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BANK OF ENGLAND.
The Bank of England was the first Joint-Stock Bank established in England. It was Incorporated by William III. in 1694. When first established the notes of the Bank were at 20 per cent discount, and so late as 1745 they were under par. Bank Bills were paid in silver, 1745. Cash payments were discontinued in 1797, when notes of one and two pounds were first put into circulation. Banks were first established in 808 by the Lombard Jews, some of whom settled in Lombard-street.
The following is the House List of Governors and Directors of the Bank of England:
Governor, Henry R. Grenfell, Esq. | Deputy Governor, J. S. Gilliat, Esq.
I The Transfer Days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Instructions for Transfers are received between 9.30 a.m. and 1 p.m., and between 1 and 3 p.m. on payment of a fee of 2s. 6d.
Transfers must be executed between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Transfers can be accepted between 9.30 a.m. and 4 p.m. (9.30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturdays).
Transfers can be made on Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. upon payment of a fee of 2s. 6d.
Transfers of Bank Stock are charged 9s. for sums of £25 and under, and 128. for sums over £25.
All Transfers must be made in the Bank Books by the Stockholder, or by his duly authorised Attorney.
Bank Stock Transfer Books are closed for about three weeks before the payment of each Dividend.
In the case of all other Stocks the Balance for a Dividend is struck about four or five weeks before such Dividend is payable, the Stock being subsequently transferable "ex-dividend."
DIVIDENDS, WHEN PAYABLE.
Dividends, with certain special exceptions, are payable as follows:-To the Stockholder in person at the Head Office; to the Stockholder in person at any of the Country Branches, provided he has previously made arrangements to that effect with the Agent of the Branch in question; to a duly authorised Attorney at the Head Office only; Dividend Warrants are forwarded by Post to the Stockholder, provided he resides in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man, upon his signing a form of request. Forms can be obtained at the Head Office, at any of the Branches, and, in the case of the English Government Stocks, at any Dividends are payable between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturdays), with the exception of those on Indian Promissory (Rupee) Notes and Registered (Rupee) Stock, which are payable between 9.30 a.m. and 4 p.m. (9.30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturdays).
Indian Promissory (Rupee) Notes must be deposited at the India Office, Bank of England, prior to the payment of each Dividend.
POWERS OF ATTORNEY.
Applications for Powers of Attorney must be lodged by hand at the Power of Attorney Office.
Applications made through the Post cannot be attended to. Applications are received between the hours of 9 30 a.m. and 4 p.m. (9.30 a.m. and 3 p m. on Saturdays); but if Sale Powers are required before 4 p.m. the same day, applications must be lodged before 12.30 p.m.
Powers of Attorney for Dividends will be ready after 2 p.m on the day after that on which they are applied for.
Executed Powers for Dividends only, which must be presented for examination at the Dividend Office, if in order, may be acted upon at once. Executed Powers for Sale, Transfer, &c, which must be presented for examination at the Power of Attorney Office, if lodged before 2 p.m., and found to be in order, may be acted upon on the following day.
LONDON AND WESTMINSTER BANKERS. Agra Bank, 35, Nicholas-lane. Alexanders and Co., 24, Lombard-st. Alliance Bank (Limited), Bartholomew-lane; and Kensington Highstreet.
Anglo-Austrian Bank, 31, Lombardstreet.
Anglo-Californian, 3, Angel-court,
Anglo-Egyptian Bank, 27, Clement'slane.
Anglo-French, 43, New Broad-street. Anglo-Hungarian, 46, Lombard-st. Anglo-Italian Bank, 12, St. Helen'splace.
Australian Joint-Stock Bank, 18, King William-street.
Bank of Africa, Limited, 25, Abchurch-lane.
Bank of Australasia, 4, Threadneedlestreet.
Bank of British Columbia, 28, Cornhill, E.C.
Bank of British North America, 3, Clements-lane, E.C.
Bank of Egypt, 26, Old Broad-street. Bank of Montreal, 9, Birchin-lane.
Bank of New Zealand, 1, Queen Victoria-street.
Bank of Roumania, 15, Moorgate-st. Bank of Scotland, 43, Lothbury. Bank of South Australia, 54, Old Broad-street.
Bank of Victoria, Australia, 28, Clement's-lane.
Barclay, Bevan, and Co., 54, Lombard-street.
