This section offers visitors some useful links to websites that have similar objectives or facilities that may be of use in historical research relating to banking or trade or other business or personal activity.
The National Archives
Several members of the Baring family held public appointments and records relating to this work can be found in The National Archives.
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The Rothschild Archive
Barings and Rothschilds undertook many transactions together and consequently The Rothschild Archive contains numerous items which are relevant to the history of Barings.
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Hampshire Record Office
The Northbrook Papers consist of the papers accumulated by successive generations of that branch of the Baring family. The business papers are in the custody of The Baring Archive. Hampshire Record Office has custody of the remainder of the collection, including estate and family papers as well as the papers of Sir Thomas Baring [1772-1848], 1st Lord Northbrook [1796-1866], 2nd Lord Northbrook [1826-1904] and Thomas Baring [1799-1873].
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Libraries and Archives Canada
In 1926 thousands of documents relating to Barings' relationship with Canada and North America were removed by Dr Adam Shortt and presented by Barings to the Canadian Government. The documents removed cover the period 1836 to 1850 and are held by Library and Archives Canada at Ottawa. A microfilm of the records including a guide can be found at the following link.
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The Baring Archive's Projects
National Life Stories
In 2009 The Baring Archive Limited commissioned An Oral History of Barings. The project was undertaken in partnership with National Life Stories at the British Library.
Go to National Life Stories
University of the Arts London
Research artists from Camberwell College of Arts, Chelsea College of Art and Design and Wimbledon College of Art are creating new artwork in response to The Baring Archive.
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Other organisations with links to Barings' history
In 1995 Barings became insolvent as a result of unauthorised trading and its business was acquired by ING of the Netherlands. ING is a global financial services company providing banking, investments, life insurance and retirement services. In 2008 ING loaned the Archive and historical portraits to The Baring Archive Limited, a charitable company established to manage and promote this unique historical resource.
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The Baring Foundation
Established in 1969, the Baring Foundation received 74 per cent of the equity of Baring Brothers & Co, Limited and was set up to give money to charities and voluntary organisations pursuing charitable purposes. It continues to give grants today.
Go to The Baring Foundation
Baring Asset Management
Baring Asset Management was acquired by ING in 1995, then by MassMutual Financial Group in April 2005. It is a global investment management firm, with offices, clients and business lines spanning the world's major markets.
Go to Baring Asset Management