CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3182
TitleAberdeen and Northern Friendly Society papers
Date1855 - 1973
Extent39 volumes and 1 box: 2 linear metres
Creator NameAberdeen and Northern Friendly Society
Administrative HistoryThe Society was established on 7 April 1862, and enrolled by Act of Parliament on 2 May 1862. It was founded by a few working class men in the city of Aberdeen, initially operating as a sickness and funeral benefit society, but by the 1880s had expanded its business to include endowment and endowment assurance policies. The Society continued to handle all of these benefits until the introduction of the National Insurance Act in 1948. After this time, its welfare benefit schemes were wound up, and the Society concentrated upon development and expansion of its Life Assurance policies. On 1 March 1973 the Society amalgamated with the Hearts of Oak Benefit Collecting Society to form the London, Aberdeen and Northern Collecting Society (later known as the London, Aberdeen and Northern Mutual Assurance Society Limited).

Prior to amalgamation, the Society had concentrated its business in Aberdeen and the north east of Scotland. In 1962, it had 28 agents in the City of Aberdeen and 3 others covering the districts of Peterhead, Fraserburgh, Elgin and the Moray Coast, Huntly, Inverurie and Stonehaven.
SourceDeposited in the University in 1984, by the London, Aberdeen and Northern Mutual Assurance Society.
DescriptionThis deposit provides a detailed record of the Society's activities, from its establishment in 1862, until its amalgamation with the Hearts of Oak Benefit Collecting Society in 1973. It contains minutes of weekly, committee (including social committee, 1896 - 1923) and Directors' meetings, 1865 - 1973; financial records (including full run of annual reports), 1863 - 1935; and a substantial quantity of printed papers, including rules and regulations, burial branch contribution cards, programmes for social meetings, publicity, and historical information, 1865 - 1962. Acts of Parliament re. Friendly societies, 1885 - 1896, have also been deposited.
AccrualsNone expected.
ArrangementArranged by record type, and chronologically therein.
Access StatusClosed
Access ConditionsThis collection is subject to a 50 year closure period.
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
Related MaterialAnnual Report and Statement of Accounts,1913, and Actuary's Report, 1912, are deposited in the University's Local Pamphlet Collection. Full reference details are available on Aberdeen University Library Catalogue.
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