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PROVIDENT MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE ASSOCIATION

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/183
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: PROVIDENT MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE ASSOCIATION
Date(s): 1840-1968
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 317 production units.
Name of creator(s): Provident Mutual Life Assurance Association

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Founded in 1840 as the Provident Clerks' Mutual Benefit Association, its name changed in 1848 to the Provident Clerks' Mutual Life Assurance Association, in 1903 to the Provident Clerks' and General Mutual Life Assurance Association and in 1917 to the Provident Mutual Life Assurance Association.

It had offices at 12 Wormwood Street 1840, 60 King William Street 1840-5, 42 Moorgate Street 1845-54 and 15 (subsequently re-numbered as 27) Moorgate Street from 1854.

The Association specialised in the provision of assurance for office clerks, particularly through "staff schemes" negotiated with individual employers (such as the General Post Office and a number of railway companies).

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Provident Mutual Life Assurance Association, including minutes, financial material, records of policies and claims, and records of the benevolent fund. The records include some records of the Planet (later Citizen) Assurance Corporation Limited, which was absorbed by the Association in 1874.

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:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

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:

The records were deposited by the association in 1976 and subsequently were catalogued by a member of Guildhall Library staff. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

For further details of the Association's history see F. H. Sherriff, From Then Till Now, a Short History of the Provident Mutual Life Assurance Association (London, 1940).

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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