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Papers of John Blythe Kinross, containing business papers, private correspondence and diaries.

Identifier: Acc.8699/1-58

Scope and Contents

Containing correspondence, memorandums, diaries and other papers.

The main interest of the collection lies in the material to the Industrial and Commercial Finance Corporation (ICFC), to the financing of small businesses, and in general to Kinross’s activities in the City of London from 1928 to the present day. In addition to formal business, the papers contain a significant quantity of private correspondence, and some interest diaries. All the papers carry useful and sometimes lengthy annotations by Kinross himself. The papers were used extensively for his autobiography 'Fifty years in the city', 1982.


  • Creation: circa 1925-1980.

Conditions Governing Access

Normal access conditions apply from 17 January 1991.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.


58 Consultation units

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1984, by J B Kinross, London.

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Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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