Fonds F044 - fonds Stanstead and Sherbrooke Fire Insurance Company

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fonds Stanstead and Sherbrooke Fire Insurance Company

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    CA SHC F044

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    • 1875-1891 (Creation)

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    4 cm of textual records.

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    The Stanstead and Sherbrooke Fire Insurance Company was founded in 1835 in Charleston. Some Sherbrooke-area businessmen (Samuel Brooks, William Walker, L.-C. Ball, F. Loomis, Guy-C. Colclough, Geo.-D. Innes, C.-F.-H. Goodhue, Daniel Thompson, G. De Tonnancour, and Otis King) met in Sherbrooke to discuss the possibility of founding a mutual insurance company. A few weeks later, at a meeting in Charleston, the Mutual Fire Insurance Company of the Counties of Stanstead and Sherbrooke was created. First located in Charleston, the Company moved to Lennoxville in 1836 and to Sherbrooke in 1844. In 1882, the company name was changed to The Stanstead and Sherbrooke Mutual Fire Insurance Company and, in 1927, to The Stanstead and Sherbrooke Fire Insurance Company. Through the years, the company's activities became national in scope, as branches were opened in Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, and other cities. In the 1980s, the company was absorbed by the Commercial Union of Canada whose head office is in Toronto.

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    The fonds contains information on the insurance policies issued by the Stanstead and Sherbrooke Fire Insurance Company, likely by the Coaticook insurance agent from 1875 to 1891. It consists of two application registers. The applicants are mostly residents of Coaticook but some are from Stanhope, Moe's River and surrounding areas. Notably, the applications include sketches of the buildings (dimensions and position) to be insured.

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    • English

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      The documents are in English.

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