And now for another installment from John Trusler’s The London Adviser and Guide: Containing every Instruction and Information Useful and Necessary to Persons Living in London and Coming to Reside There, 1786.
This post could possibly be the most boring post in the history of blogs, as Trusler explores the different insurance plans offered. I would advise reading a few of the policies and then skip down to the more interesting sections on preventing fire, as well as the city’s preventive measures and responses to fire.
I’ve tried to break up the tedium of the information with images from London: being an Accurate History and Description of the British metropolis and Its Neighbourhood : to Thirty Miles Extent, from an Actual Perambulation, 1809
Let’s dive in…
Insurance Offices from Fire
19. When your house is furnished, the next precaution to be taken is, to insure it from fire: this may be done at several public insurance-offices, and at a very small annual premium. The landlord generally insures the buildings,