History of Insurance in Philadelphia for Two Centuries (1683-1882) by
Call Number: HG8539.P5 F7 1888
Publication Date: 1888
As the preface of the book itself says it "is a record of a special economy in a particular place," noting that the history of Philadelphia is an "epitome of insurance in general for such a period."
An example of a marine insurance contract dating back to 1749.
A Quarter-Century's Fire Underwriting, 1871-1896: A Historical and Biographical Milestone in the Life of the National Fire Insurance Co. of Hartford, Conn. by
Call Number: HG9780.N2 Q37 1897
Publication Date: 1897
A history of the business that dates back to its origins while providing a rich source of information about the historical context in which the industry developed.
The main entrance to the National Fire Insurance Co. building as it stood in the 19th century.
After Fifty Years by
Call Number: HG9810.Z9 L66 1912
Publication Date: 1912
This work covers a period of time that dates back to the 1860s, an era noted for the Austro-Prussian war and an America pitted against itself dubbed "the recent unpleasantness." As a company seated in the heart of the British Empire, this book looks at the history of the industry on a global scale.
An example of the expensive detail put into the publishing of this historical work.