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North Carolina Home Insurance Company policies, 1847-1889.

October 12, 2009

Creator: North Carolina Home Insurance Company policies, 1847-1889 (Raleigh, N.C.).
Collection number: 1395z
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Abstract: Printed policies of various unrelated individuals, chiefly insuring homes in Raleigh and eastern North Carolina against fire, issued by the North Carolina Mutual Insurance Company, 1847-1861, and the North Carolina Home Insurance Company, 1874-1889. One policy, 1856, insured the life of Christopher, a slave who worked as a house servant and waiter in Charleston, S.C.; the report of a physician’s examination of the insured is included.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Included is an 1856 policy insuring the life of Christopher, a slave who worked as a house servant and waiter in Charleston, South Carolina, and the report of a physician’s examination of Christopher, including comments on his mental state .