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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/055-03
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Date(s): 1914-1927
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: One production unit.
Name of creator(s): British and European Insurance Co Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

The British and European Insurance Company Limited was based successively at 13 Sherborne Lane, King William Street; and 66 Cheapside. It was acquired in 1918 by the British General Insurance Company Limited, which was purchased in 1926 by the Commercial Union Assurance Company Limited.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the British and European Insurance Company Limited, comprising board and general meetings minutes.

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:

Available for general 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:

Deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, which merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

CLC/B/055-01: Commercial Union Assurance Co Ltd;
CLC/B/055-02: Accident Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-03: British and European Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-04: British General Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-05: Edinburgh Assurance Co;
CLC/B/055-06: Employers' Liability Assurance Corporation;
CLC/B/055-07: Fine Art and General Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-08: General Accident and Guarantee Co;
CLC/B/055-09: Guardian Plate Glass Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-10: Hand-in-Hand Fire and Life Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-10A: Imperial Live Stock and General Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-11: Indemnity Marine Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-12: Liverpool Victoria Insurance Corporation;
CLC/B/055-13: London Amicable Assurance Society;
CLC/B/055-14: London and Scottish Assurance Corporation;
CLC/B/055-15: Mercantile Fire Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-16: New India Assurance Co;
CLC/B/055-17: North British and Mercantile Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-18: Northern Assurance Co;
CLC/B/055-19: Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation;
CLC/B/055-20: Ocean and General Guarantee Co;
CLC/B/055-21: Ocean Marine Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-22: Palatine Insurance Co;
CLC/B/055-23: Planet Assurance Corporation;
CLC/B/055-24: Provident Clerks and General Guarantee and Accident Co;
CLC/B/055-25: Railway Passengers Assurance Co;
CLC/B/055-26: Scottish Metropolitan Life Assurance Co;
CLC/B/055-27: Union Assurance Society;
CLC/B/055-28: United Kingdom Life Assurance Co;
CLC/B/055-29: Westminster and Kensington Freeholds Ltd;
CLC/B/055-30: World Auxiliary Insurance Corporation;
CLC/B/055-31: World Marine and General Insurance Co.

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:
November 2010 to January 2011.

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