Phoenix Assurance Company Limited records
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Phoenix Assurance Company Limited records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Phoenix Fire-Company of London.
Title: Phoenix Assurance Company Limited records
Dates: 1808-1809,1846,1979
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2051

Biographical/Historical Note

The Phoenix Assurance Company Ltd. of London, England insured property in Savannah and Augusta in the 1800s. Phoenix agent Jenkin Jones toured Georgia properties in 1908 and 1809. A second tour by a company agent was conducted in 1846.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains 40 pages of photocopied correspondence, ledger pages, and company history notes relevant to Georgia. Information on specific insured properties describes building construction, fire safety features, and ownership profiles. Information on measures each city had taken to be prepared for fires is also included.

Index Terms

Fire insurance.
Insurance records.
Jones, Jenkin, active 1800.
Real property--Georgia--Augusta.
Real property--Georgia--Savannah.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification],Phoenix Assurance Company, Limited records, MS 2051, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Martha Norwood, 1975.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.