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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/192-14
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1825-1892
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 25 production units.
Name of creator(s): Crown Life Assurance Co


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Crown Life Assurance Company was established in 1825. It traded from 33 New Bridge Street, 1825-1866, and 188 Fleet Street, 1866-1892. It was acquired in 1892 by the Law Union Fire and Life Insurance Company, which was subsequently re-named the Law Union and Crown Fire and Life Insurance Company.


Scope and content/abstract:

Crown Life Assurance Company records comprise: deed of settlement, 1853; conveyance of assets, 1867; agreement for amalgamation, 1891; rules and regulations, 1825-1873; minutes, 1825-92; and report books, 1870-1890.

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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:

48 hours notice required for access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records were deposited in Guildhall Library in 1983-4 by Royal Insurance plc. They were catalogued in 1985. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See CLC/B/192-22 for the Law Union and Crown Insurance Company.

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:
January to May 2011.

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