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General Operations and Correspondent Relationships, 1832-1854

Identifier: Record Group 1 Subgroup 1 Series 2

Scope and Contents note

Consists of Corcoran and Riggs general ledgers detailing daily bank operations, including statements of condition and correspondent relationships with other banks. Unlike later general ledgers, these earlier books also include patron deposit and loan information, and far greater detail about bills payable and receivable. Several of the ledgers have corresponding indexes. Please see Record Group 1 Subgroup 2 Series 3 for general ledgers during 1853-1854. In addition, there is a ledger managing accounts of Riggs & Co./Riggs, Son & Co., an Elisha Riggs venture, and two Elisha Riggs letterpress books, which were included in the collection. This ledger and one of the letterpress books pre-date the establishment of Corcoran and Riggs. The business of Riggs & Co./Riggs, Son & Co. should not be confused with Riggs & Co., the successor bank to Corcoran and Riggs.


  • 1832-1854

Restrictions to Access

Materials containing personally identifiable information relating to individuals are restricted for 72 years from date of creation.


From the Collection: 1900 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

General Physical Description note


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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