Whereas [blank] hath paid the sum of [blank]

Date inferred from from text near bottom of sheet: … the [blank] day of [blank] 176[blank].
A form printed in letterpress with spaces for manuscript additions; the letterhead is decorated above with an engraving showing a large sun with a face, an image of a fire engine above, and two officials on either side.

  • Author: Sun-Fire-Office.
  • Title: Whereas [blank] hath paid the sum of [blank] to the Society of the Sun Fire-Office in London, and has agreed to pay or cause to be paid to them at their said office, the sum of [blank] on the [blank] and the like sum of [blank] yearly on the [blank] during the continuance of this policy, for insurance from loss or damage by fire, on [blank].
  • Publication: [London?] : [Sun Fire Office], [176-?]

Catalog record

File 66 76- Su957++

Acquired April 2019

John Bristow, engine-maker,

lwlpr32005 (833x1024)

Letterpress broadside with a hand-colored etched and engraved header illustrating the use of a fire-engine at the site of the Cornhill fire, which occurred on 25 March 1748.

  • TitleJohn Bristow, engine-maker, to all His Majesty’s forts, garrisons, dock-yards and other public offices belonging to His Majesty’s Royal Navy …
  • Published[London : Publisher not identified, not before 1748]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 748 J65++

Acquired September 2014