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Cyclopedia of Insurance

IN THE

UNITED STATES.

1893-4.

EDITED BY H. R, HAYDEN.

H. R. HAYDEN, HARTFORD.

1894.

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PREFACE.

The editor and publisher refrains from making this introductory note an apology, because he believes that many persons will not know that it needs an apology, and those who do know it will either find means to say so or will know enough of the difficulties of the task to refrain.

The volume has now, we believe, about reached its limit. If it is to expand more hereafter it will have to go into two volumes like the annual reports of insurance departments. It is thought, however, that more careful editing will keep the annual volumes down to about 700 pages.

The record of the business has been brought down to about May 1, 1894, the time when printing began, and later in some of the letters toward the end. First thoughts are sometimes best, and the principal companies have been restored to the text, even when we have nothing to record of them beyond name, date of organization, capital, and names of officers. They appear also in the directory.

On the following page will be found a few of the principal subjects treated at length in the pages of this volume. It is a mere suggestion of the contents. Besides those mentioned there are between four and five hundred biographical sketches, over a hundred pages of company sketches, and an immense number of minor topics of interest.

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