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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/118
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1863-1984
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 33 production units.
Name of creator(s): Chartered Accountants' Benevolent Association


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Chartered Accountants' Benevolent Association was founded in 1886 to 'provide for the relief of necessitous persons who are or have been members of either ICAEW or the former Society of Incorporated Accountants and their dependents'.

It was based at Moorgate Place (1886-1965), City House, 56-66 Goswell Road (1965-c.1982) and 301 Salisbury House, London Wall (c.1982-2001). In 2001 it moved to 3 Cottesbrooke Park, Heartlands, Daventry.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Chartered Accountants' Benevolent Association comprising: minutes, 1886-1975 (Ms 31824); financial records, 1886-1984 (Ms 31825-9); and minute book of the Chartered Accountants' Charities Limited, 1955-64 (Ms 31830).

Access to records less than 30 years old should be sought from the Chartered Accountants' Benevolent Association (contact details may be obtained from staff).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records have been sorted into an order which reflects divisions between the different functions and operations of the organisation and its administration.

Conditions governing access:

Restricted access: please see staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records were given by C.A.B.A. to the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 2001 (except the board minutes, Ms 31824, which were a deposit). They were catalogued by a member of Guildhall Library staff in 2001. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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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:
June to August 2010.

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