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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:798 1823-1867 C734

Commercial Insurance Company records


Complete set of records of the Commercial Insurance Company.


  • 1823-1867

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Contact for more information.


5.5 linear feet (17 volumes, 5 boxes)

Complete set of records of the Commercial Insurance Company, 1823-1831. Included are stockholders' records, minutes, accounting records, policy records, schedules of risks and notes, proposal book, and incoming letters. Also includes papers (mainly letters and bills) of Moses L. Hale continuing until 1867.

Biographical / Historical

The Commercial Insurance Company was a fire and marine insurance firm established in Boston, Massachusetts in 1823. Several of the directors of the newly founded Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company had interests in the company. It was placed in liquidation in 1826. Moses L. Hale (1799-1874) was secretary of the Commercial Insurance Company and of the Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company, 1966.

Processing Information

Processed: November 2018 By: Baker Library Special Collections Staff

Commercial Insurance Company. Commercial Insurance Company Records, 1823-1867: A Finding Aid
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Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

Baker Library Special Collections holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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