Captain Samuel R. Percy Papers, 1910-1935
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Brief Description: The collection consists primarily of incoming correspondence relating to investments and other financial dealings including charitable donations.  The majority relate to investments in mines and oil wells in the West.  All of the letters were received by Percy, with the exception of a single document in box 3, folder 1, which is signed by him.  Much of the correspondence not from corporations is received from John Brooks of Wyoming.  The collection also includes a number of account and letter books, mostly blank, with the exception of those in box 1, folder 5, which contains drawings for the Ulak (schooner-barge) and box 2, folder 4, which contains drawings and information for the Carroll A. Deering (five-mast schooner).  The Deering was built in 1919 at the adjoining yard operated by Gardiner G. Deering.  Box 2, folder 5, contains a Bible inscribed “ S R Percy, Presented to him by his Mother.”  In addition, there are several folders of blank stationery of the Percy & Small shipyard and of Allen M. Irish. Investments discussed in this correspondence include the Valdez Creek Mines; Consolidated Royalty Oil Company; Granby Consolidated Mining, Smelting, and Power Co.; Worumbo Manufacturing Co.; and the Betty O’Neal mine.  Other business subjects include JS Winslow schooners and the Porcupine Club.
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Created by: Percy, Samuel R. Jr. (1856-1940)
Volume: 3.0 Boxes
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on the use of these papers
Subject Index
Carroll A. Deering (5m schooner)
Mines and mining
Oil fields
Percy & Small Shipyard
Shipyards--Bath (ME)
Ulak (schooner-barge)
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The material described herein is the physical property of the Maine Maritime Museum Library. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors of the various items, or to their legal representaives, or to Maine Maritime Museum. For further information, consult the library staff.
Acquisition Notes: Items donated by estate of Eleanor Irish in 1973: G73.129.  Eleanor Irish was the daughter of Samuel R. Percy and the wife of Allen M. Irish, who worked in the Percy & Small shipyard.
PreferredCitation: Captain Samuel R. Percy Papers, 1910-1935, MS-27, Research Library, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, Maine