Samuel P. Savage papers IV, 1710-1898; bulk: 1750-1898.


Savage, Samuel Phillips, 1718-1797. Samuel P. Savage papers IV, 1710-1898; bulk: 1750-1898.

Samuel P. Savage papers IV, 1710-1898; bulk: 1750-1898.

Papers of Samuel P. Savage (1718-1797) and his great-grandson, Samuel Hay Savage (1827-1901). The bulk of the collection contains the papers of S.H. Savage and includes correspondence to his Uncle Lemuel Shaw; correspondence with his business partner in San Salvador, El Salvador, Joaquin Mathe regarding the shipment of various goods; documents related to a petition on behalf of his brother, Henry Savage (1804-1849), for compensation for diplomatic work in Guatemala; a diary kept between 1848-49 while in Central America; and an inventory of property in Guatemala, 1882-87. Samuel P. Savage's papers relate to his work as a merchant and include invoices for goods on various ships (such as the Mary), receipts, and correspondence, most notably with his business partner David Jeffries. Collection also includes papers from other members of the Savage, Shaw, and Hayward families, such as a letterbook kept by Charles Savage (1785-1840), 1821, and correspondence between Charles and his sister Hope Savage Shaw regarding their brother-in-law Herman Melville; and correspondence between Lemuel Hayward, his parents, and his sister Susanna Hayward Shaw, ca. 1770-89.

2 boxes and 1 v. in a case.

Related Entities

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Savage, Charles, 1785-1840. (person)

Savage, Samuel Phillips, 1718-1797. (person)

Hayward family. (family)

Mary (Ship : 1860-1865) (corporateBody)

Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861 (person)

Chief justice of Massachusetts, 1830-1860. His daughter Elizabeth married the author Herman Melville. From the description of ALS : Boston, to Joseph B. Felt, 1834 Oct. 14. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122475395 Shaw was chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1830-1860). Webster and Parkman were on the faculty of Harvard Medical School at the time of Parkman's murder. From the description of Sentence of John W. Webster...

Shaw, Susanna Hayward. (person)

Savage, Henry, 1804-1882. (person)

Mathé, J. (Joaquin) (person)

Jeffries, David, 1714-1784. (person)

Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 (person)

Herman Melville (b. Aug. 1, 1819, NY, NY–d. Sept. 28, 1891, NY, NY) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His best known works include Typee (1846) and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851). His writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor, exploration of literature and philosophy, and engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change. He developed a complex, baroque style; the vocabulary is rich and or...

Savage family. (family)

Savage, Samuel Hay, 1827-1901. (person)

Shaw family. (person)

Irish family that were early settlers of Clark County, Ill. Nineveh served as County Commissioner for two terms and in the Black Hawk War. His brother William moved to the south and worked as an overseer on a plantation in Louisiana until he died in 1832 and left his estate to Nineveh's children. Nineveh's son William remained in Clark County where he farmed, and married Lucy Young in 1859. From the description of Papers, 1822-1916. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat re...

Hayward, Lemuel. (person)