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Fonds AM493 - British Columbia Underwriters' Association fonds

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British Columbia Underwriters' Association fonds

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  • Architectural drawing

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  • 1908-1963 (Creation)
    British Columbia Underwriters' Association

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0.03 m of textual records. - 59 architectural drawings. - 13 maps

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The British Columbia Underwriters' Association was founded in Victoria in 1880, most likely under the name British Columbia Fire Underwriters Association. In 1928 the organisation changed its name to the British Columbia Insurance Underwriters Association, and again in 1940 to the British Columbia Underwriters Association.

The association promoted general safety and protection over insurable entities such as building construction, automobiles, and personal property. In its early years, the association's focus was on fire protection and insurance, later expanding to include other types of property protection.

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Fonds consists of operational records of the Association and reference material.

The records include reports on municipal fire prevention in Vancouver and Point Grey, drawings and sketches of building details used in assembling fire insurance plans produced by the B.C. Underwriters' Association, and fire insurance plans for specific sites in Vancouver.

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Municipal fire prevention reports on Vancouver and Point Grey were formerly AM98.

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