1875 Home Insurance Policy for Governor John H Clifford of Massachusetts


This is an original home owners insurance policy for Governor John H Clifford (1809-1876) who was in office from 1853-1854 and would not run again for the office prefering to work as a lawyer. He did serve from 1835-1839 as a member of the State Legislature, from 1849-1853 and again from 1854-1858 as the Massachusetts Attorney General. His second term as Attorney General was after he served as governor of the state. He had a rich and varied life as can be seen here:


He died less than one year after taking out this homeowners insurance policy for his home and belongings in New Bedford, MA at the age of 66.

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My Living Room 2018

My tastes in furniture and antiques are taking me earlier into our past and my living room right now my favorite room in my home. That grain painted wardrobe that you can see in this picture will soon be replaced by an 18th century highboy that I fell in love with while up in New England a few months ago.