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THE

HISTORY OF BANKING

IN

IRELAND

BY

JAMES WILLIAM GILBART,

GENERAL MANAGER OF THE LONDON AND WESTMINSTER BANK.

LONDON:

LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN & LONGMAN.

MDCCCXXXVI.

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PRE FACE.

Most of the following pages were written when I was a Manager of the Provincial Bank of Ireland, at Kilkenny, and at Waterford. They were intended to form a Section in my “History and Principles of Banking.” I also wrote a Section upon the History of Banking in Scotland, and another

upon

the History of Banking in America. But I found my book was large enough without the addition of these Sections. I have now determined to publish this portion separately, partly because I think it may be read with interest by those who are connected with the banking establishments of Ireland, and partly because it will furnish to myself an agreeable memorial of my

residence in that country.

J. W. G.

38, THROGMORTON STREET,

May 28, 1836.

WORKS

PUBLISHED BY THE SAME AUTHOR."

1. THE HISTORY AND PRINCIPLES OF BANKING.

Second Edition, price 9s.

A work likely to be extensively useful at this period has just appeared, entitled, “ The History and Principles of Banking.” By James William Gilbart. The author's object has been not to advance any theories of his own, but to make the reader acquainted with the facts and principles of the question as deduced from the existing practice. In this, his long experience must make him a very competent guide. The numerous claims on our crowded columns prevent our giving a fuller notice of the work : the recommendation of which may be summed up in his own phrase—that it is a “Grammar of banking."--Times, Feb. 20, 1834.

“This work may be advantageously consulted for a practical knowledge of banking in all shapes from the bank of England down to loan banks, and the new law to facilitate the purchase of small annuities. It should also be added that a variety of tables are contained in the volume, not mere transcripts from official documents, but intelligible recasts by a man of business. So far as we are able to judge by inspection, they seem to have the rare merit of containing what is wanted and nothing more."-Spectator, Feb. 15, 1834.

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