Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/017-13
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: FIRE OFFICES' COMMITTEE OF IRELAND
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 13 production units.
Name of creator(s): Fire Offices' Committee | Fire Offices' Committee of Ireland
Offices transacting fire insurance business overseas had been meeting since at least 1859. By 1869, 29 foreign fire insurance tariffs were in operation, and the participating offices formed the Fire Offices' Committee (Foreign) for supervising rates. Co-operation assisted British fire offices in their development of overseas markets where they had problems with competition from local companies and the novelty and complexity of overseas risks, and had to deal with legislation by foreign governments. During the 20th century, the growth of foreign business was such that several committees were established by the Fire Offices' Committee (Foreign) to protect and promote the interests of companies transacting business in particular parts of the world. These included the Fire Offices' Committee of Ireland in 1975.
Scope and content/abstract:
Minute books and circulars of the Fire Offices' Committee of Ireland. Please note that permission must be obtained from the Association of British Insurers for access to records less than 75 years old. Contact details may be obtained from staff.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.
Conditions governing access:
Access by appointment only. Please contact staff.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.
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Immediate source of acquisition:
Fire Offices' Committee records, and those of the other organisations associated with it (apart from some minutes and other records which were found amongst the archives of the Sun Insurance Office and the records of the London Wharf and Warehouse Committee which have been listed separately) were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library on 26 and 27 June 1985, and on 30 April and 1 June 1987. In June 1994 the deposit was converted to a gift by the Association of British Insurers. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
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: November 2010 to January 2011.