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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/017-06
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1925-1981
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 3 production units.
Name of creator(s): Building Society Indemnities Committee


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Building Society Indemnities Committee was established in 1925 by insurance companies interested in mortgage guarantee business. Originally meetings were held at the head office of the Royal Exchange Assurance Company at Royal Exchange, London. From 1928 until 1937 meetings were held in a variety of places, including the offices of various insurance companies, the Accident Offices Association and the Fire Offices Committee. In April 1937, the Accident Offices Association agreed to meetings being held at its offices and to provide executive and secretarial services to the Committee. The Building Society Indemnities Committee was wound up on 31 May 1981 and its business transferred to the British Insurance Association.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Building Society Indemnities Committee, comprising minutes.

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 City of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library by the Accident Offices Association on 27 June 1985. The deposit was converted to a gift in June 1994 by the Association of Britsh Insurers.The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See CLC/B/017-02 for the Accident Offices Association and CLC/B/017-05 for the British Insurance Association.

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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