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BRITISH FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/192-08
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: BRITISH FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
Date(s): 1908-1948
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 4 production units.
Name of creator(s): British Fire Insurance Co Ltd

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

This company was established in 1908. It was acquired by, and allied with, the London and Lancashire Insurance Company Limited in 1923. In 1961 the London and Lancashire Insurance Company was acquired by, and allied with, the Royal Insurance Company Limited.

British Fire Insurance Company Limited traded from 167 Fenchurch Street, 1908-9; 106 Charing Cross Road, 1910-11; 46 Queen Victoria Street, 1911-17; 31 Great St. Helen's, 1917-19; 1-2 Bucklersbury, 1919-25; 47-51 King William Street, 1925-41; and 149 Leadenhall Street, from 1941.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of British Fire Insurance Company Limited, comprising minutes of general meetings and directors' meetings.

Permission to publish any material must be obtained from the Company Secretary (further information is available from staff).

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:

48 hours notice required for 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:

The records were deposited in Guildhall Library in 1983-4 by Royal Insurance Plc and 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:

See CLC/B/192-25 for the London and Lancashire Insurance Company Limited.


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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