Fonds MC60 - Bank of Fredericton

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Bank of Fredericton

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  • 1836-1840 (Creation)
    Bank of Fredericton

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4 cm of textual records

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(Established in 1836, merged with another bank in 1839)

Administrative history

The Bank of Fredericton was established in 1836 by a group of Fredericton, New Brunswick, businessmen. Trustees were Asa Coy, Thomas T. Smith, Robert Chestnut, William Dale Harte and Charles Fisher. The bank issued notes of five shillings, 10 shillings, one pound, and five pound denominations, which were exempt from the prohibition on private currency in the New Brunswick Bank Act of 1837. At the time of its incorporation with the Commercial Bank of New Brunswick on 28 February 1839, The Bank of Fredericton had £23,700 in notes in circulation, most of which were called in during the following year and burned.

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This fonds consists of the minute book of the Bank of Fredericton for the years 1836-1840.

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Donated to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick by Luke Morrison, of Fredericton, N.B., on 26 February 1973.


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  • English

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