Scope and Contents
This collection brings together material relating to several insurance companies which is of insufficient quantity to justify setting up separate collections for each company.
The papers range from the nineteenth through the early twentieth century. Included are: an agent's register for the Middlesex Mutual Assurance Company of Middletown, Connecticut, and the State Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut, apparently compiled by S. Hart; a study of the Aetna Life Insurance Company and the Travelers Insurance Company, both of Hartford, by Richard Potter; two volumes of insurance policy records kept by George Parker of New York, with entries for a number of companies, including Middlesex Mutual, Hartford Mutual, State Mutual, et cetera; and three letter books pertaining to the State Fire Insurance Company of New Haven, Connecticut.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright status for collection materials is unknown, though much of the material in this collection is likely in the public domain. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired by gift, purchase, and exchange, 1940-1949.
0.75 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Miscellaneous records and studies of insurance companies in Connecticut. Included is an agent's register (1870-1881), letter books of the State Fire Insurance Company (1860-1861), and a study by Richard M. G. Potter of the Aetna Life Insurance Company.
- Guide to the Insurance Collection
- Under Revision
- compiled by Janet Gertz
- September 1982
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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