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Papers, 1839-1892, principally comprising the business correspondence and records of the Alfriend family and Thomas M. Alfriend and Son, agents for the Fire, Marine, Life and Accident Insurance Company of Richmond, Virginia. Includes correspondence of Thomas M. and Thomas L. Alfriend with policy holders and other insurance companies concerning claims filed and insurance policies, promissory notes and receipts, and insurance policies for ships and their cargo. Notable correspondents and policies for the Albemarle Insurance Company and the Virginia Marine Insurance Company are also in this collection
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  • Thomas Lee Alfriend was born in Richmond, Virginia, 19 February 1843, and was educated in that city. From 1859 to 1861 he clerked with Ludlam & Watson and Shields & Sommerville. From 1801 to 1805 he was in the Confederate States Army, private for two years, orderly sergeant the remaining two years; was captured April 6, 1865, and sent to Point Lookout, and held there until 22 June 1865. The next day he returned to Richmond, and there he joined the firm of Thomas M. Alfriend & Son as a clerk, the business consisting of his father and elder brother Edward Morrison Alfriend. In June 1866, he became a member of this firm and remained a member until October 1879, when he started an insurance business in his own name. He was married in Richmond on 2 July 1868 to Eliza Sanger Manson, who was born in Granville County, North Carolina. They had four children: Mary B., Otis M., Sallie S. and Anna Lee, and buried one son, Thomas Manson, who died July 28, 1870, aged eleven months. Alfriend was a member of All Saints (Episcopal) Church, Richmond.
  • Thomas M. Alfriend, father of Thomas Lee, was born in Petersburg, Virginia, 10 November 1811, and died in Richmond, 11 December 1885. He was a son of Colin Alfriend, of Petersburg. The mother of Thomas Lee was Mary Jane Eger, born in County Althone, Ireland, died November 8, 1852, in Richmond. Thomas M. Alfriend was president of the Virginia Fire and Marine Insurance Company and later founded his own insurance company.
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Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
Location of originals duplicates
The Huntington Library;
  • This is the second collection on miscellaneous reel 4303
  • This collection forms part of the Robert Alonzo Brock Collection at The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
  • The Robert Alonzo Brock Collection was filmed by The Huntington Library in cooperation with The Library of Virginia with funding provided by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation
  • Microfilmed as arranged by The Huntington Library
Base of film
safety base polyester
  • The Library of Virginia
black and white
Emulsion on film
silver halide
service copy
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Foundation, The Roller-Bottimore Foundation, and The Robins Foundation
Positive negative aspect
low reduction ratio
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microfilm reel
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