Samuel P. Savage papers V, 1714-1904.


Savage, Samuel Phillips, 1718-1797. Samuel P. Savage papers V, 1714-1904.

Samuel P. Savage papers V, 1714-1904.

Papers of Samuel P. Savage of Boston and Weston, Mass. and various members of the Savage, Hayward, and Shaw families. S.P. Savage's papers include material related to his work as a merchant including receipts, accounts, and report of goods on various ships including the Good Fortune; items related to his position as a judge, including a small volume of criminal cases heard in Weston, 1882-84, and legal documents signed by S.P. Savage as justice of the peace in Middlesex County; legal documents granting S.P. Savage guardianship of Charlotte Tyler; and official documents from Savage's tenure as chairman of the Massachusetts Board of War during the Revolutionary War, which include receipts, reports on provisions, and a copy of the official resolution for the formation of the Board, 1777. Samuel Hay Savage papers include correspondence to his father, William Henry Savage, aunt and uncle Hope and Lemuel Shaw, and his wife written from Guatemala and various places, ca. 1850-1900; correspondence from his family regarding the marriage of Elizabeth Shaw to Herman Melville, 1847, and other Melville family matters; and business correspondence, invoices, and receipts from his work as a merchant in San Salvador and Guatemala. Savage family papers also include estate inventories, wills, indentures, and correspondence of Arthur Savage, 1714- ca. 1735; correspondence from Henry and Charles Savage, ca. 1800-1850 to family members; and genealogical notes compiled by various Savage family members. Hayward family papers include correspondence between Susannah Hayward Shaw and her brother and sister, Lemuel and Sarah Hayward ca. 1790-1799.

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