Fonds RBSC-ARC-1669 - Edward Phelps Canadian fire insurance plan collection

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Edward Phelps Canadian fire insurance plan collection

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  • 1885-1973 (Creation)

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600 plans

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The collection consists of fire insurance plans for Canadian towns and cities.

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Edward Phelps of the Phelps Publishing Company, London, Ontario, acquired most of the stock of the Insurers' Advisory Organization headquarters in Toronto in 1974 when the IAO closed its Plan Division. After selling much of his collection, Phelps offered a set of fire insurance plans for Canada to the University of British Columbia Library. This collection was received in 1982, and consists of plans for 600 Canadian cities and towns.


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The plans for British Columbia municipalities have been fully catalogued in the Map file on the UBC Library catalogue, and are in the guide to fires insurance plans for British Columbia.

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