The Davis Library has 40 original marine insurance policies purchased by James Locke of Newburyport and Salisbury, Massachusetts between 1798 and 1809. Some of the policies were purchased with other people – most often Benjamin and Jacob Morrill. Each policy insures a ship or cargo on voyages to ports all around the world. William Adams was the captain, or master, for ten of the voyages covered by these policies.

These policies can be viewed on our new digital collections site, insurancearchive.org.