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Accession Number: 82-020

Title

Fire Insurance Plans fonds. -- 1890-1972. -- 179 maps : fire insurance plans.

Biography / History

The Charles E. Goad map making company was established in Montreal, Quebec, in 1875. In its business of creating fire insurance plans, the Charles E. Goad map making company was the most comprehensive company in its coverage of Canada. By 1885, the company was firmly established in Canada and by 1910, Goad and his surveyors had created fire insurance plans for more than 1300 Canadian communities. When Charles E. Goad died that same year, the company was taken over by his three sons, who continued to run the business under the name Chas. E. Goad Company. In 1911 an agreement was reached between the Chas. E. Goad Company and the Canadian Fire Underwriters' Association, by which the Goad Company was to create and revise plans for the Association exclusively. The Canadian Fire Underwriters' Association was founded in 1883 for the purpose of standardizing fire insurance rules. This agreement ended in 1917, and in 1918, the Canadian Fire Underwriters' Association established its own plan making department. It was named the Underwriters' Survey Bureau Limited. At the same time, the Bureau acquired the exclusive rights from the Chas. E. Goad Company to revise and reprint the Goad plans. The Goad Company, which continued to exist until 1930, stopped producing fire insurance plans. In March 1931, the Underwriters' Survey Bureau purchased all of the assets of the Chas. E. Goad Company, including copyright. The Underwriters' Survey Bureau continued to produce fire insurance plans for the cities and towns in Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes. The Canadian Fire Underwriters' Association remained responsible for the production of plans in the western provinces and the B.C. Underwriters' Association was responsible for plans in British Columbia. In 1960, these regional operations were amalgamated with the production of plans under the centralized Plan Division of the Canadian Underwriters' Association. In 1975, the Association changed its name to the Insurer's Advisory Organization, and at the same time, decided to cease fire insurance plan production and sell all plan inventory. This was the end of 100 years of continuous fire insurance plan production in Canada. (Taken from: Hayward, Robert J. "Fire Insurance Plans in the National Map Collection." Ottawa: Public Archives of Canada, 1977.)

Custodial History

The custodial history of the fire insurance plan is unknown prior to ownership by Edward Phelps, Librarian, D.W. Weldon Library, University of Western Ontario. As well, in 1991, 19 fire insurance plans were received from the Archives of Ontario.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of Fire insurance plans (mostly by Goad) for all of British Columbia, some from Alberta, Quebec, Ontario, Newfoundland and Yukon.

Notes

Title based on the contents of the collection.

The fire insurance plans were purchased from Edward Phelps of London, Ontario with the aid of funds from the Friends of the Bata Library.

Restrictions: Photocopying allowed for research purposes only. Copyright is in the possession on the publishers of the plans.

Finding aids: Y

In March 1991, 19 fire insurance plans received from the Archives of Ontario were added to this accession.

For related records see: 76-002 to 76-009, 76-019 to 76-037, 78-010, 82-020 and 82-022.

The Insurers' Advisory Organization (1989) Inc. holds copyright on all fire insurance plans created by Chas. E. Goad, Civil Engineer, and all successor companies. See memo in finding aid (Fire Insurance Plans) for more details.

The fire insurance plans are located in Boxes 1 - 5 in the manuscripts room on shelf above accession #82-014 and in Map Cabinet - Drawers 5, 6, and 7. Refer to finding aid for specific details.  

