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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/107-04
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1741-1963
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 173 production units.
Name of creator(s): Atlas Assurance Co Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Atlas Assurance Company was established in 1808 and transacted life and fire insurance business. A venture into general accident insurance in the 1880s was unsuccessful. It was based at 92 Cheapside (1901), and was acquired by Royal Exchange Assurance (CLC/B/107-02) in 1959.


Scope and content/abstract:

Atlas Assurance Company Limited archives comprise records relating to the regulation of the company 1814, 1890 (Mss 16155-6); agreement for acquisition of Essex and Suffolk Equitable Insurance Company 1911 (Ms 16157); agreements with various companies 1902-60 (Mss 16158-163); share records 1808-1947 (Ms 16164-7); minutes 1807-1963 (Mss 16169-171); register of attendance at court meetings 1889-1919 (Ms 16173); financial records 1808-1953 (Ms 16172, 16174-5); annuity ledger 1894-1900 (Ms 18091); register of agents' appointments 1897-1912 (Ms 16176); correspondence of New York agent 1895-1908 (Ms 24469); deeds of covenant etc 1814-1959 (Ms 16177) and title deeds 1741-1955 (Ms 16178-9).

Please note that Ms 16168 has been returned to the depositor.

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:

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:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The archives (except Mss 16155-64 and 16177-9) were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library by Guardian Royal Exchange in 1976 and 1994. Mss 16155-64 and 16177-9 were deposited via the British Records Association in 1976. 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/107-05: British Equitable 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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