Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/192-17
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: FARMERS AND GENERAL FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE AND LOAN AND ANNUITY COMPANY
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 38 production units.
Name of creator(s): Farmers and General Fire and Life Insurance and Loan and Annuity Co
This company was established in 1840. By 1852 it had changed its name to Royal Farmers and General Fire and Life Insurance Loan and Annuity Company and had its office in the Strand.
The company's name changed several times. In 1855 it advertised itself in Kelly's Post Office Directory as Royal Farmers and General Fire Life and Hail Insurance Company. By 1859 the company called itself Royal Farmers Agricultural and Commercial Insurance Company and by 1884 this had been changed to Royal Farmers and General Insurance Company. During this period the office remained at 3 Norfolk Street, Strand.
In 1888, the company was taken over by the Alliance British and Foreign Fire and Life Assurance Company (renamed Alliance Assurance Company in 1905). Alliance Assurance merged with Sun Insurance in 1959 to form Sun Alliance and London Assurance Group.
Scope and content/abstract:
The Farmers and General Fire and Life Insurance and Loan and Annuity Company collection primarily comprises minutes, but also includes some constitutional documents, examples of policies and other administrative records.
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 and London Assurance Group deposited the records of Farmers and General in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library ca. 1968. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
For the Alliance Assurance Company see CLC/B/192-02.
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.