Guide to the Guernsey-Newton Company Insurance Agency (Spokane, WA) Reports ca. 1920-1930
Cage 22

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Guernsey-Newton Company Insurance Agency
Title
Guernsey-Newton Company Insurance Agency (Spokane, WA) Reports
ID
Cage 22
Date [inclusive]
ca. 1920-1930
Extent
22.0 containers.
General Physical Description note
11 linear feet of shelf space. 10,000 items.
Language
English
Abstract
Report forms and related correspondence of local insurance agencies received by Guernsey-Newton Company covering fire, automotive, workmen's compensation, liability and miscellaneous risks insured with several national insurance firms. This material contains data on homes, employment, incomes, and social conditions in Washington, Idaho, and Montana.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. CAge 22, Guide to the Guernsey-Newton Company Insurance Agency Reports. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Scope and Contents note

The records of the Guernsey-Newton Company, insurance general agents of Spokane, Washington, are a group of papers valuable as a source for data illustrative of the social history of the Inland Empire during the 1920s. The collection is primarily composed of the reporting forms compiled by local agents, under Guernsey-Newton supervision, for the determination of rates in insuring fire, automotive, liability, workmen's compensation and other risks. About 4,000 cases or policies are contained in the collection and most of these are written on two companies--the Maryland Casualty Company, Baltimore, Maryland, and the Pacific States Fire Insurance Company of Portland, Oregon. Individual cases are reported on forms having 40 to 60 entries apiece, totaling approximately 200,000 items of data about homes, employment, incomes and general living conditions in the Spokane area and much of eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © ca. 1973

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Guernsey-Newton Company --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Business, Government, and Industry
  • Insurance companies--Washington (State)--Spokane--Records and correspondence
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Reports for Maryland Casualty Company of Baltimore 1920-1924 

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Automotive policy reports including liability, collision and special accident coverage. 

1-2

Workmen's compensation policy reports covering agricultural, clerical, commercial, manufacturing, lumbering and mining employees. 

3-6

Special risks including liability, burglary, plate glass, steam boiler, theatre public liability, teams (horses) public liability, water damage, elevator liability and bonds. 

7-8

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Reports for Pacific States Fire Insurance Company of Portland 1920-1929 

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Reports from Spokane agencies closely related to Guernsey-Newton Company which include fire insurance on houses, commercial buildings, merchandise, furnishings and farm buildings. Also automotive coverage. 

9-12

Reports from the Alice Hair Agency, Spokane, on fire and automotive policies. Also includes a number of reports insuring musical instruments, principally pianos. 

13-14

Reports from other Washington state agencies on fire and automotive risks. Agents sales records included. 

15

Reports from Idaho agencies on fire and automotive risks. Agents sales records included. 

16-17

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Reports for American Equitable Assurance Company of New York: Spokane area reports on risks in fire insurance on homes, farms, commercial properties and merchandise. 1924-1927 

19

Reports for Lafayette Fire Insurance Company of Philadelphia: Fire and grain policy reports from the Spokane area. 1927 

20

Reports for other companies: Reports on a wide variety of miscellaneous risks insured under approximately thirty national companies. 1922-1929 

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