Barnett, Hoare, and Co., 60 and 62, Lombard-street.
Biggerstaff, W. and J., 63, West Smithfield, & Metropolitan CattleMarket, Islington. Birkbeck Bank, 29 and 30, Southampton buildings, Holborn. Bosanquet, Salt, and Co., 73, Lombard-street.
British Linen Company, 10, King William-street, E.C.
Brooks and Co., 81, Lombard-street. Brown, Janson, and Co., 32, Abchurch-lane.
Brown, J., and Co., 25,Abchurch-lane.
Capital and Counties Bank, Thread-, London and Hanseatic Bank, 27, needle-street; 25, Ludgate-hill; Lombard-street.
18, Oxford-street; and 1, Long- London and River Plate Bank, 52, Moorgate-street.
Central of London Bank, 52, Cornhill. Chartered Bank of India, Australia, and China, Hatton-court, Threadneedle-street. Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, 65, Old Broadstreet.
Cheque Bank, 124, Cannon-street, and 20. Cockspur-street. Child and Co., 1, Fleet-street, E.C. City Bank, 5, Threadneedle-street; 61, Ludgate-hill; 34, Old Bond-street; 159, Tottenham-court-road; 121, and Holborn
Edgware-road; Viaduct. Clydesdale Banking Company, 30, Lombard-street. Cocks, Biddulph, and Co., 43, CharingColonial Bank, 13, Bishopsgatestreet Within.
Commercial Bank of Sydney, 39,
Comptoir d'Escompte de Paris, 52,
Delhi and London Bank, Royal Bank
Drummonds, 49, Charing-cross, S.W. English Bank of Rio de Janeiro,
13, St. Helen's-place, Bishopsgate. English, Scottish, and Australian Chartered Bank, 73, Cornhill. Fuller, Banbury, Nix, and Co., 77, Lombard-street.
German Bank of London, Bartholomew House, E.C.
Gillett, Brothers, and Co., 72, Lombard-street.
London and San Francisco Bank, 22, Old Broad-street. London and South-Western Bank, 7, Fenchurch-street; 27, Regentstreet; 67, Park-street, Camden Town; High-street, Hampstead; Circus-rd., St. John's-wood; Clapham-common; Commercial-road, Stepney; Bow; 10, Loughboroughplace, Brixton; 304, Brixton-road; Manor-terrace, Kilburn; Westowhill, Norwood; Forest-hill; Ealing; Thurlow-place, Lower Norwood; 98, High-street, Peckham; Highstreet, Putney; Bank Buildings, Seven Sisters-road, Wandsworth
Upper Holloway. London and Westminster Bank, 41, Lothbury; 1, St. James's-square; 214, High Holborn; 6, High-street, Borough; 130, High-street, Whitechapel; 4, Stratford-place, Oxfordstreet; 217, Strand; 91, Westminster Bridge-road; and 192, Brompton-road.
London and Yorkshire Bank, Draper's-gardens.
London Chartered Bank of Australia, 88, Cannon-street. London Joint-Stock Bank, 5, Princesstreet, Bank; 69, Pall-mall; 124, Chancery-lane; 28, High-street, Borough; Charterhouse-street; 9, Craven-road; Metropolitan Cattle Markets, Islington and Deptford. Martin and Co., 68, Lombard-street. McCulloch and Co., 75, Lombardstreet, E.C.
Mercantile Bank of Sydney, 30, Great St. Helen's. Merchant Banking Co. of London, 112, Cannon-street. National Bank, 13, Old Broad-street; 68, Bishop's-road, Bayswater; 9, Charing-cross; 189, High-street, Camden Town; 23, Old Cavendishstreet; 68, Grosvenor - gardens, Pimlico; 158, High-street, Nottinghill; and 286, Pentonville-road, &c.
Glyn, Mills, and Co., 67, Lombard-st.
International Bank of Hamburgh,
Lacy and Son, 60, West Smithfield; 7 and 8, Bank-buildings; New Cattle Market; and Deptford. London and Brazilian Bank, New, 2, Old Broad-street.
National Bank of India, 39A, Threadneedle-street.
National Bank of New Zealand, 37, Lombard-street.
National Bank of Scotland, 37, Nicholas-lane.
National Discount Company, 33, Cornhill.
