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Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Letterhead Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1957-1978
Accession Number
2011-06
2016-16
Storage Location
D33 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Letterhead Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2011-06
2016-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
D33 F1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1957-1978
Scope and Content
'Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company Dutton, ON.
Don Mylrea, Secretary-Treasurer
Clarence Blue, Secretary-Treasurer'
Name Access
Dutton (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Business and Industry

West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1878-2004
Accession Number
2005-25
Storage Location
R3 S5 Sh3 B9 F24-27
R3 S5 Sh5 B16 F18
R7 S3 Sh3 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company fonds
Creator
Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company
West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company
West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company
Ontario Municipal Insurance Association
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2005-25
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R3 S5 Sh3 B9 F24-27
R3 S5 Sh5 B16 F18
R7 S3 Sh3 B3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1878-2004
Physical Description
40 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
The West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company and its immediate predecessor, the West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company, were products of an amalgamation effected in December 1978 between the Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company and the Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company. The Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company was established at Shedden, Ontario at an organization meeting held July 27, 1878. The company's first Board of Directors included George Silcox, A. Waugh, Charlie Newland, Daniel Turner, Andrew Horton, John Andrews and Tom Hunter. In 1905, John H. Sells was appointed company Secretary, serving until his son, Wilfred Sells was appointed in 1937. When Wilfred Sells died in 1953, his wife, Edna Sells became Secretary and served until the time of amalgamation in 1978. The Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company was established in 1880 at Dutton, Ontario, for the purpose of providing the farmers and other residents of Dunwich Township with low cost fire insurance. John Pearce was elected as the Company's first President, with Samuel McColl as Vice-President, A.R. Patterson of Iona Station as Secretary, and John Lyons of Wallacetown as agent/valuator. In 1882, a delegation from Aldborough Township petitioned the Company to extend insurance policies to residents of that township. A.R. Patterson was succeeded as Secretary in 1887 by John Pearce, who served until 1890 when he was succeeded by W.A. Galbraith. Galbraith continued as Secretary until 1938, when he was succeeded by his son, William Galbraith. In 1943 Clarence Blue was appointed Secretary and served until 1968, when he was succeeded by Don Mylrea. At the close of business on December 30, 1978, the Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company and the Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company amalgamated to form the West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company, with its headquarters in Dutton. Don Mylrea, formerly Secretary of the Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company, was appointed Secretary and Manager of the amalgamated company. At its annual meeting held February 24, 1989 the company was renamed the West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company.
Custodial History
Records were stored at the offices of the West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company, Dutton, and were donated to the Elgin County Archives in November 2005.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created, collected and maintained by the West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company and its predecessors the West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company, the Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company and the Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Fonds includes minutes of meetings, annual reports/financial statements and by-laws. Fonds comprises the following series: 1. Minutes 2. Annual Reports 3. By-Laws 4. Miscellaneous Records
Name Access
West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company
West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Dunwich (Ont. : Township)
Dutton (Ont.)
Shedden (Ont.)
Southwold (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Accruals
Expected
Access Restriction
Access to certain minute books is restricted.

The Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Letterhead Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1959
Storage Location
D36 F32
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Letterhead Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
D36 F32
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1959
Physical Description
2 items
Scope and Content
The Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company E.G. Sells, Secretary Head Office, Shedden, ON
Name Access
Shedden (Ont.)
Business and Industry; St. Thomas
Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Southwold (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans

Yarmouth Mutual Fire Insurance Company employees

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1880s
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh1 B7 F6 27
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh1 B7 F6 27
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1880s
Series
Don Cosens Collection- Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
A black and white postcard photograph showing employees of the Yarmouth Mutual Fire Insurance Company. From left to right, the individual pictured are: Charles Locke, George Westlake, Samuel Buck, William G. Saunders, Seth W. Zavitz, William H. Elliott (Secretary/Treasurer from 1888-1918) and William L. Vansyckle.
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Images

