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NORTH BRITISH AND MERCANTILE INSURANCE COMPANY

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/055-17
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: NORTH BRITISH AND MERCANTILE INSURANCE COMPANY
Date(s): 1862-1969
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 14 production units.
Name of creator(s): North British and Mercantile Insurance Co Ltd

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

This company was established in Edinburgh in 1809 as the North British Insurance Company, primarily for the business of fire insurance. It moved into life insurance after 1823. The company was renamed North British and Mercantile Insurance Company in 1862 at which time it also provided general insurance in the United Kingdom and overseas. It became a subsidiary of Commercial Union Assurance Company in 1959.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the North British and Mercantile Insurance Company Limited, comprising Board minute books and general meeting minute books.

The records are held off-site and require 24 hours notice for access.

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:

Access by appointment only. Please contact staff.

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:

Commercial Union deposited the board and general court minute books of North British and Mercantile Insurance Company in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in September 1969, and the general meeting minute books in August 1976. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section 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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