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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/192-20
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1845-1966?
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 154 production units.
Name of creator(s): Law Fire Insurance Society


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Law Fire Insurance Society was established in 1845. From 1848-58 it had offices in 5-6 Chancery Lane and from 1859-1907 at 114 Chancery Lane. It was reconstituted and united with the Alliance Assurance Company in 1907; which later merged with the Sun Insurance Office to become Sun Alliance.


Scope and content/abstract:

The Law Fire Insurance Society records consist of constitutional documents, minutes, administrative material including items relating to staff and salaries, reinsurance treaties, annual reports and financial material. Ms 29198 comprises annotated copy minutes and meetings papers of the Accident Offices Association found amongst the Society's records.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

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

Conditions governing access:

48 hours notice required for access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited as part of the collection of Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance.

Allied Materials

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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:
January to May 2011.

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