North And South Dorchester Mutual Fire Insurance Company advertisement poster

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1940
Accession Number
2007-11
Storage Location
Box 145-A, File 1
R10 S3 Sh2 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2007-11
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 145-A, File 1
R10 S3 Sh2 B1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1940
Physical Description
1 p.
Scope and Content
'North And South Dorchester Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Established 1868. S.S. McDermand, President, Port Burwell, Ont. J.E. O'Neil, Vice-President, Belmont, Ont.'
Name Access
Springfield (Ont.)
South Dorchester (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Business and Industry

The Westminster Mutual Fire Insurance

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Letterhead Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1975
Storage Location
D33 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Letterhead Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
D33 F1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1975
Scope and Content
'The Westminster Mutual Fire Insurance Company R.R. 2 Dorchester, Ont. Mrs. Norah Harding Secretary-Treasuer'
Name Access
Dorchester (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Business and Industry

Insurance Policy, Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company, issued to Alex Buchanan

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1915
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S2 Sh6 B4 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S2 Sh6 B4 F2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1915
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Elgin County Local History series
Physical Description
1 document
Scope and Content
Insurance Policy, Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company, issued to Alex Buchanan, expires March 29, 1915.
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans

The Dominion Fire Insurance Company

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Letterhead Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1930
Storage Location
D36 F24
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Letterhead Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
D36 F24
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1930
Physical Description
1 invoice
Scope and Content
The Dominion Fire Insurance Company
Fred Monck, Agent
Belmont
Name Access
Belmont (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Business and Industry

West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance - Opening New Office

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 13, 1988
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Location
W9 B3 179
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W9 B3 179
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 13, 1988
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w negative ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Five black-and-white negative photographs featuring staff of West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance at the opening of their new office, on October 13, 1988.
W9 B3 179a was published in the West Lorne Sun on October 13, 1988, with the caption: "Agent - Michael Popovich."
W9 B3 179c was published in the West Lorne Sun on October 13, 1988, with the caption: "Board Chairman - John Hux. Directors - Adjustors: Ron McIntyre and Brian McGill."
W9 B3 179e was published in the West Lorne Sun on October 13, 1988, with the caption: "West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company President John Hux and Aldborough directors Ron McIntyre and Brian McGill, will welcome everyone to the company's new full service office in Rodney, Saturday afternoon, when the ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 2 o'clock, followed by coffee, donuts, and tours. Other company officials will attend the Open House to see thier new office and meet visitors."
Name Access
Rodney (Ont.)
Rodney Mercury
West Lorne (Ont.)
West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company
West Lorne Sun
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Images

Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company Board of Directors, 1978

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Shedden Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1978
Accession Number
2011-12
Storage Location
C9 Sh4 B5 F2 369
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Shedden Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2011-12
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C9 Sh4 B5 F2 369
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1978
Series
Shedden Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.
Scope and Content
Colour photograph showing the Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company Board of Directors, 1978. Front row, left to right, George Silcox, Mrs. Edna Sells (secretary), Ralph Palmer; back row, left to right, Clayton Chamberlain, Lloyd Jones, Fred Helkaa, Alex Turner (agent), Clarence Hunter. Included in Shedden Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume 2, Book 1.
Name Access
Shedden Women's Institute
Shedden (Ont.)
Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Images

Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company Board of Directors, 1945

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Shedden Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1945
Accession Number
2011-12
Storage Location
C9 Sh4 B5 F2 373
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Shedden Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2011-12
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C9 Sh4 B5 F2 373
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1945
Series
Shedden Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph showing the Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company Board of Directors, 1945. Front row, left to right, James Gunning, Ernest Jones, Mr. Campbell, Duncan Brown; back row, left to right, Kenneth Campbell, Clarence Hunter, John Campbell, George Silcox, Wilfred Sells. Included in Shedden Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume 2, Book 1.
Name Access
Shedden Women's Institute
Shedden (Ont.)
Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Images

Programme for Annual Meeting, North And South Dorchester Mutual Fire Insurance Company

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1966
Storage Location
Box 92, File 68
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 92, File 68
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1966
Physical Description
1 p.
Scope and Content
Includes the "97th Annual Report of the North and South Dorchester Mutual Fire Insurance Company, for the Year Ending December 31st, 1965"
Name Access
Springfield (Ont.)
South Dorchester (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans

Mercantile Fire Insurance Company

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Clerk fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
99-2
Storage Location
Box 25, File 41
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Clerk fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
99-2
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 25, File 41
Physical Condition
Bad
Scope and Content
Mercantile Fire Insurance Company Wm. A. Sims, President James Lockie, Managing Director Aylmer, ON.
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans

Hartford Fire Insurance Company- Ontario Hail Office, Straffordville records

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Township of Bayham fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1950-1951
Accession Number
2013-17
Storage Location
R15 S4 Sh4 B2 F8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Township of Bayham fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2013-17
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R15 S4 Sh4 B2 F8
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1950-1951
Series
Township of Bayham fonds- Treasurer's series
Physical Description
3 volumes
Name Access
Bayham (Ont.: Township)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Access Restriction
CONFIDENTIAL

Fire Insurance Plans series

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1913-1929
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M18
M24
M19 27
M19 28
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M18
M24
M19 27
M19 28
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1913-1929
Series
Don Cosens Collection- Fire Insurance Plans series
Physical Description
5 volumes
Scope and Content
Series contains Fire Insurance Plans for St. Thomas, Port Stanley and Aylmer, dated 1913-1929.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans

Elgin County Fire Insurance Plans Collection

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Fire Insurance Plans Collection
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1894-ca. 1960
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Fire Insurance Plans Collection
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1894-ca. 1960
Physical Description
30 maps
Scope and Content
Collection consists of fire insurance plans of St. Thomas, produced in 1894 and 1903. Also included is a map of highways in Elgin County, dated ca. 1960.
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans

Serge Lebedz - Manager of West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurannce Co.

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 12, 1988
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Location
W9 B7 363
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W9 B7 363
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 12, 1988
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 9.5 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
One black-and-white photograph featuring Serge Lebedz, the manager at West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company, on October 12, 1988.
W9 B7 363 was featured in the West Lorne Sun on October 12, 1988, in an advertisement for "West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company's Open House at the new Rodney Office, 239A Furnival Road."
Name Access
West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Rodney Mercury
West Lorne Sun
Rodney (Ont.)
West Lorne (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Images

Fire Insurance records

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ron Payne Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1879-1939
Accession Number
2010-37
Storage Location
R12 S1 Sh2 B5 F3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ron Payne Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2010-37
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R12 S1 Sh2 B5 F3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1879-1939
Series
Ron Payne Collection - A. McKillop and Sons Ltd. series
Physical Description
0.2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains fire insurance records issued to A. McKillop & Sons and to members of the McKillop family, including the following items: Provisional Receipt issued to A. McKillop from the Phoenix Mutual Fire Insurance Company, dated September 29, 1879. Certificate issued to A. McKillop from the Huron and Middlesex Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Ontario, dated March 19, 18[83]. The reverse includes the statutory conditions. Two provisional receipts (No. 329 and No. 330) issued to A. McKillop from the Huron and Middlesex Fire Insurance Company of Ontario, dated April 14, 1884. Interim Receipt issued by The Glasgow and London Insurance Company to Archibald McKillop, insuring him against loss or damage by fire to the extent of $600. Dated September 19, 1884. Assessment from the Grand Camp Sons of Scotland, Office of the District Deputy Grand Chief, listing C. Ferguson's stock in 1903. Certificate issued to A. McKillop & Sons from the London Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Canada, dated May 6, 1904. Guarantee/Agreement, dated June 1, 1922, between Dodd & Struthers and Daniel McKillop, who purchased the Dodd System of Lightning Protection. Renewal Certificate issued to Isabella Fuller (nee McKillop) from the Merchants Fire Insurance Company, dated January 27, 1931. Insurance Policy issued to Isabella Fuller (nee McKillop) from the Merchants Fire Insurance Company, insuring property from January 27, 1928 to January 27, 1931. Description of property is Lot 67, Plan 199, on the west side of Graham Street, West Lorne, Ontario. Renewal Certificate issued to Daniel McKillop from the Wellington Fire Insurance Company, dated September 19, 1933. Renewal Certificate issued to Daniel McKillop from the Wellington Fire Insurance Company, dated August 18, 1936. Insurance Policy issued to Daniel McKillop from the Wellington Fire Insurance Company, insuring property from August 19, 1936 to August 19, 1939. Description of property is Lot 80, Block 199, on the west side of Graham Street, West Lorne, Ontario.
Name Access
McKillop Family
A. McKillop & Sons
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans

