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Author Name:    SCHULL, Joseph GIBSON, J.Douglas

Title:   Scotiabank Story : A History of the Bank of Nova Scotia 1832-1982. Second Printing in dustjacket

Publisher:    Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1983, ISBN:077159609x 

Seller ID:   12968

SCHULL, Joseph and J.Douglas GIBSON. The Scotiabank Story : A History of the Bank of Nova Scotia 1832-1982. Toronto : Macmillan of Canada, (1983). Second Printing. Pp (6),vii-xv,(1),1-421,(1). Illustrated. Large 8vo, blue cloth, gilt to front & spine. A handsome book, designed by Frank Newfeld. ` "The Bank of Nova Scotia - widely known as Scotiabank- is a major Canadian-based international bank that has total assets exceeding $50 billion and conducts business in more than one hundred nations. Nineteen eighty-two marks the 150th anniversary of Scotiabank. Written to commemorate this event, The Scotiabank Story examines the history of the Bank as part of the larger history of Nova Scotia, the Maritimes, Canada, and, ultimately, the world financial community. "The Bank was granted a charter in Nova Scotia on March 30,1832, and on August 29,1832, The Bank of Nova Scotia opened for business in rented rooms in a stone house in Halifax. The Bank grew and surmounted difficulties associated with the economic problems of the Maritime provinces.Later its growth accelerated through directt expansion and amalgamation wi th the Union Bank of Prince Edward Island, the Bank of New Brunswick, the Metropolitan Bank, and the Bank of Ottawa. By 1919 it had become the fourth-largest bank in Canada, a rank that has never been challenged since. The Scotiabank Story recounts the events and developments in the Bank's history through the actions and views of the leading participants. Entertaining anecdotes interspersed throughout the book serve to lighten the history and lend a human touch to this success story. "The Bank of Nova Scotia is the second-oldest Canadian bank, with a more than usually interesting past, with more than its share of great bankers, with unbroken dividend payments from the beginning, and with a record of solid achievement - $50 billion worth. During its history, a remarkable degree of diversification in the Bank has been accomplished - both geographically and in terms of the wide variety of wholesale and retail banking and other financial services available. The Scotiabank Story is an important contribution to banking, corporate, and Canadian history. Selected photographs, largely drawn from the Bank's Archives, increase the book's attractiveness and enhance beautifully the lucid prose of Joseph Schull and J. Douglas Gibson. Contents: Foreword by C.E. Ritchie.Chapters: l.The Struggle for Incorporation, 1831-1832; 2. A Bank To Be Rec koned With, 1832-1837; 3. Surmounting Early Challenges, 1837-1875; 4. Enterthe Legendary Thomas Fyshe, 1876-1882; 5. Further Expansion - West, South, and Northeast, 1882-1897; 6. The Move to Toronto, 1897-1909; 7. The Amalga mations, 1910-1923; 8. Consolidation and Then.. .The Great Depression, 1924-1939; 9. The Second World War, 1939-1945; 10. Filling Out a National Rank.1945-1960; 11. More Growth and the Management Revolution, 1960-1965; 12. A Full-fledged International Bank, 1966-1971; 13. The Changing Face of Banki ng, 1971 -1981; 14. Just Around the Corner, Right Around the World, 1971-1981; 15. A Story of Adaptability and Strength. The Bank of Nova Scotia - A History in Charts; Statements of Assets and Liabilities of The Bank of Nova Scotia; Directors of The Bank of Nova Scotia; Executive Officers of The Bank of Nova Scotia. With index. Very good in dustjacket. 25.00


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