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'Our Magazine' - Bank staff magazine

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(Reference number: 10A282)

Manuscript editions of staff magazine that contains a mixture of fictional short stories; essays on banking; travel reports; memoirs; drawings (both black and white and colour) and editorial notes. (1884-85)

Started up by the Bank's 'Pen and Pencil Club' (the aim of which was to promote literature and art), the first edition of 'Our Magazine' appeared in May 1884. With financial support from the Bank's 'Library and Literary Association', 'Our Magazine' was produced by and for staff of the Bank of England. The first five editions of the magazine were produced in manuscript format; it was the aim of the magazine's editorial board to raise reader-subscription levels in order to produce future editions in printed format and achieve financial self-sufficiency. From volume six onwards the magazine was published under the new title of 'The Bank Magazine' (unfortunately, no copies of The Bank Magazine are held by the Archive).