(BTW for new readers, “bask” is my abbreviation for “blog ask” since I am too proud to beg.)
This is going to be a weird one: I have agreed to be a sort of economic consultant for a relative who is a working on a novel that involves characters working in a bank in Ireland in the early 1900s. Part of the plot involves a trusted employee of the bank suddenly going rogue and leaving town after embezzling a lot of money from one of the bank’s customer’s accounts.
I am quite certain there would be no way to easily do this type of thing nowadays, but I’m wondering if it would have been easier in 1900. (Also, there is some leeway–the guy was leaving the country so if it could just go undetected for 24 hours it could work.)
Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions for how I could figure out what bank procedures were in my ancient homeland back then?