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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/061
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1906-1979
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 66 production units.
Name of creator(s): Corporation of Insurance Brokers


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Corporation of Insurance Brokers was formed in 1906 as the Association of Insurance Brokers and Agents and incorporated in 1910. It aimed to represent and provide a central organization for incorporated insurance brokers. From 1910-18 it was known as the Corporation of Insurance Brokers and Agents, until the agents formed a separate Corporation of Insurance Agents (see Ms 35853). The CIB was initially based at 1-2 Queen Street, Cheapside. It moved to 59a London Wall in 1915; to 3 St Helen's Place in 1926 and then in 1961 to 15 St Helen's Place.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Corporation of Insurance Brokers, comprising constitutional documents, minutes, annual reports and accounts, financial material, membership records and other administrative papers.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records of the CIB were given to the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library by the Insurance Brokers' Registration Council in 2001. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

See The CIB: What it is and how it works, 1967 (Guildhall PB Pam 22505).

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 2010 to January 2011.

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