Guide to the Inland Fire Insurance Company Records 1907-1908
Cage 23

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Inland Fire Insurance Company
Title
Inland Fire Insurance Company Records
ID
Cage 23
Date [inclusive]
1907-1908
Extent
17.0 containers.
General Physical Description note
.8 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence (1907), vouchers, checks, policy registers, account books, and policy certificates surrendered for claims upon failure of the firm. Included are records from a closely related firm, the Idaho Mutual Cooperative Insurance Company of Boise, Idaho, both under the management of Edward C. Arnold, secretary.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 23, Guide to the Inland Fire Insurance Company Records. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Inland Fire Insurance Company was organized at Spokane, Washington in early 1907 and operated for approximately one and a half years. In the insurance parlance of its day, it was known as a "Lloyd's" company. That is, it was neither a stock, nor a mutual firm. It was an extended partnership, "capitalized" by a "guarantee fund" which was subscribed for, but not paid-in, by a number of subscribers who were not necessarily policyholders and who were to be liable for assessment should the company need funds to pay fire loss claims.

The Inland Fire Insurance Company wrote most of its policies in the Inland Empire region, but did considerable business in Western Washington and in California. The company was also licensed in several other states and maintained general agency contracts in New York and Chicago for the placement of "surplus line" policies. The company records include some material from a closely related firm, the Idaho Mutual Cooperative Insurance Company of Boise, both firms having been under the management of Edward C. Arnold.

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Scope and Contents note

Correspondence (1907), vouchers, checks, policy registers, account books, and policy certificates surrendered for claims upon failure of the firm. Included are records from a closely related firm, the Idaho Mutual Cooperative Insurance Company of Boise, Idaho, both under the management of Edward C. Arnold, secretary.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1972

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)

  • Inland Fire Insurance Company --Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • Arnold, Edward C.

Subject(s)

  • Business, Industry, and Labor
  • Idaho Mutual Cooperative Insurance Company
  • Insurance companies--Idaho--Boise--Records and correspondence
  • Insurance companies--Washington (State)--Spokane--Records and correspondence
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Correspondence 1907 

Scope and Contents note

The extant correspondence of the company consists of 11 folders of letters dating from March through November, 1907. Although the letters have been removed from their original folders, the original working order has been retained.

Box Folder

Lobe & Brown, agents at Bellingham 

1 1

Silas Holcomb, agent at Seattle 

1 1

Roe and Durkinfield, special agents 

1 2

M-P alphabetical (Agents, policyholders suppliers, etc.) 

1 3

Lebo-Anderson, general agents, Chicago 

1 4

Hull Bros., general agents for North Idaho 

1 5

C's alphabetical 

1 6

Pacific Fire Insurance Company, Seattle (re-insurance) 

1 6

H. Durkinfield, Special Agent Seattle 

2 7

R-W alphabetical 

2 8

B-G alphabetical 

2 9

Idaho Mutual Cooperative Insurance Co. 

2 10

S.L. Wait, Special Agent, Kettle Falls, Washington 

2 11

B-H alphabetical 

2 11

Whilden & Hancock, general agents, New York 

2 12

Fred Tibbens, general agent, California 

2 12

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Series 2: Policies, Reports, and Certificates   1400 items.

Scope and Contents note

Policies and daily reports for Inland Fire Insurance policies and policies of various re-insuring firms, especially the Ohio German Fire Insurance Company, Pacific Fire Insurance Company and La Concorde: Societe d'Assurance Centre l'Incendie. Some correspondence attached.

Box
3-8

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Series 3: Checks, vouchers and forms   1000 items.

Scope and Contents note

Canceled checks, pay vouchers, miscellaneous report forms, cancellation forms, and loss claims.

Box
9-11

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Series 4: Ledgers 

Volume

Policy Register 

12

Policy Register 

13

Journal 

14

Checkbook 

15

Accountant report and audit of December 31, 1907, with correspondence, April, 1908, relative to dissolution of company. 1907-1908 

16

Agents' Register 

17

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Series 5: Later Addition, added February, 1975 

Volume

Voucher Index 

18

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