Fire Insurance Plan- West Lorne, May 1906

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
May 1906
Storage Location
M15
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Creator
Charles E. Goad Company
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 8
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M15
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
May 1906
Series
Goad/ Underwriters' Fire Insurance Plans fonds
Physical Description
3 map sheets: col.
Physical Condition
Good
Custodial History
Transferred from the J.J. Talman Regional Collection, University of Western Ontario.
Scope and Content
West Lorne, May 1906: Fire Insurance Plan.
Name Access
Charles E. Goad Company
West Lorne (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans

Goad / Underwriters' Fire Insurance Plan fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Goad/ Underwriters' Fire Insurance Plans fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
April 1894- July 1952
Storage Location
M13- M15
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Goad/ Underwriters' Fire Insurance Plans fonds
Creator
Charles E. Goad Company, Underwriters' Survey Limited
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M13- M15
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
April 1894- July 1952
Physical Description
74 map sheets: col.
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
The Charles E. Goad Company and, later, the Underwriters' Association, produced fire insurance plans for communities across Canada, including several within Elgin County. Charles E. Goad was born in England in 1848. He emigrated to Canada in 1869 and eventually began business as a cartographer in Montreal. Following his death in 1910, the company was reorganized and operated under the name Charles E. Goad Company. This firm was responsible for a major share of the insurance plans produced in Canada until 1917 at which time the Underwriters' Survey Limited became the primary producer of these plans. Underwriter's eventually bought out the assets of the Goad Company in 1931.
Custodial History
Transferred from the J.J. Talman Regional Collection, University of Western Ontario.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of fire insurance plans documenting contemporary building features for the purpose of assessing fire risk. Information includes the type of construction, number of storeys and proximity to other buildings. Each plan consists of a number of sections which, when assembled together, constitute a complete map of the town/village at that time, with street and building names clearly indicated. Buildings are also colour coded according to the type of fabrication, with colours corresponding to a key plan on the first section. Periodically, these plans were revised. Dates of revision are clearly marked. These plans provide a detailed overview of contemporary community development and are an invaluable source of information for dating buildings and for use in matters such as environmental site assessments. The Elgin County Archives possesses plans for the following communities: Belmont, April 1894, Goad, 1 copy-- 1 sheet (1 section). Fingal, Oct. 1896, Goad, 1 copy-- 1 sheet (1 section). Shedden, Oct. 1896, Goad, 1 copy-- 1 sheet (1 section). Vienna, Nov. 1896, Goad, 2 copies-- 1 sheet (1 section) per copy. West Lorne, May 1906, Goad, 2 copies-- 3 sheets (3 sections) per copy. Springfield, May 1906, Goad, 1 copy-- 3 sheets (3 sections). Port Stanley, Feb. 1925, Underwriters, 3 copies-- 3 sheets (3 sections) per copy. Rodney, May 1906 (Charles E. Goad Company), 1 copy-- 4 sheets (4 sections); July 1926, Underwriters, 2 copies-- 4 sheets (4 sections) per copy. St. Thomas, March 1922 (Revised and Reprinted 1929), Underwriters, 1 copy-- 17 sheets (17 sections) per copy. St. Thomas, March 1922 (Revised and Reprinted 1929), Underwriters, 1 copy-- 10 sheets (10 sections) per copy. Port Burwell, 1896, Goad, 2 copies-- 1 sheet (1 section) per copy. Dutton, 1946, Underwriters, 3 copies-- 4 sheets (4 sections) per copy. Aylmer, 1952, Underwriters, 1 copy-- 6 sheets (6 sections) per copy.
Name Access
Charles E. Goad Company
Underwriters' Survey Limited.
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Accruals
(Acc. 2002-26).--"St. Thomas, 1929, Underwriters, 17 sheets", is from a separate accession.

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