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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/227-074
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1825-1852
Level of description: Collection
Extent: One production unit.
Name of creator(s): Fenning and Shepard | insurance brokers and underwriters


Administrative/Biographical history:

The partnership of Fenning and Shepard, insurance brokers and underwriters, first appears in London directories in 1826 at 3 Royal Exchange. The first partners were George Fenning and Robert Howard Shepard. In 1827 the firm moved to 5 Royal Exchange, to 4 Austin Friars in 1838, to Cornhill in 1846 and to Laurence Pountney Hill in 1919. From about 1842 Fenning and Shepard were also operating as underwriters at Lloyd's. They last appear in London directories in 1928.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of insurance brokers Fenning and Shepard, comprising annual abstracts of balances, which were drawn from company ledgers 'A' and 'B' (whereabouts now unknown).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One item.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The volume was presented to Guildhall Library in 1978. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also James Fenning and Company, CLC/B/227-106.

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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