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BRITISH EQUITABLE ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/107-05
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: BRITISH EQUITABLE ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
Date(s): 1887-1961
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 50 production units.
Name of creator(s): British Equitable Assurance Co Ltd

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The British Equitable Assurance Company was established in 1854 at 47 King William Street, for the conduct of life business. It moved offices to 4 Queen Street Place (later numbers 1-3) in 1867, and, from 1933 was located at Royal Exchange. It expanded into fire and general business from 1905. It became a subsidiary of the Royal Exchange Assurance (CLC/B/107-02) in 1924.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

British Equitable Assurance Company Limited records consist of Board of Directors and Finance Committee minute books. They are held off-site and therefore require 24 hours notice for access.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

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

Conditions governing access:

Access by appointment only. Please contact staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection 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:

The records of the company were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library by Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance in September 1994. No records earlier than 1887 were deposited, and the whereabouts of earlier records are not known. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Other sub-fonds in this collection comprise:
CLC/B/107-01: Guardian Assurance Company Limited;
CLC/B/107-02: Royal Exchange Assurance;
CLC/B/107-03: Albion Fire Insurance Company Limited;
CLC/B/107-04: Atlas Assurance Company Limited;
CLC/B/107-06: Caledonian Insurance Company;
CLC/B/107-07: Car and General Insurance Corporation Limited;
CLC/B/107-08: Car Services Limited;
CLC/B/107-09: Essex and Suffolk Insurance Company Limited;
CLC/B/107-11: Licenses and General Insurance Company Limited;
CLC/B/107-12: Liverpool and London Plate Glass Insurance Company;
CLC/B/107-13: Local Government Guarantee Society;
CLC/B/107-14: London and Manchester Plate Glass Insurance Company;
CLC/B/107-15: Manchester Assurance Company Limited;
CLC/B/107-16: Motor Union Insurance Company Limited;
CLC/B/107-17: National Provincial Insurance Company Limited;
CLC/B/107-18: Pilot Insurance Corporation Limited;
CLC/B/107-19: Reliance Marine Insurance Company;
CLC/B/107-20: State Assurance Company Limited;
CLC/B/107-21: United British Insurance Company Limited;
CLC/B/107-22: Westminster and General Insurance Company Limited;
CLC/B/107-23: Essex and Suffolk Accident Indemnity Society.


Publication note:

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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