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COMMERCIAL UNION ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/055
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: COMMERCIAL UNION ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
Date(s): 1701-1962
Level of description: Collection
View subfonds/series records
Extent: 975 production units.
Name of creator(s): Various.

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Commercial Union Assurance Company Limited was based at 24-26 Cornhill (in 1901). Established in 1861, it transacted fire, life and marine insurance.

Commercial Union acquired the following companies (with the date of acquisition in brackets):-
Accident Insurance Company Ltd (1906);
Edinburgh Assurance Co Ltd (1918);
Guardian Plate Glass Insurance Company (1953);
Hand-in-Hand Fire and Life Insurance Society (1905);
Imperial Live Stock and General Insurance Company Ltd (1912);
Liverpool Victoria Insurance Corporation Ltd (1913);
North British and Mercantile Insurance Company Ltd (1959);
Northern Assurance Company Ltd (1968);
Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation Ltd (1910);
Palatine Insurance Company Ltd (1900);
Union Assurance Society (1907);
World Auxiliary Insurance Corporation Ltd (1971).

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Commercial Union Assurance Company Limited, including minutes, ledgers, journals, letters, and insurance registers. Also records of subsidiary and predecessor companies, including:

Accident Insurance Company;
British and European Insurance Company;
British General Insurance Company;
Edinburgh Assurance Company;
Employers' Liability Assurance Corporation;
Fine Art and General Insurance Company;
General Accident and Guarantee Company;
Guardian Plate Glass Insurance Company;
Hand-in-Hand Fire and Life Insurance Company;
Imperial Live Stock and General Insurance Company;
Indemnity Marine Insurance Company;
Liverpool Victoria Insurance Corporation;
London Amicable Assurance Society;
London and Scottish Assurance Corporation;
Mercantile Fire Insurance Company;
New India Assurance Company;
North British and Mercantile Insurance Company;
Northern Assurance Company;
Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation;
Ocean and General Guarantee Company;
Ocean Marine Insurance Company;
Palatine Insurance Company;
Planet Assurance Corporation;
Provident Clerks and General Guarantee and Accident Company;
Railway Passengers Assurance Company;
Scottish Metropolitan Life Assurance Company;
Union Assurance Society;
United Kingdom Life Assurance Company;
Westminster and Kensington Freeholds Limited;
World Auxiliary Insurance Corporation;
World Marine and General Insurance Company.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Collection arranged in sub-fonds as follows:
CLC/B/055-01: Commercial Union Assurance Co Ltd;
CLC/B/055-02: Accident Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-03: British and European Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-04: British General Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-05: Edinburgh Assurance Co;
CLC/B/055-06: Employers' Liability Assurance Corporation;
CLC/B/055-07: Fine Art and General Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-08: General Accident and Guarantee Co;
CLC/B/055-09: Guardian Plate Glass Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-10: Hand-in-Hand Fire and Life Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-10A: Imperial Live Stock and General Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-11: Indemnity Marine Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-12: Liverpool Victoria Insurance Corporation;
CLC/B/055-13: London Amicable Assurance Society;
CLC/B/055-14: London and Scottish Assurance Corporation;
CLC/B/055-15: Mercantile Fire Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-16: New India Assurance Co;
CLC/B/055-17: North British and Mercantile Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-18: Northern Assurance Co;
CLC/B/055-19: Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation;
CLC/B/055-20: Ocean and General Guarantee Co;
CLC/B/055-21: Ocean Marine Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-22: Palatine Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-23: Planet Assurance Corporation;
CLC/B/055-24: Provident Clerks and General Guarantee and Accident Co;
CLC/B/055-25: Railway Passengers Assurance Co;
CLC/B/055-26: Scottish Metropolitan Life Assurance Co;
CLC/B/055-27: Union Assurance Society;
CLC/B/055-28: United Kingdom Life Assurance Co;
CLC/B/055-29: Westminster and Kensington Freeholds Ltd;
CLC/B/055-30: World Auxiliary Insurance Corporation;
CLC/B/055-31: World Marine and General Insurance Co.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

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:

Deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, which merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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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