Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/079
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 390 production units.
Name of creator(s): Society for Equitable Assurances on Lives and Survivorships
Equitable Life Assurance Society
Equitable Reversionary Interest Society
Reversionary Interest Society
University 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.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Equitable Life Assurance Society spanning 1803 to 1976; with records of associated societies the Equitable Reversionary Interest Society (spanning 1835 to 1976); the Reversionary Interest Society (spanning 1823 to 1982) and the University Life Assurance Society (spanning 1825 to 1957).
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
CLC/B/079-01: Equitable Life Assurance Society;
CLC/B/079-02: Equitable Reversionary Interest Society;
CLC/B/079-03: Reversionary Interest Society;
CLC/B/079-04: University Life Assurance Society.
Conditions governing access:
Access by appointment only. Please contact staff.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Records deposited in 1992 and 2006.
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.