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Barlow Insurance Surveys

 Collection
Identifier: mss-480

Scope and Content Note

Barlow's Insurance Surveys were published between circa 1870-1896. The site-specific surveys of industrial properties in the eastern United States and Canada were produced by Nelson Barlow and his chief assistant John Bancroft of New York, NY. The single sheet surveys include a page of text and an isometric view and plan. The surveys describe buildings, special features, and available fire protection. They include notes about the business owners and the goods produced. Updated surveys were produced as the business activities and facilities changed. The 20 Vermont surveys in this collection are photocopies of originals held by the American Textile History Museum (formerly the Merrimack Valley Textile Museum).

Dates

  • 1873-1893

Creator

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (2 oversize map folders)

Abstract

Barlow's Insurance Surveys were published between circa 1870-1896. The site-specific surveys of industrial properties include a page of text and an isometric view and plan. The surveys describe buildings, special features, and available fire protection. They include notes about the business owners and the goods produced. Updated surveys were produced as the business activities and facilities changed.

Location

Silver Special Collections, Billings Library.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Barlow Insurance Surveys
Status
Completed
Date
2010-07-07

Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Silver Special Collections Library
48 University Place, Room B201
Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
(802) 656-2138
(802) 656-4038 (Fax)