Series VPRS 11981
Fire Insurance Policies, Lapsed
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Date Range: Series 1856 - 1873
  Series in Custody 1856 - 1873
  Contents 1856 - 1873
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1856 - 1869 Melbourne Public Library VA 928
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1960 - cont State Library of Victoria VA 2923
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    The documents in this series are arranged in chronological order by date of policy.

  • Function / Content
    This series is a collection of fire insurance policies for the years 1856 to 1873. The purpose of the policies was to insure the Public Librarys building and content against the risk of damage or destruction by fire and assurance or insurance on lives and survivors.

    The policies were taken out with a number of different insurance companies over that period and were signed by the representatives of the insurance companies and Sir Redmond Barry on behalf of the Library.

    Outlined in each policy are conditions, year and amounts of money for which the building and its contents were insured. The cost of the policy is also included, as is correspondence from insurance companies.

    These policies are of historical interest as they record the financial value of the library and the collection for the period.

  • Recordkeeping System
    This series is an artificial series. The records have been arranged in chronological order. Since the time of series registration the original order of the records has been lost.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1856 - 1873 Open 1
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