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COMMERCIAL GAS COMPANY

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 B/NTG-11
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: COMMERCIAL GAS COMPANY
Date(s): 1838-1948
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 28.5 linear metres (extent of whole collection, not this subfonds).
Name of creator(s): Commercial Gas Light and Coke Company | 1839-1949

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Commercial Gas Light and Coke Company was formed in 1837 to combat the British Gas Light and Coke Company after it had obtained a monopoly. Commercial later bought the British's London district for a knockdown figure. Deed of settlement, 1839. Incorporated by Act of Parliament, 1847. Nationalised 1949, placed under control of North Thames Gas Board.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Commercial Gas Light and Coke Company, including half yearly report and accounts submitted by the Directors of the Commercial Gas Company to the Proprietors; reports of proceedings of ordinary half yearly meetings; register of stockholders attending ordinary annual meetings of the Commercial Gas Company; original prospectus of the company; bye laws of the company; letters about Robert Jones and copies of articles by and about him; petition presented on behalf of stokers and gas workers; statement of average rates of wages paid during the year to various grades; photograph of the centenary dinner of the company, and two letters from the Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell, M.P., Ministry of Fuel and Power; deed of trust and settlement of the Commercial Gas Light and Coke Company; alphabetical list of shareholders recording their receipt of the first dividend; agreement with other companies as to sphere of influence of the Commercial Gas Light and Coke Company, and indemnity and map; minutes of evidence before committee of inquiry into the company's proposed bill; Act for incorporating the Commercial Gas Light and Coke Company; Act to convert stock of the Commercial Gas Company and insurance policy on the company's works at Jonsons Fields, Stepney.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Arranged as follows:
Corporate records: B/NTG/2928-2984;
Personnel records: B/NTG/2975;
Financial records: B/NTG/2976;
General records: B/NTG/2977-2980;
Production records: B/NTG/2985-2987;
Legal records: B/NTG/2988-2992, 2996;
Property records: B/NTG/2993-2995.

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 Commercial Gas Light and Coke Company see reference B/CGC.


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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