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Accession number 2012.2
Call Number MS.2012.2
Collection Manuscript and Archives Collection
Title Newport Insurance Company Records, 1799-approximately 1835
Date 1799-approximately 1835
Creator Newport Insurance Company
Extent of Description 12 bound record books (oversized) and 2 folders.
Scope & Content This single-series collection consists of 12 bound volumes of business records from the Newport Insurance Company, and two folders. The volumes include insurance policies and ledger books. The folders contain other company records, including the charter and share certificates.
Admin/Biographical History The Newport Insurace Company was established in 1799. The president was Samuel Elam (1750-1813). The Newport Insurance Company most likely became absorbed into the the Rhode Island Union Bank (founded in 1804). Samuel Elam was the president of the bank until his death. The Rhode Island Union Bank was reorangized to the Union National Bank in 1881, which eventually became Bank Boston and is currently the mondern-day Sovereign Bank. For more information see Newport History, 209 (1987).
System of arrangement There is only one series in this collection:
Series I. Insurance Records, 1799-1835
Subjects Accounting
Insurance companies
Insurance certificates
Search Terms Newport Insurance Company
Finding Aids Guide to the Newport Insurance Company records, 1799-1835 (bulk 1799-1812)
Archivist Parillo, Stacie
Containers Letters and Rates
Records of Policies
Ledger 1799 A
Record of Policies
Record of Policies
Record of Policies
Record of Policies
Ledger
Record of Policies
Record of Policies
Record of Policies
Charter and Office book
Company shares