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Mystery of Overend And Gurney

A Financial Scandal in Victorian London

by Geoffrey Elliott

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Published by Methuen .
Written in English


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Number of Pages266
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Open LibraryOL7480715M
ISBN 100413775739
ISBN 109780413775733

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On John Gurney's death in , his son Samuel Gurney assumed the control of Gurney's Bank in Norwich. About the same time, he also took over control of the London billbroking business of Richardson, Overend & Company, whose title was subsequently changed to Overend, Gurney and Company. It went on to become the world's largest discounting house. The panic began with the collapse of the City of London’s oldest bill-brokerage firm and discount company, Overend, Gurney, and Company. Although the panic did not have the far-reaching economic impact of the or crises, as an event it offers a useful vantage point to survey changes in British finance, economics, and politics, and the cultural perception of those changes.

The business was founded in as Richardson, Overend and Company by Thomas Richardson, clerk to a London bill - discounter, and John Overend, chief clerk in the bank of Smith, Payne and Company at Nottingham (absorbed into the National Provincial Bank in ), with Gurney's Bank (absorbed into Barclays Bank in ). Where it All Began: Lending of Last Resort and the Bank of England During the Overend, Gurney Panic of Article in SSRN Electronic Journal February with Reads How we measure 'reads'.


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Amid a scandal that was the Victorian equivalent of Enron, Geoffrey Elliott paints a picture of greed and corruption and true-life characters that could have come from a Dickens : Geoffrey Elliott.

The Mystery of Overend and Gurney: A Financial Scandal in Victorian London by Geoffrey Elliott (, Hardcover) Be the first to write a review About this product. Geoffrey Elliott lives in Bermuda and London. He had a successful career in Merchant Banking and is eminently qualified to write the story of Overend and Gurney.

His ancestors came to Britain from Russia at the Mystery of Overend And Gurney book of the twentieth century and his recent book, From Siberia with Love (Methuen /5(3).

The mystery of Overend and Gurney: a financial scandal in Victorian London. [Geoffrey Elliott] -- "On Friday, 10 MayOverend, Gurney and Co. Limited, the City of London's leading discount house - with a turnover second only to that of the Bank of England - closed its doors and suspended all.

In MayOverend and Gurney, the City of London's leading discount house suspended all payments and provoked a panic in the city. The owners were put on trial and investors in the bank were outraged at the events which resulted in many lost fortunes. This book gives an account of the downfall of a once much respected bank.

Overrend and Gurney Bank in I bought this book to provide back ground to an Overend and Gurney share certificate I acquired and the book relates one of the problems for the unlucky investors - they only part paid the 50 pds share price and were gulled by the directors of the bank into believing they would not be called up to pay any more/5(7).

The Overend and Gurney Case. This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Page - An Act to repeal an Act of the present session of Parliament, intituled ' An Act for the more effectual abolition of oaths and affirmations taken and made in various departments of the State, and to substitute declarations in lieu thereof,' and for the more entire suppression of voluntary and extra judicial oaths and affidavits, and to make other provisions for the abolition of.

Depredations: or, Overend, Gurney, & co Paperback – January 1, by Stephanos Xenos (Author) See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" $ $ — Paperback $ Author: Stephanos Xenos.

The Overend, Gurney partners, on the other hand (though they ceded a certain amount of power to, and tried to pin the blame on, a man-of-business called Edward Watkin Edwards), were directly.

Geoffrey Elliot, a retired City and Wall Street banker, is the author of The Mystery of Overend & Gurney, A Financial Scandal In Victorian : Geoffrey Elliot.

Samuel Gurney joined the firm in and took control of Overend, Gurney and Co. in The Gurneys were a well known Quaker family that had founded Gurney's Bank in Norwich. The bank's core business was the buying and selling of bills of exchange at a discount.

It was well respected, and expanded rapidly, reaching a turnover double its competitors combined. The Mystery Of Overend And Gurney: A Financial Scandal In Victorian London avg rating — 3 ratings — published Want to Read saving /5. The Bank of England, a private bank at the time, refused assistance to Overend Gurney but supported the refinancing of viable banks and brokers by depleting its own reserves.

This lending by the Bank of England led to valuable debates around optimal central bank lending and limited liability. There are several lessons which remain relevant today.

Dangerous Games Hardcover – 15 Sep The Mystery of Overend and Gurney, Gentleman Spymaster and From Siberia with Love. He is an Honorary Fellow of St Anthony's College, Oxford.

Having trained as a Russian interpreter at the Joint Services School for Linguists, he has translated several books from and into Russian. He lives in Bermuda.5/5(1). See also Geoffrey Elliott The Mystery of Overend & Gurney: A Financial Scandal in Victorian London London: Methuen, In Leadbeater was 12 years of age.

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Stephanie Underwood. Read In Milady's Chamber: A John. Overend, Gurney and Co. has its origins in a London bill brokerage firm founded by Thomas Richardson in He was joined by John Overend in when they renamed the firm Richardson, Overend & Co.

In John and Samuel Gurney joined as partners, and in the business became known as Overend, Gurney and Company. After reviewing the books, the head of the Bank’s deputation concluded that Overend Gurney was “rotten”. So despite its large size – deposits were equivalent to the combined deposits of its three largest competitors – Overend Gurney was allowed to fail, ceasing business on 10 May Author of the bestselling Dave Gurney thrillers.

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