924 when the bank was purchased by The Royal Bank of Scotland. The bank was the first acquisition for the Royal Bank south of the Scottish border and would be the first step in the banks development into the largest bank in the world in terms of assets. The bank offers a variety of services to its private clients, including wealth and asset management. It has had its headquarters at 49 Charing Cross in London since 1760. The building was reconstructed in 1877 to 1881; Admiralty Arch was built and the Mall laid out nearby shortly after. In 1992, the military bank of Holt & Company was absorbed by Drummonds; it continues to operate as Holt's Military Banking, based in Farnborough offering private banking tailored to the needs of officers. Drummonds' focus on wealth management led the bank to creating a specialised department for UK National Lottery winners separate from its more traditional practices. As is tradition with most London private banks account holders identities are kept a bank secret. Some historical clients have though been revealed, Holding accounts for a variety of distinguished figures including: HM King George III and other members of the royal family. Other famous clients included Alexander Pope, Benjamin Disraeli, Beau Brummell, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Robert Adam and James Adam, Capability Brown, Josiah Wedgwood and Thomas Gainsborough. The bank also holds accounts for other organisations and institutions such as the Conservative Party and The Royal Academy. Both Coutts & Co. and Drummonds have received royal patronage as is earlier mentioned. King George III moved his account from Coutts to Drummonds during his reign as he was displeased with Coutts for bank-rolling Frederick Prince of Wales from his personal account. Messrs Drummond & Co. honoured the wishes of the King but unsurprisingly when Prince Frederick became King George IV in 1821 he moved the royal account back to Coutts. More recent known members of the royal family include the late Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon the Queen Mother. Ref P1 Size: 232pp. N° de ref. de la librería 008166

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Título: The Drummonds of Charing Cross

Editorial: George Allen & Unwin & Co, LONDON

Año de publicación: 1967

Encuadernación: Hardback

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Both Authors

Edición: First Edition.

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