Manuscript Group 360, The Mechanics’ Fire Insurance Company, Newark, NJ Record book, 1825-1841

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Manuscript Group 360, The Mechanics’ Fire Insurance Company, Newark, NJ

Record book, 1825-1841, 0.15 linear feet / 1 volume

Call Number: MG 360 (os)


Summary:

Record book of stock transactions by the company.

Gift of John R. Carter, 1898.

Administrative History:

The Mechanics’ Fire Insurance Company operated in Newark, New Jersey during the period from 1825-1841.  In this
volume, the first listed president of the company was James Vanderpool, Esq. (1775-1842), who was followed in that capacity by Ephraim Bolles from 1830-1837, and by William A. Myer, Esq. from 1837-1841.

Provenance Note:

This volume was the gift of John R. Carter
in 1898.

Scope and Content Note:

This volume is a record of the Mechanics’ Fire Insurance Company’s stock transactions from 1825-1841.  A typical
page contains the date of the transaction, the names of the investors involved in the share trade, and the number of shares traded.  Among the investors are members of the Baldwin, Ball, Condit, Congar, Crane, and Dodd families.

Related Collections:

Manuscript Group 434, American Insurance Company Records

Manuscript Group 585, Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company Records

Manuscript Group 990, New Brunswick Fire Insurance Company Register of policies

Container List:


Box

Title 

Dates
OS Record book 1825-1841

Processed by Luis Delfino, October 2000 as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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