STOCK EXCHANGE OFFICIAL YEAR-BOOK, 1875-1945
Part 1: 1875-1895
The London Stock Exchange was at the centre of the world’s financial and trading markets from 1875 to 1945. It was the place to raise capital and almost every country in the world featured in its lists of government securities and company stocks. The strength of the British economy in the period and the international spread of the British Empire contributed to its importance.
- The Stock Exchange Year-Book started in 1875 and quickly grew in size and stature, eclipsing rival publications. Its readers acknowledged it as an essential reference source for tracking the growth and the development of individual companies, international markets and the economy as a whole.
- Today it is acknowledged as a basic reference source for economic and business historians, but one for which most libraries only hold scattered issues.
- We can now offer a complete 70 year run of the Year-Book from 1875 to 1945, tracing the development of British Commonwealth and World finance and industry from the heights of the Victorian era to the end of the
Second World War.
- Every issue is packed with detail and is extensively indexed. Volumes for the 1870s list around 1400 companies, ranging from Aberdeen Jute through Baltic Iron Ship Building, Direct United States Cable, Lady Well Mining and Scottish Widows’ Fund and Life to the Zealand Railway. By 1886 there are close to 3,400 companies listed.
- For each company the volume gives lists of directors, date of establishment,
capital value and the amount paid up or subscribed, details of trading, dividends, and dates of meetings.