Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/102
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: SOCIETY FOR EQUITABLE ASSURANCES ON LIVES AND SURVIVORSHIPS
Level of description: Collection
Extent: One production unit.
Name of creator(s): Society for Equitable Assurances on Lives and Survivorships
Equitable Life Assurance Society
The Society for Equitable Assurances on Lives and Survivorships was formed in 1762. It was the first society to use a scientific form of life assurance which enabled the Equitable to accept a broad range of risks. By 1797 there were over 5,000 assurances in force.
The name 'Equitable Life Assurance Society' appeared in brochures by 1857, but the Society only became incorporated with this name in 1893.
The Society acquired the Reversionary Interest Society in 1919; University Life Assurance Society in 1919; and Equitable Reversionary Interest Society in 1920.
The Society was based at Nicholas Lane (1762-74); New Bridge Street (1774-1870); Mansion House Street (1870-1924); Coleman Street (1924-c1992); and Basinghall Street (c1993- ). The Society was closed to new business in 2000.
Scope and content/abstract:
Record of the Society for Equitable Assurances on Lives and Survivorships, comprising a volume containing copies of the deed of settlement, bye-laws and speeches.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Deposited with the records of the Rock Life Assurance Company in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, which merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
In November 2006 the Actuarial Profession (comprising the Faculty of Actuaries and the Institute of Actuaries) funded the purchase acquisition of the records of Equitable Life up to 1950 (together with the records of the Reversionary Interest Society and the Equitable Reversionary Interest Society). The records covering the period circa 1830-circa 1950 were deposited in Guildhall Library (now at LMA, reference CLC/B/079). Records pre circa 1830 are held at the Institute of Actuaries. Visits to the Institute of Actuaries Library need to be arranged at least 24 hours in advance.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: June to August 2010.