Q. National City Bank of NY merged with Citibank 1918. Who has itse archival records

National City Bank of NY merged with Citibank 1918. Who has itse archival records
The National City Bank of NY maintained the credit/loans for the Provisional Govt of Russian. Boris Bakhmeteff, Russian Ambassador, was the interface with this bank,, Trersay D, and the Russian Gov

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Thank you for your question.

I have not been able to find an archive of National Bank of New York records from this time period, but you might try contacting Citibank (parent group Citigroup) and asking them where their historical records have been archived. Here is their contact information:

Website: https://www.citigroup.com/citi/

History: https://www.citigroup.com/citi/about/timeline/ 

Address:

CITIGROUP INC. 
388 GREENWICH ST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - 10013-2362
USA

Phone number:

(605) 331-2626

 

The Foreign Relations of the United States is a compilation of historical documents that may have some useful information. 

The 1918 volume has a section of documents pertaining to Russian Economic Relations: https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1918Russiav03/comp1

And the first chapter specifically contains documents pertaining to loands to the Provisional Government: https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1918Russiav03/ch1

You can also perform a Boolean search of the entire database using single or multiple keywords and/or phrases (put phrases in quotes): https://history.state.gov/search  

 

Here are some other documents that may have useful information;

Citi Timeline: https://www.citigroup.com/citi/about/timeline/

Company Histories: Citigroup Inc. https://www.company-histories.com/Citigroup-Inc-Company-History.html


United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary , Reed, James A. (James Alexander), 1861-1944 and Sixty-Seventh Congress, 1921-1923. Loans to Foreign Governments : Resume of the Laws Under Which Loans Were Made to Foreign Governments During and Since the War , Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, December 6, 1921, https://fraser.stlouisfed.org/title/1059.

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), 1935- and Federal Reserve Board, 1914-1935. "Foreign Business of the National City Bank of New York," in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), 1935- and Federal Reserve Board, 1914-1935. "October 1918," Federal Reserve Bulletin (October 1918) : 26-31. https://fraser.stlouisfed.org/title/62/item/21111/toc/305321.
 

 

I hope this information is helpful. If this is not what you need, or if you should require any further assistance, please let us know.

 

Bobby Griffith
Lead Government Information Reference Associate
Eagle Commons Library
University of North Texas Libraries
Bobby.Griffith@unt.edu

 

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