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LAW UNION AND CROWN INSURANCE COMPANY

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/192-22
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: LAW UNION AND CROWN INSURANCE COMPANY
Date(s): 1900
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: One production unit.
Name of creator(s): Law Union and Crown Insurance Co x Law Union Fire and Life Insurance Co x Law Union and Rock Insurance Co Ltd

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

This company was established in 1854 as the Law Union Fire and Life Insurance Company. In 1892 it acquired the Crown Life Assurance Company and changed its name to the Law Union and Crown Fire and Life Insurance Company. In 1898 the Company's name was changed to the Law Union and Crown Insurance Company. In 1909 it acquired, and amalgamated with, the Rock Life Assurance Company and was renamed as the Law Union and Rock Insurance Company Limited.

Its head offices were at 45 Pall Mall, 1854-6; 126 Chancery Lane, 1857-1912; and 7 Chancery Lane ("Old Serjeants Inn"), from 1912. In 1919 the Company was acquired by, and allied with, the London and Lancashire Fire Insurance Company, which in 1961 was acquired by, and allied with, the Royal Insurance Company Limited.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Law Union and Crown Insurance Company, comprising fire department instructions to agents.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

One item.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general 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. The records were catalogued in 1985. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For Law Union and Rock Insurance Company Ltd see CLC/B/192-23.


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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