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MONARCH FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/192-28
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: MONARCH FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY
Date(s): 1835-1857
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 12 production units.
Name of creator(s): Monarch Fire and Life Assurance Co

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

This company, established as the Licensed Victuallers and General Fire and Life Assurance Company in 1835 and renamed Monarch Fire and Life Assurance Company in 1836, provided insurance both in the United Kingdom and overseas.

It was acquired by Liverpool and London Fire and Life Insurance in 1857, at which time its address was 4 Adelaide Place. This company became a subsidiary of Royal Insurance Company in 1919.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

The Monarch Fire and Life Assurance Company records comprise: committee minutes 1835-57; copy deed of settlement, 1836; and deed of arrangement, 1857.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

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: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records of Monarch Fire and Life Assurance Company were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library by the Royal Insurance Company in 1965. They were catalogued in the same year. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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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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