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COMMERCIAL UNION ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/055-01
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: COMMERCIAL UNION ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
Date(s): 1861-1961
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 121 production units.
Name of creator(s): Commercial Union Assurance Co Ltd

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 Limited (1906);
Edinburgh Assurance Company Limited (1918);
Guardian Plate Glass Insurance Company (1953);
Hand-in-Hand Fire and Life Insurance Society (1905);
Imperial Live Stock and General Insurance Company Limited (1912);
Liverpool Victoria Insurance Corporation Limited (1913);
North British and Mercantile Insurance Company Limited (1959);
Northern Assurance Company Limited (1968);
Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation Limited (1910);
Palatine Insurance Company Limited (1900);
Union Assurance Society (1907);
World Auxiliary Insurance Corporation Limited (1971).

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Commercial Union Assurance Company Limited, including minutes of the Fire Committee and the Accident Department; and papers of the Marine Department including ledgers, journals, weekly returns, letters, voyage books giving details of ships insured, registers of shipbuilding risks underwritten, register of vessels insured on the American lakes, salvage books, and record of losses in the First World War. Also salvage books of the Century Insurance Company Limited.

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:

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:

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.


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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