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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/192-15
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1823-1939
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 66 production units.
Name of creator(s): Economic Life Assurance Society


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Economic Life Assurance Society was established in 1823 in premises at 34 Bridge Street, Blackfriars. By 1850 the company was at 6 New Bridge Street where it remained until it was acquired by the Alliance Assurance Company in 1913. Alliance Assurance appear to have retained separate series for Economic Life for some years after the takeover. Alliance Assurance itself merged with the Sun Insurance Company in 1960 to form the Sun Alliance Insurance Company.


Scope and content/abstract:

Economic Life Assurance Society records comprise constitutional documents, minutes and other financial and administrative material.

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.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Sun Alliance deposited these records in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library at various dates since 1969. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See CLC/B/192-02 for the Alliance Assurance 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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