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Marx S. Mayer Insurance Policy Ledger

Collection ID

SCRC 456

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Collecting Area(s)


Collection Summary 



Marx S. Mayer Insurance Policy Ledger






Mayer, Marx S.


Collection ID

SCRC 456



0.25 linear feet (1 box)



Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries



Materials in English.


Detailed Collection Information 


Description of Collection 

The collection consists of a single volume compiled by General Insurance Agent, Marx S. Mayer whose office was located at 419 Walnut Street. The ledger records terms and conditions of insurance policies, names of the insured, and premiums underwritten by various companies including the United Fireman's Insurance Company, American Fire Insurance Company, Royal Insurance Company of Liverpool and many others. Policies issued to Philadelphia area residents and businesses primarily covering merchandise or stock including but not limited to clothing, tobacco, and other goods. There is an alphabetical index of names and businesses in the front of the ledger.



Patron Information 


Catalog Record 

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: https://librarysearch.temple.edu/catalog/991037731408103811


Research Access 

Collection is open for research. 


Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research. 


Publication and Copyright Information 

The Marx S. Mayer Insurance Policy Ledger is the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. The creator has not assigned its rights to Temple University Libraries.  Other creators’ intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to them or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.


Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Marx S. Mayer Insurance Policy Ledger, SCRC 456, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 



Administrative Information 


Acquisition Information

Donated by Edwin Wolf in July 1984. Collection previously administered by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, acquired by Temple in June 2009.


Processing Information 

Collection processed and finding aid prepared in September 2020 by Jessica M. Lydon, Associate Archivist.



Index Terms 


The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:



Insurance policies



Philadelphia (Pa.)--Commerce


Material Types: 

Ledgers (account books)