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Richards, John: letter (1816)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL377
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Richards, John: letter (1816)
Date(s): 1816
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Richards | John | fl 1816 | insurance officer for the Sun Fire Office


Administrative/Biographical history:

No information was available at the time of compilation.

The Sun Fire Office was founded in 1710 by a co-partnership of 24 'gentlemen of mixed social and professional background' to provide fire insurance following the devastation of the Great Fire of London in 1666. It is the oldest insurance company in existence; it merged with Alliance Asssurance in 1959 and with Royal Insurance (founded 1842) in 1996 to form Royal and Sun Alliance.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from John Richards of the Sun Fire Office to Andrew Beckett, Esq, 17 Dec 1816. 'I return you for your handsome present my sincere thanks & rely on it if it is in my power to do the publication good I will do it ...'. Autograph, with signature. Endorsed: 'As to plan for raising Fund for the Poor'.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased from E Hall, 1967.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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:
July 2008

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