National Provincial Bank of England, 112, Bishopsgate-street Within; 212, Piccadilly; 53, Baker-street; 218, Upper-street, Islington; and 88, Brompton-road. Oriental
Bank Corporation, 40, Threadneedle-street. Praed and Co., 189, Fleet-street. Prescott, Grote, Cave, and Co., 62, Threadneedle-street.
Provincial Bank of Ireland, 8, Throgmorton-avenue, E.C. Queensland National Bank, Limited, 50, Old Broad-street. Ranson, Bouverie, and Co., 1, Pallmall East.
Richardson and Co., 18, Pall-mall.
Rothschild, W. M. and Sons, New-
Scott, Sir Samuel, Bart., and Co., 1,
London and Provincial Bank, 7, Bank-buildings, Lothbury; 163, Edgware-road; 560, Kingsland-rd., Lewisham, Sutton, and Twickenham, &c. London and County Joint - Stock Banking Co., 21, Lombard-street; Albert-gate, Knightsbridge; 21, Hanover-square; 1, Connaught-st., Edgware-road; 441, Oxford-street; Smith, Payne, and Smiths, 1, Lom34, High-street, Boro'; 67, High- bard-street. street, Kensington; 19, High-street, Standard Bank of British South Islington; 190, Caledonian - road, Africa, 10, Clement's-lane, City. Islington; 181, Shoreditch; 1, Am-Twining, R., and Co., 215, Strand. herst-road East, Hackney; 6, Hen- Union Bank of Australia, 1, Bankrietta-street, Covent-garden; 74, buildings, Princes-street. Westbourne-grove, Bayswater; Union Bank of London, 2, Princes165, Westminster Bridge-road; 1, street, City; 66, Charing-cross; 14, Providence-place, Limehouse; 324, Argyll-place, Regent-street; ChanHigh Holborn; 18, Newington- cery-lane; Holborn-circus; and butts, S.E.; 112, Aldersgate-street; Bishops-road, Bayswater. 3, Victoria-street, Westminster; Union Bank of Scotland, 62, Cornhill. Blackheath, Deptford, Greenwich, West London Commercial Bank, Woolwich, Stratford, Barnet, Hammersmith; and other places. London Bank of Mexico and South America, 144, Leadenhall-street.
34, Sloane-square, S.W.; and 1, Victoria-road, S. W., &c. Williams, Deacon, Labouchere, and Co., 20, Birchin-lane.
VENUS is a morning star, rising on the 3rd at 4h 45m a.m., or 1h 59m before the Sun; on the 13th she rises at 4h 43m a.m.; and on the 23rd at 4h 36m a.m., or 1h 23m before the Sun. She is near the Moon on the 5th, and in her descending node on the 28th.
MARS rises on the 2nd at 6h 15m a.m., or 31 minutes before the Sun; and on the 22nd at 5h 26m a.m., or 35 minutes before sunrise. He is due south on the 15th at 10h 45m a.m. He is near the Moon on the 7th.
JUPITER is an evening star, rising in daylight. He sets on the 3rd at 2h 56m a.m.; on the 13th at 2h 21m a m.; and on the 23rd
She is nearest to the Earth on the afternoon of the 9th, and at 1h 46m a.m. He is due south on the 1st at 6h 47m in the furthest from it on the afternoon of the 24th.
MERCURY is a morning star, rising on the 1st at 5h 53m, or 55 minutes before the Sun; on the 11th at 5h 47m, or 39 minutes before the Sun; on the 21st at 5h 40m, or 23 minutes before the Sun; and on the last day at 5h 28m, or 13 minutes only before the Sun. He is in his descending node on the 1st, at his greatest western elongation (27 deg. 13 min.) on the 3rd, near the Moon on the 7th, in aphelion on the 11th, and near Mars on the 17th.
evening, on the 11th at 6h 10m, on the 20th at 5h 39m, and on the last day at 5 o'clock. He is near the Moon on the 15th, and in quadrature with the Sun on the 13th.
SATURN Sets on the 1st at 0h 7m a.m.; on the 3rd he sets twice on the same day-viz., at Oh 3m a.m., and at midnight of the same day; on the 12th he sets at 11h 29m p.m.; on the 22nd at 10h 54m p.m.; and on the last day at 10h 24m p.m. He is due south on the 15th at 3h 48m p.m., and is near the Moon on the 13th.