Reference code(s): CLC/B/005/EA04
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: EAGLE INSURANCE COMPANY: BUSINESS
Level of description: sub-fonds
Extent: 2.49 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Eagle Insurance Co
British Dominions General
Eagle Insurance Company was founded in 1807; it was acquired by British Dominions General in 1916. The company was founded 'for fire and life assurance and for granting annuities' at a meeting of merchants, bankers and traders at Cole's Coffee House, Ball Court, Cornhill. A key figure in the company until 1838 was Sir William Rawlins (1753-1838). Fire insurance was the main business of the company until it was sold to Protector Fire in 1826. Eagle saw a large number of amalgamations due to the work of Charles Jellicoe, actuary from Protector Life. The company had offices at Freeman's Court, Cornhill; Haymarket; Waterloo Place; 3 Crescent, New Bridge Street; 14 Ludgate Hill; 79 Pall Mall with City office at 41 Threadneedle Street. Local Councils were situated in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and Manchester.
Scope and content/abstract:
Business records of Eagle Insurance Company including indexes of lives assured; individual life policies, assignments and related correspondence; life prospectuses, specimen proposal forms, medical reports and related papers; premium receipts and cheques; Eagle fund annual accounts, quinquennial reports and related papers; fire policies; newspapers, press cuttings and advertisements relating to Eagle Star; prospectuses for foreign business; and correspondence from Bristol branch.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English.
System of arrangement:
These records are arranged as follows:
Conditions governing access:
48 hours notice required for access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.
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Immediate source of acquisition:
Accessioned as part of the Eagle Star Insurance Company archive.
For other papers of Eagle Insurance Company see CLC/B/005/EA01: Corporate; CLC/B/005/EA02: Shares; CLC/B/005/EA05: Premises; CLC/B/005/EA06: Staff and CLC/B/005/EA07: Acquisitions and Mergers. Part of the records of the Eagle Star Insurance Company Limited, CLC/B/005.
Eagle Star, A Guide to its History and Archivesprepared by Zurich Group Archives.
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: Added to AIM25 April 2012.