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Page 201. " the cheque, drawn on Coutts & Co. in the Strand "

The Strand is a street in the City of Westminster in central London, which extends from Trafalgar Square in the west to Temple Bar in the east.

Coutts is a private bank and wealth manager which is now part  of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

It is one of the oldest banks in the world, having begun life as Campbells Bank in 1692, and become Thomas Coutts & Co. in 1775. Today, Coutts has numerous offices in Britain and worldwide, but its headquarters are still on the Strand in Central London, the location of the original Campbells Bank.

Traditionally, Coutts has been the bank of the British upper classes, and it retains its prestigious image to the present time.