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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/192-33
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1806-1963
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 81 production units.
Name of creator(s): Provident Life Office


Administrative/Biographical history:

The company was established in 1806 for life assurance business. Its first address was in Regent Street, but by 1851 it also had an office at 2 Royal Exchange Buildings which later moved to 14 Cornhill.

In 1906, the company merged with Alliance Assurance Company which, in turn, was acquired by Sun Insurance Company in 1959.


Scope and content/abstract:

The Provident Life Office collection comprises constitutional records, minutes, annual reports and other administrative items, as well as the life policy registers for 1806-1906.

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 Insurance deposited the archive of Provident Life Office with the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 1971, 1978 and 1994. 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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