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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 B/IMP/GLC
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1821-1878
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 4.95 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Imperial Gas Light and Coke Company


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Imperial Gas Light and Coke Company was formed after a merger of the Coal Light Company (founded 1816) and the Metropolis Gas Light and Coke Company (founded 1820). It was incorporated by several Acts of Parliament: 1821: 1-2 George IV cap. 117 1823: 4 George IV cap. 95 1829: 10 George IV cap. 12 The Company had works at Bromley, Fulham, Saint Pancras, Shoreditch, Bow and Limehouse. In 1876 it was amalgamated with the (Chartered) Gas Light and Coke Company.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Imperial Gas Light and Coke Company, 1821-1878, including Directors' meeting minutes and orders; Shareholders' meeting signed minutes; Committee for General Purposes signed minutes; Committee for Works signed minutes; Committee for Accounts signed minutes; appointments and emoluments of Officers; Committee for Works rough minutes; summary of half-yearly accounts of Metropolitan Gas Companies including The Imperial, Gas Light and Coke Company, Commercial, Independent, Ratcliff, London, Phoenix, South Metropolitan and Surrey Consumers and bound volume of Acts relating to the Company, Gas, Public Companies and so on.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

B/IMP/GLC/1-118: minutes; B/IMP/GLC/119-120: admin papers.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 1966.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also records of the Chartered Gas Light and Coke Company and the North Thames Gas Precedessors at ACC/0638; ACC/0880 and LMA/4438.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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:
July to October 2009

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