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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): CLC/B/005/EA01
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1795-2001
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent: 1.76 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Eagle Insurance Co
British Dominions General


Administrative/Biographical history:

Eagle Insurance Company was founded in 1807; it was acquired by British Dominions General in 1916. The company was founded 'for fire and life assurance and for granting annuities' at a meeting of merchants, bankers and traders at Cole's Coffee House, Ball Court, Cornhill. A key figure in the company until 1838 was Sir William Rawlins (1753-1838). Fire insurance was the main business of the company until it was sold to Protector Fire in 1826. Eagle saw a large number of amalgamations due to the work of Charles Jellicoe, actuary from Protector Life. The company had offices at Freeman's Court, Cornhill; Haymarket; Waterloo Place; 3 Crescent, New Bridge Street; 14 Ludgate Hill; 79 Pall Mall with City office at 41 Threadneedle Street. Local Councils were situated in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and Manchester.


Scope and content/abstract:

Corporate records of Eagle Insurance Company including articles of agreement on the foundation of company and deed of settlement; Eagle Act of Parliament; certificate of registration; memorandum and articles of association; Board of Directors: minute books, west end board agenda books, printed copy of resolutions of the founding meeting; finance committee agenda book and minute book; Eagle, Star and British Dominions securities committee minute book; annual reports and accounts, engravings, copy death certificates and wills and other papers relating to Eagle directors, amalgamation papers, liquidation minutes and papers.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

These records are arranged as follows:
CLC/B/005/EA01/01 Foundation
CLC/B/005/EA01/02 Act of Parliament
CLC/B/005/EA01/03 Registration
CLC/B/005/EA01/04 Memorandum and articles of association
CLC/B/005/EA01/05 Board of Directors
CLC/B/005/EA01/06 Committee
CLC/B/005/EA01/08 Annual reports and accounts
CLC/B/005/EA01/09 Directors
CLC/B/005/EA01/11 Amalgamation and Liquidation

Conditions governing access:

48 hours notice required for access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Accessioned as part of the Eagle Star Insurance Company archive.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For other papers of Eagle Insurance Company see CLC/B/005/EA02: Shares; CLC/B/005/EA04: Business; CLC/B/005/EA05: Premises; CLC/B/005/EA06: Staff and CLC/B/005/EA07: Acquisitions and Mergers. Part of the records of the Eagle Star Insurance Company Limited, CLC/B/005.

Publication note:

Eagle Star, A Guide to its History and Archivesprepared by Zurich Group Archives.

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:
Added to AIM25 April 2012.

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