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The Daily Gold Fixing: sundry photographs from the NMR Treasury Business Operations Department, and the NMR Corporate Affairs Department, 1958-1999

000/1415/1-21, 1 box

The Daily Gold Fixing: sundry photographs from the NMR Treasury Business Operations Department, and the NMR Corporate Affairs Department, 1958-1999. The images show views of the Gold Fixing Room in the second and third New Court buildings, and images of the Gold Fix in progress.

  • The Gold Fix Room, the second New Court, c.1958, stamped reverse ‘Adolf Morath, COL 1’ (one large colour print);
  • The Gold Fix Room, the second New Court, c.1958, stamped reverse ‘Adolf Morath, COL 2’ (one large colour print);
  • The Gold Fix Room, the second New Court, c.1958, stamped reverse ‘Adolf Morath, COL 3’ (one large colour print); 
  • The Gold Fix Room, the third New Court, c.1965, stamped reverse ‘Henry Grant, London’ (one b/w photograph)
  • The Gold Fix Room, the third New Court, c.1965, stamped reverse ‘Barnet Sandman, London’ (one b/w photograph)
  • The Gold Fix Room, the third New Court, private function c.1975 (colour photograph)
  • The Gold Fix Room, the third New Court, the Gold Fixing in progress, October 1976 (two identical b/w photographs);  
  • The Gold Fix Room, the third New Court, the Gold Fixing in progress, October 1976 (six identical colour photographs);
  • The Gold Fix Room, the third New Court, the Gold Fixing in progress, 2 January 1980.  Chaired by Elbert Keller, and featuring Alan Baker (front left) for Sharpe Pixley, formally of NMR. Stamped ‘Copyright, The Times’ (one large b/w photograph, one small identical photograph);
  • The Gold Fix Room, the third New Court, the Gold Fixing in progress, c.1985 image showing members of the Gold Fix: Les Edgar (Sharpe Pixley), Tony Hodgson (Johnson Matthey), Robert Guy (NMR), David Saunders (Mocatta Goldschmid), Robert Beal (Samuel Montagu) (2 colour photographs);
  • The Gold Fix Room, the third New Court, the Gold Fixing in progress opposite view of room, c.1985 image showing members of the Gold Fix: Les Edgar (Sharpe Pixley), Tony Hodgson (Johnson Matthey), Robert Guy (NMR), David Saunders (Mocatta Goldschmid), Robert Beal (Samuel Montagu) (2 colour photographs,  and colour transparencies of the same image);
  • The Gold Fix Room, the third New Court, the Gold Fixing in progress, 1990. (three identical b/w photographs, and colour transparencies of the same image);
  • The Gold Fix Room, the third New Court, the Gold Fixing in progress, 1990. (four identical colour photographs, and colour transparencies of the same image);
  • The Gold Fix Room, the third New Court, the Gold Fixing in progress, 1991. (3 different colour photographs, plus transparencies);
  • The Gold Fix Room, the third New Court, posed photograph showing Alistair Christmas and four others, June 1992. (three different colour photographs);
  • The Gold Fix Room, the third New Court, the Gold Fixing in progress, September 1993. Persons identified are Clive Turner, Graham Curds, Duncan MacInnes, Martyn Konig and Jeremy Gray. (2 different b/w photographs);
  • The Gold Fix Room, the third New Court, unknown event, with Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, 24 October 1994. (12 different colour photographs);
  • The Gold Fix Room, the third New Court, the Gold Fixing in progress, 1994. (4 colour photographs, 2 b/w photographs);
  • The Gold Fix Room, the third New Court, posed group photograph of the participants, 1994. (2 identical colour photographs);
  • The Gold Fix Room, the third New Court, the Gold Fixing in progress, 1994. (3 contact sheets)
  • The Gold Fix Room, the third New Court, the Gold Fixing in progress, 1999. (4 identical colour photographs, and colour transparencies of the same image)

The Daily Gold Fixing: 'the last Gold Fixing', photographs from the NMR Treasury Business Operations Department, 2004

000/1404, 1 folder

The Daily Gold Fixing: 'the last Gold Fixing', photographs from the NMR Treasury Business Operations Department, 30 April 2004. The NMR Treasury Business Operations Department commissioned a photographer to take photographs of one of the last Gold Fixings to take place at New Court, on Friday 30 April 2004. The photographs feature Douglas Beadle (NMR), Paul Fisher (Bank of England), Simon Weeks (Bank of Nova Scotia Mocatta), Paul Copsey (NMR), Rick McIntyre (Deutsche Bank), Clare Cork, Mark Collier (NMR for HSBC), Clare Ferguson, and an unidentified member of staff  from Société Generale. The folder includes large colour prints and contact sheets of the photographs taken. The last Gold Fixing at NMR officially took place on Tuesday 4 May 2004.