Minister of Money

Minister of Money

Henry Duncan, Founder of the Savings Bank Movement

Hardback256pp Illustrated232x155mm

9781910900147     Product Code: 509649

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A parish minister in Dumfriesshire, the Reverend Henry Duncan (1774–1846) was also a poet, novelist, geologist and social reformer. This biography explores the ways in which he fused the at-times antagonistic traditions of Presbyterianism and the Scottish enlightenment in his greatest achievement: the founding of the world's first community savings bank. Designed to help the ‘industrious poor’ save for times of hardship, the idea would eventually lift many out of poverty.

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