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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/192-35
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1806-1942
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 78 production units.
Name of creator(s): Rock Life Assurance Co


Administrative/Biographical history:

This company was established in 1806. It traded from 14 (re-numbered c 1850 as 15) New Bridge Street. It was acquired in 1909 by the Law Union and Crown Fire and Life Insurance Company, which was subsequently re-named the Law Union and Rock Insurance Company.


Scope and content/abstract:

The Rock Life Assurance Company records comprise: deed of settlement and related papers 1807-1901; minutes, prospectus and circulars 1806-1937; miscellaneous papers relating to directors, auditors and agents 1812-1909; records relating to the company's emblem c 1807; elevation of the company's offices, 1807; dinner menus 1868-1906 and volume relating to the Society for Equitable Assurances on Lives and Survivorships 1762-1817.

Permission to publish any material must be obtained from the depositor.

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:

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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:

For the Law Union and Rock Insurance Company 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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