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Fire Insurance Plan Collection, 1876-1973

How to use instruction guide for one of our most popular and valued collections

A Valuable Resource

This brief guide is intended for researchers who are unfamiliar with the format of Fire Insurance Plans (FIPs) and the types of information that they contain. Originally, fire insurance plans were intended to be used exclusively by insurance brokers to conduct structural risk assessments and set policy rates. Although the production of these plans ceased in 1974, FIPs continue to be rich sources of historic information for a variety of research purposes.

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