Our insurance library continues to grow thanks to your support

As many of you know LMI have created arguably one of the largest libraries in Australasia of insurance texts and publications. While we do add to it each year with purchases of new books that come onto the market in addition to those by Steve Manning and myself, we do rely heavily on the donations (of books and memorabilia) we receive from insurers, brokers and professionals within the industry who no longer have room for their books and would rather see them put to good use than be thrown out.

The latest lots we received are from Mr James Lording who dropped off 13 texts on Saturday. The books include the early history insurance, the history of some of the insurers and Lloyd’s as well as technical books on marine, construction and bonds. I cannot thank James enough.

Some members of the Victorian based Midway Club also had a clean out which pleased me as what we received from them included many old editions of the Australian Insurance Institute Journals that we did not have in our colletion including volume 1 from 1919 and the next 14 editions.  The books included a Accident Tariff (which I was able to assist a lawyer with just after I received it) and an early book on “Profits Insurance” by the famous Mr Honour. Again I would like to thanks members such as Keith Wehl and Ken Davidson who kindly donated the books. Their wives and LMI are all happy!

As always we give the books a very good home after cataloging them. This catalog  we keep on the LMI Group website  so that anyone in the insurance industry that would like to access them is able to. Details of how to do this on the site.

We also continue to grow our policy library which we have widened beyond Australia and New Zealand and currently has over 20,000 Australian policies alone. Again these are regularly used often when the insurer involved cannot easily find their own policy.

So, if you have any old policies, books or insurance memorabilia that you have been thinking about getting rid of, but would rather they go to a good home where they will be treasured please let me know.

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