Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/192-23
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: LAW UNION AND ROCK INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 227 production units.
Name of creator(s): Law Union and Crown Insurance Co x Law Union Fire and Life Insurance Co x Law Union and Rock Insurance Co Ltd
This company was established in 1854 as the Law Union Fire and Life Insurance Company. In 1892 it acquired the Crown Life Assurance Company and changed its name to the Law Union and Crown Fire and Life Insurance Company. In 1898 the Company's name was changed to the Law Union and Crown Insurance Company. In 1909 it acquired, and amalgamated with, the Rock Life Assurance Company and was renamed as the Law Union and Rock Insurance Company Limited.
Its head offices were at 45 Pall Mall, 1854-6; 126 Chancery Lane, 1857-1912; and 7 Chancery Lane ("Old Serjeants Inn"), from 1912. In 1919 the Company was acquired by, and allied with, the London and Lancashire Fire Insurance Company, which in 1961 was acquired by, and allied with, the Royal Insurance Company Limited.
Scope and content/abstract:
The Law Union and Rock Insurance Company Limited records comprise: deed of settlement, prospectus, agreements, conveyances and related papers 1854-1970; AGM minutes and annual reports and accounts 1855-1970; board minutes and agendas 1858-1973; committee minutes and reports 1857-1935; seal registers 1896-1964; correspondence and reports 1901-28; policy registers 1854-67; instructions to agents 1898-1903; scrapbooks ca.1888-1961; and records concerning staff 1896-1957.
Permission to publish any material must be obtained from the depositor.
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.
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Immediate source of acquisition:
The records were deposited in Guildhall Library in 1983-4 by Royal Insurance plc. The records were catalogued in 1985. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
For the Crown Life Assurance Company see CLC/B/192-14; and for the Rock Life Assurance Company see CLC/B/192-35.
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.