Samuel P. Savage papers III, 1712-1903 ; bulk: 1780-1890.


Savage, Samuel Phillips, 1718-1797. Samuel P. Savage papers III, 1712-1903 ; bulk: 1780-1890.

Samuel P. Savage papers III, 1712-1903 ; bulk: 1780-1890.

Collection contains papers from Samuel P. Savage (1718-1797), his great-grandson, Samuel Hay Savage (1827-1901), and various generations of the Savage, Shaw, and Hayward families. The bulk of the collection contains the papers of Samuel Hay Savage and include petitions (written with Daniel Webster and Lemuel Shaw) of behalf of his brother Henry, for compensation for diplomatic work as charge d'affaires in Guatemala and correspondence with his lawyer, John Sidney Webb; travel letters from Guatemala, 1848-87; correspondence and receipts for goods (such as coffee) traded to Boston from his properties in San Salvador, El Salvador; and bills and receipts for personal items purchased for his home in Boston. The papers of Samuel P. Savage relate to his business as an insurance agent for trading vessels, including the sloops Friendship and Lucretia; receipts for goods sold and purchased, such as slaves, and for his business as a Boston merchant; and documents related to his position as chairman of the Board of War during the Revolutionary War, primarily relating to supplying the army, including information on the arrival of the Frigate Deane. A large portion of the Hayward family papers include correspondence between Susanna Hayward (later married to Oakes Shaw, mother of Lemuel Shaw) and her brother, Caleb Hayward, sister, Sarah Hayward, and cousins, Ebenezer and Enoch White. A large portion of the Shaw family papers include correspondence received by Hope and Lemuel Shaw from various nieces and nephews. Savage family papers include legal petitions, estate inventories, deeds, receipts, and correspondence of Habijah and Arthur Savage, and Faith Savage Russell (mother of Samuel P. Savage), 1712-39.

3 boxes.

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