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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Insurance. (search)
tten in Boston by the Sun Company (English) in 1728. Some insurance was done in Philadelphia in 1752. The first fire insurance policy issued in the United States was in Hartford. Conn., in 1794, under the unofficial title of Hartford fire insurance co. Sixteen years after, in 1810, the Hartford Fire Insurance Company was organized. From 1801-10 there were 60 charters issued; 1811-20, 43; 1821-30, 149; 1831-40, 467; 1841-50, 401; 1851-60, 896; 1861-70, 1,041. From Jan. 1, 1880, to Dec. 31, 1889, property of the citizens of the United States was insured against fire and accident on ocean, lake, and river, and by tornado, to the amount of over $120,000,000,000, for premiums of $1,156,675,391, and losses were paid of $647,726,051, being 56 per cent. of the premiums. The condition and transactions of fire companies doing business in the United States on Jan. 1, 1899, were as follows: Number of Companies. Capital. Assets Exclusive of Premium Notes.Net Surplus Cash Premiums Rec
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Steam navigation. (search)
Port. PresidentBritish and American S. N. CompanyBritish136March 11, 1841 PacificCollins LineAmerican240Sept. 23, 1856 TempestAnchor LineBritish150Feb. 26, 1857 United KingdomAnchor LineBritish 80April 17, 1868 City of BostonInman LineBritish177Jan. 28, 1870 ScanderiaAnglo Egyptian LineBritish 38Oct. 8, 1872 IsmailiaAnchor LineBritish 52Sept. 27, 1873 ColomboWilson LineBritish44January, 1877 Herman LudwigGerman50Sept. 28, 1878 HomerBritish43Dec. 17, 1878 ZanzibarBritish48Jan. 11, 1879 SurbitonBritish33Feb. 18 1879 BcrniciaBritish45March 19, 1879 City of LimerickBritish43Jan. 8, 1881 City of LondonBritish41Nov. 13, 1881 Straits of DoverBritish27Jan. 3, 1883 ConistonBritish27Dec. 24, 1884 FerwoodBritish25Jan. 20, 1885 PrestonBritish29Jan. 20, 1885 ClandonBritish27Jan. 24, 1885 HumberBritish56Feb. 15, 1885 ErinNational Line British72Dec. 31, 1889 ThanemorcJohnston LineBritish43Nov. 26, 1890 NaronicWhite Star LineBritishFebruary, 1893 steamboats, Hudson River