Insurance policy

Scope and Content

Printed insurance policy, completed in manuscript, no. 649524, issued by the Sun Fire Office to Nathaniel Dimsdale, Bt, for Rocksly Farm, Willian, Hertfordshire. Dated 25 Dec 1795.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Sun Fire Office was founded in 1710 by a co-partnership of 24 'gentlemen of mixed social and professional background' to provide fire insurance following the devastation of the Great Fire of London in 1666. It is the oldest insurance company in existence; it merged with Alliance Asssurance in 1959 and with Royal Insurance (founded 1842) in 1996 to form Royal and SunAlliance.


Single item.

Access Information

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Goldsmiths' Library in June 1974.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

486 x 305 mm

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

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