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INDEPENDENT GAS LIGHT AND COKE COMPANY

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 B/NTG-5
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: INDEPENDENT GAS LIGHT AND COKE COMPANY
Date(s): 1824-1948
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 28.5 linear metres (extent of whole collection, not this subfonds).
Name of creator(s): Independent Gas Light and Coke Company | 1824-1876

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

A deed of settlement for the Independent Gas Light and Coke Company was recorded in 1824. The Company was incorporated in 1829 by the Act of Parliament, 10 George IV, cop.118. The Company Gas Works were at Haggerston. The Company amalgamated with the (Chartered) Gas Light and Coke Company in 1876.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Independent Gas Light and Coke Company, including Directors' reports and statements of accounts; correspondence; certificates for the transfer of stock; notice of proposed bill for incorporating the company; minutes of evidence of the Select Committee on the company's bill; schedule of deeds and papers belonging to the company; papers relating to premises owned by the Company in Haggerston and Whitechapel; agreement between the Independent Gas Light Company and the Imperial Gas Light Company as to areas of supply; bonds and securities made by senior officials of the company; and general agreements.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Corporate records: B/NTG/1385-1415;
Legal records: B/NTG/1416-1417; 1427-1446;
Property records: B/NTG/1418-1425; 1447-1454;
Production records: B/NTG/1426.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in multiple accessions in 1957 and 1958.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For further records of the Company see reference B/IND/GLCC and O/487. See also records of the Chartered Gas Light and Coke Company, reference LMA/4438.


Publication note:

For further information about gas companies and works see: E.G.Stewart, Historical Index of Gasworks past and present in the area now served by the North Thames Gas Board, 1806-1957 (1957) and Supplement to the Historical Index of Gasworks (1970); LMA Library reference 24.41 NTGB; and Stirling Everard, The History of the Gas Light and Coke Company (1949), LMA Library reference 24.41 EVE. Other works relating to the history of gas supply can also be found at reference 24.4.

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:
November 2009 to February 2010

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