Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/192-19
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: IMPERIAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 28 production units.
Name of creator(s): Imperial Life Insurance Co
Imperial Life Insurance Company was established in 1820 for the business of life insurance in the United Kingdom as a sister company to the Imperial Insurance Company, also called the Imperial Fire Insurance Company. At first its offices were in Sun Court, Cornhill and 5 St James's Street, but in 1845 its West End premises moved to 16 Pall Mall and in 1848 its head office moved to 1 Old Broad Street. In 1893 it took over the England Assurance Institution.
In 1902, Imperial Life was acquired by Alliance Assurance and this company merged with Sun Insurance to form Sun Alliance in 1959.
Scope and content/abstract:
The Imperial Life Insurance Company records comprise minutes, annual reports and accounts, correspondence, prospectuses, register of mortgages and claims by shareholders for shares in Alliance Assurance.
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:
48 hours notice required for access.
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:
Sun Alliance deposited the records of Imperial Life Insurance Company in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 1978 and 1994. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
For the Imperial Insurance Company see CLC/B/192-18.
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: January to May 2011.