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EQUITABLE GAS LIGHT COMPANY

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 B/NTG-2
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: EQUITABLE GAS LIGHT COMPANY
Date(s): 1829-1870 (property records span 1766-1902).
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 28.5 linear metres (extent of whole collection, not this subfonds).
Name of creator(s): Equitable Gas Light and Coke Company | 1831-1871

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Equitable Gas Light Company was formed in 1831, with the purpose of supplying Westminster and the western suburbs of London. The Deed of Settlement is dated 1833, and the Company was incorporated by Act of Parliament in 1842 (5 + 6 Victoria, cap. 36). The Company had gas works at Pimlico. It was amalgamated with the Chartered Gas Light and Coke Company in 1871.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Equitable Gas Light and Coke Company, including endorsement to be made on the deed of settlement, 1835; supplemental deed of settlement, 1838; certificate of formal registration of the company, 1844; reports of the Company's Directors; papers relating to legal proceedings and lawsuits; correspondence; agreements and contracts; papers relating to premises owned by the Company in Kensington, Westminster, Pimlico and Chelsea.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Records arranged as follows:
Corporate records: B/NTG/0057-0068;
Legal records: B/NTG/0069-0097 and 0103;
Production records: B/NTG/0098-0102 and 0104-0132;
Property records: B/NTG/0133-0402.

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 Equitable Gas Light and Coke Company see reference B/EGLC.


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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