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Insurance Society of Philadelphia records

1899-1961
 Collection
Accession: 1934

Abstract

Insurance Society of Philadelphia provided a forum for persons engaged in the fire insurance business. The records consist of two series culled from the society's library: vertical files and scrapbooks. The records document various aspects of the insurance industry, the society and its members.

Dates

  • 1899-1961

Creator

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet

Historical Note

Insurance Society of Philadelphia provided a forum for persons engaged in the fire insurance business. It was organized in October 1901, as the Fire Insurance Society of Philadelphia at the suggestion of Houston Dunn (1876-1947). It was incorporated in December 1909; and renamed the Insurance Society of Philadelphia in 1925. The society maintained a library and meeting room and held a series of monthly meetings at which one of the members would deliver an address upon some aspect of fire insurance or fire prevention. The society also held annual banquets.

Scope and Content

The records consist of two series culled from the society's library, vertical files and scrapbooks. The records document various aspects of the insurance industry, the society and its members.

Related Material

Insurance Society of Philadelphia Records, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Insurance Society of Philadelphia records
Status:
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
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Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
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