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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/192-32
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1921-1951
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 5 production units.
Name of creator(s): Planet Assurance Co Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

This company was established in 1920 for all insurance business except life insurance. In 1927 the Sun Insurance Office took over underwriting and management of the company. Planet Assurance Company Limited became a subsidiary of Sun Alliance in 1968.

From 1920 until at least 1925, Planet Assurance Company Limited had a registered office at 118 Fenchurch Street. From ca. 1928 it shared premises with the Sun Insurance Office and traded from the following offices: 63 Threadneedle Street, 1928-65; 45 Cornhill, 1928-40 and 1949-ca. 1957; 3 Lime Street, 1929-38; 37 Lime Street, 1939-40 and 1952-c 1971; Lloyds Building, Lime Street, 1940-51 and 183 Rushey Green (a branch office of Sun Life Assurance), 1965-c 1969.


Scope and content/abstract:

Planet Assurance Company Limited records comprise notices of annual general meetings, 1921-2, 1924-5; and out-letter books, 1926-51.

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:

These items from the Planet Assurance Company Ltd were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library by Sun Alliance in 1978 and 1994 and catalogued by a member of Guildhall Library staff in 1979 and 2008. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For the Sun Insurance Office see CLC/B/192/A to H.

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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