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Correspondence between
Neville Chamberlain ('NC') and J P Hilton ('JPH')
Birmingham Corporation Savings Bank
Rental for Accommodation in Water Department
Premises in High Street, Birmingham
 
Date 
From 
To 
 Subject
 October 11th 1919  JPH  NC
 Request for NC to sign letters of appreciation
 to be sent to managers of Joint Stock Banks
 who were helpful during the existence of the
 Birmingham Corporation Savings Bank
 October 11th 1919  JPH  NC
 Details of revision of rental (negotiated by NC)
 for section of Water Department used by BMB
 October 11th 1919  JPH  NC
 Enclosing letter from Bank's Estate Agent
 regarding a failed attempt to obtain premises
 in High Street, Birmingham
 October 10th 1919  Frank Wilde  JPH  Estate Agent's letter re High Street premises
 October 13th 1919  NC  JPH  Reply to three letters of October 11th 1919
Early Progress
Policy re Branch Premises
Bank's 'Key' Logo
JPH's Salary
 
Date 
From 
To 
 Subject
 November 24th 1919  JPH  NC
 Report of the Bank's progress for the first
 two months of its existence
 January 31st 1920  JPH  NC
 [1] Bank's policy regarding branch premises
 [2] Request for NC to attend meeting to discuss
       School of Art designs for 'Key' logo
 [3] Complaint by JPH re his salary of 550
 February 2nd 1920  NC  JPH
 Reply to JPH's letter of January 31st 1920
 February 3rd 1920  JPH  NC
 Reply to NC's letter of February 2nd 1920.
 JPH's salary increased to 750
 February 4th 1920  NC  JPH
 Further comments regarding JPH's salary and the content
 of a previous letter that "was somewhat unfortunately worded"
Investment in Treasury Bills
Rate Charged on Mortgages
Bournville Works Savings Fund
The finance of house building
 
Date 
From 
To 
 Subject
 May 19th 1920  JPH  NC
 [1] Application to Treasury to invest in Treasury Bills
 [2] Proposal to increase rate charged on Mortgages
 [3] Transfer of Bournville Works Savings Fund
 [4] Progress of Deposits in March & April 1920
 May 22nd 1920  NC  JPH
 Reply to JPH's letter of May 9th 1920 including views on Bank
 being involved in the finance of house building
Request by the Duke of York
regarding the Bank's House Purchase Scheme 
 
Date 
From 
To 
 Subject
 July 3rd 1920  NC  JPH
 Request for information re Bank's House Purchase Scheme to be
 sent to a Wing Commander Greig (Controller of the Household
 of the Duke of York)
 July 14th 1920  JPH  W C Greig 
 Details of the Bank together with Examples of House Purchase Advances
Correspondence subsequent to the Bank's first trading period:
September 1st 1919 to March 31st 1920 
 
Date 
From 
To 
 Subject
 July 19th 1920  JPH  NC
 Financial Results for the Bank's first trading period:
 September 1st 1919 to March 31st 1920
 July 23rd 1920  NC  JPH 
 Reply to JPH's letter of July 19th 1920
 July 30th 1920  JPH  NC 
 Reply to NC's letter of July 23rd 1920 including comments
 regarding interest earned on sums deposited with the
 City Treasurer
 August 4th 1920  JPH  NC 
 Classification of first 800 House Purchase applications
 and other details regarding mortgage accounts
 August 9th 1920  NC  JPH 
 Reply to JPH's letter of August 4th 1920
Scheme to finance the building of houses
Investment of Bank funds with the City Treasurer
 
Date 
From 
To 
 Subject
 October 14th 1922  JPH  NC
 Scheme to finance the building of houses
 December 16th 1922  JPH  NC 
 Investment of Bank funds with the City Treasurer
Comments made in response to a Newspaper Article
Notes compiled for Neville Chamberlain re Interest Rates etc
Extension of Municipal Banks
 
Date 
From 
To 
 Subject
 January 17th 1927  JPH  NC
 January 17th 1927  JPH  NC 
 January 17th 1927  JPH  NC 
 January 17th 1927  JPH  NC 
 January 22nd 1927  NC  JPH 
Subsequent to the establishment of Neville Chamberlain's idea for a municipal bank, J P Hilton was appointed the Manager of the Birmingham Corporation Savings Bank, and was later appointed as General Manager of the Birmingham Municipal Bank. During the early years of these Banks, Neville Chamberlain and J P Hilton exchanged correspondence on various aspects of the Banks, and some of  these letters are reproduced on this website. The tables below summarise these letters into seven time spans:
 Around this period, Neville Chamberlain held the following positions:
(1) October 1919
(2) November 1919 to February 1920
(3) May 1920
(4) July 1920
(5) July to August 1920
(6) October / December 1920
(7) January 1927