Item #857 E.F.M.F. Insurance Company Ledger 1879-1929 Ellington, Illinois with Ephemera
E.F.M.F. Insurance Company Ledger 1879-1929 Ellington, Illinois with Ephemera
E.F.M.F. Insurance Company Ledger 1879-1929 Ellington, Illinois with Ephemera
E.F.M.F. Insurance Company Ledger 1879-1929 Ellington, Illinois with Ephemera
E.F.M.F. Insurance Company Ledger 1879-1929 Ellington, Illinois with Ephemera
E.F.M.F. Insurance Company Ledger 1879-1929 Ellington, Illinois with Ephemera
E.F.M.F. Insurance Company Ledger 1879-1929 Ellington, Illinois with Ephemera
E.F.M.F. Insurance Company Ledger 1879-1929 Ellington, Illinois with Ephemera

E.F.M.F. Insurance Company Ledger 1879-1929 Ellington, Illinois with Ephemera

E.F.M.F. Insurance Company Ledger 1879-1929 Ellington, Illinois with Ephemera

Massive ledger coming in at 16 x 12 x 2 inches with 312 numbered pages, of which 124 are utilized. Three-quarter leather binding over black pebbled boards. Book fully intact; back strip possibly repaired. Tight binding but leather is cracked along spine of front board. Spine embossed in gilt: "E.F.M.F. Ins. Co. Register." Good Condition. Includes one printed E.F.M.F. By-Laws amendment plus 13 legal sized pages of minutes from 1887-1889 plus assorted notes. These manuscript pages are in fair condition with soiling and bug damage. All legible.

50-year record for a fire insurance company located in the small Illinois township of Ellington located just outside of Qunicy. Despite our efforts, we find no record of the E.F.M.F. Insurance Company, although clearly, they existed. Nor could we determine with certainty their full name, but we surmise it to be the Ellington Fire and Mutual Fund Insurance Company.

Regardless, this ledger with notes gives a valuable record of property ownership in Ellington. The ledger has an alphabetical index at front with page notations for each subscriber. Subscribers are listed by name, property location, amount, premium, fee, plus commencement and expiration of risk. Almost all insured properties are located in Quincy.

The handwritten minutes also provide insight to how the company evaluated pay-outs when structures burned. "After careful examination the committee reported the fire originated from a defective flue and house a total loss and recommended the company to pay the full loss $1000." A later meeting considered that nearly all fires were caused by defective flues and that a new company policy would state "where stove pipes did not enter brick kor stone flues they were at the owners risk."

Will require extra shipping due to weight. Item #857

Price: $150.00