Finding Aid

Box 1: Ontario

Ajax 1960

Aurora 1960

Barrie 1971

Brampton 1971

Burlington 1971

Collingwood 1955

Cornwall 1963

Deep River 1958

Georgetown 1960

Haileybury 1952

Hamilton V.1-5 1964

Hawkesbury 1960

Hearst 1957

Huntsville 1954

Kingston 1963

Kirkland Lake 1952

New Liskeard 1952

Newmarket 1959

North Bay & District 1959

Prescott 1963

Richmond Hill 1960

Sault Ste. Marie 1953

Smith Falls 1959

Windsor V.1-5 1952, 1953

Box 2: Yukon, Alberta, Newfoundland, Quebec, Ottawa

Whitehorse 1959

Alberta

Banff 1955

Newfoundland

Carbonear 1954

Grand Bank 1956

St. Lawrence 1956

Quebec

Beloeil 1953

Chambly 1962

Montreal

V.3 1954

4 1961

6 1959

8 1971

9 1953 rev. 1972

10 1962

11 1959 rev. 1964 & 1966

13 1953 rev. 1964

14 1953 rev. 1961 & 1964

15 1957

16 1966

17 1963

18 1972

19 1966

20 1967

21 1972

Ottawa

6 volumes 1956-1963

Box 3: Toronto

V.4 1969

5 1965

6 1965

7 (1) 1959

(2) 1959

(3) 1957

9 (1) 1956

(2) 1956

(3) 1956

10 1959

11 1959

12 1964

13 1962

14 1952 rev. 1962

15 1954

16 1953

17 1955 rev. 1961

18 1964

19 1952

20 1955 rev. 1961

21 1969

Box 4: British Columbia

Abbotsford 1957

Alberni 1957

Armstrong 1952

Burnaby (1) 1964

(2) 1964

Burns Lake 1954

Campbell River 1957

Castlegar 1959

Chilliwack 1953

Courtenay 1957

Cranbrook 1953

Creston 1959

Cumberland 1954

Dawson Creek 1959

Duncan 1954

Enderby 1955

Esquimalt 1968

Fernie 1956

Fort St. John 1960

Hope 1959

Kamloops 1968

Kelowna 1952 rev. 1970

Kimberley 1953

Ladysmith 1954

Merritt 1954

Mission 1957

Nanaimo 1957

Nelson 1959

New Westminster 1957

North Vancouver 1965

Oak Bay 1968

Oliver 1952

Osoyoos 1952

Penticton 1952

Prince George 1966

Powell River 1961

Revelstoke 1955

Richmond 1960

Rossland 1953

Saanich 1968

Salmon Arm 1970

Smithers 1954

Squamish 1957

Terrace 1959

Trail 1959

Vancouver (A) 1960

(1) 1954

(2) 1955

(3) 1956

(4) 1958

(5) 1959

(6) 1960

(7) 1962

Box 5: Vancouver and other B.C.

(8) 1953

(10) 1962

(11) 1962

(12) 1962

(13) 1962

(14) 1962

Vanderhoaf 1954

Vernon 1970

Victoria (1) 1957 rev. 1967

(2) 1959

West Vancouver 1966

White Rock 1959

Williams Lake 1959

Map Cabinet - Drawer 5: Peterborough

Peterborough 1929, repr. 1943 (Special Sheets 1-34, Mercantile Revision, Feb. Index USB 1948)

Map Cabinet - Drawer 6: Ontario

Alliston 1926

Arnprior 1950

Cannington 1910

Capreol 1950

Carleton Place 1926

Chapleau 1950

Cochrane 1950

Deseronto 1922

Dundas 1951

Gananoque 1947

Gravenhurst 1925

Manitowaning 1925

Maxville 1905 rev. 1925

Meaford 1925

Midland 1946

Napanee 1931

Orillia 1928 rev. 1941

Parry Sound 1949

Picton 1924

Renfrew 1950

Staynor 1924

Stouffville 1910

Sunderland 1910

Tottenham 1928

Map Cabinet - Drawer 7

(Additions received from the Archives of Ontario, March 1991)

Bowmanville 1911, rev. and repr. 1924 Sheets 1-10 USB

Brighton 1911, rev. to 1926 Sheets 1,4 USB

Campbellford 1926 Sheets 1-8 USB 1926, rev. to 1929 Sheets 1-8 USB

Cobourg 1919, rev. and repr. 1946 Sheets 1-16, Index USB

Colborne 1934 Sheets 1-4 USB

Gananoque 1947 Sheets 1,3,6-8 USB

Hastings [1911] Sheets 1-4 Goad

Lindsay 1949 Sheets 1-25, Index USB

Millbrook 1890 Sheets 1-2 Goad

Napanee 1931 Sheets 1-12 USB

Norwood 1900 Sheets 1-4 Goad

Oakwood 1910 Sheets 1-2 Goad

Picton 1924 Sheets 1A, 1-12 USB

Sturgeon Point 1938 Sheets 1-2 USB

Trenton 1949 Sheets 1-26, Index USB

Tweed 1932 Sheets 1-6 USB

Warkworth 1890 Sheets [1] Goad

Wooler 1904 Sheets 1 Goad

 

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