Tag Archives: surety and fidelity insurance

Ellis H. Carson Papers, 1935-1980

Ellis Hignett Carson was born in 1904, Liverpool, England. He moved to the United States in 1938 for the position of Assistant U.S. Manager and Vice President of the insurance firm Royal Liverpool Group, which began his long career in the insurance industry. This collection represents an array of the work of Ellis H. Carson, including correspondence, as well as his publications and transcripts of his speeches. Carson wrote about a range of topics including liability, fire, casualty insurance, property damage, and the capacity crisis of the industry.

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Ellis H. Carson photograph

Richard T. Wood Collection on Early Fidelity and Blanket Bond History, 1872-1940

Richard T. Wood was the manager of the bank division of the American Surety Company. He worked on a thesis entitled “Fidelity Bonding Methods: Early Fidelity and Blanket Bond History” for the Insurance Institute of America from 1928-1939, during which time he wrote to others for information pertaining to his thesis on early fidelity and blanket bonding history through 1916. Wood collected letters, telegrams, news articles, and sample blanket and fidelity bonds, among other materials, dating from 1872-1940. The thesis was never completed, and there is no draft of the thesis in the collection.

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IIA thesis brochure pic