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Salem Marine Insurance Company (1856-1897) Records

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SALEM MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY (1856-1897) RECORDS, 1856-1897

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Processing of this collection was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Salem Marine Insurance Co. (1856-1897)
Title:Salem Marine Insurance Company (1856-1897) Records
Dates:1856/1897
Quantity:7.25 linear feet (37 volumes)
Abstract:The Salem Marine Insurance Company Records include a volume of directors' meeting minutes, a volume of stockholder meeting minutes, and 35 volumes of marine policies.
Collection Number:MSS 137

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Scope and Content Note

The Salem Marine Insurance Company Records include a volume of directors' meeting minutes, a volume of stockholder meeting minutes, and 35 volumes of marine policies. Except for two missing volumes the marine policies form a straight run from the company's beginning in 1856 to six years before its dissolution.


Additional material on the Salem Marine Insurance Company may be found in six volumes of William Northey's (b. 1829) secretary correspondence copybooks in MSS 78 Box 8.


Historical Sketch

The Salem Marine Insurance Company, not to be confused with the Salem Marine Insurance Company (1800-ca. 1840) which may be found in MSS 139, operated from 1856 through 1897. According to the 1857 Salem Directory, the company was headquartered at 163 Essex Street in Salem, Massachusetts, and had capital of $100,000. Its president was Jeremiah Page, and notable directors at the time included Edward D. Kimball, B.H. Silsbee, William Hunt, James B. Curwen, and William Northey (Secretary).


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Salem Marine Insurance Co. (1856-1897)
Marine insurance
Shipwrecks

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Salem Marine Insurance Company (1856-1897) Records, MSS 137, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

The collection is from an unknown source.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Sylvia B. Kennick, July 1984. Updated by Catherine Robertson, May 2015.


Related Material

Marine insurance policy underwritten by the Salem Marine Insurance Company, insuring the property on board the vessels listed in the policy, MH 0.444.


Northey Family Papers, 1688-1964, MSS 78.


Salem Insurance Companies Records, 1779-1893, MSS 139.


Samuel Tucker Papers, n.d., Fam. Mss. 1021.


Stock certificates (3) for the Salem Marine Insurance Company, 1813, 1830, 1839, MH 0.434.


William McMullen Papers, 1834-1882, Ship. Mss. 104.


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