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A guide to the General Steamship Corporation, Ltd. charter party ledgers, 1923-1941
HDC1663 (SAFR 23818)  
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  • Access
  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Related Materials

  • Title: General Steamship Corporation, Ltd. charter party ledgers
    Date: 1923-1941
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC1663 (SAFR 23818)
    Originating agency: General Steamship Corporation, Ltd.
    Physical Description: 6 items
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The General Steamship Corporation, Ltd. charter party ledgers, 1923-1941 (SAFR 23818, HDC 1663) collection contains charter party agreements pasted into 6 large ledger books. The collection has been processed to the collection level and is open for use without restrictions.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

    This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.

    Publication and Use Rights

    Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

    Processing Note

    Note on Description: The descriptions in this collection guide were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material and subject matter experts. While every effort was made to provide accurate information, in the event that you find any errors in this guide please contact the reference staff in order for us to evaulate and make corrections to this guide.
    Please cite the title and collection number in any correspondence with our staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC1663 (SAFR 23818), General Steamship Corporation, Ltd. charter party ledgers, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-02229
    Field collection

    Historical or Biographical Note

    The General Steamship Corporation, Ltd. was organized in 1920. The company's first president was Harry S. Scott. Allan K. Hulme joined the operation in 1923 and later became vice president in charge of Charter, Sale and Purchase. General Steamship Corporation was primarily an owners' agent and broker with headquarters at 240 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA and offices in Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; and Los Angeles, CA and agencies in San Diego, CA; Vancouver, B.C.; Callao, Peru; and Valparaiso, Chile. (Source, company letterhead and Harold Huycke collection, HDC 1600, Series 3.08, File 095)
    Empire Shipping Company, Limited was an official agent for General Steamship Corporation in Vancouver, B.C. (Source, company letterhead in this collection)

    Collection Scope and Content

    The General Steamship Corporation, Ltd. charter party ledgers, 1923-1941 (SAFR 23818, HDC 1663) collection contains charter party agreements pasted into 6 large ledger books. The collection has been processed to the collection level and is open for use without restrictions.
    The collection contains charter party agreements for cargoes such as lumber, grain, coal, steel, and gypsum. Some have correspondence attached to the agreements. Among the well represented clients were J.J. Moore & Co., Inc., Hammond Lumber Company, Continental Grain Company, Robert Dollar Company, Alberta Wheat Pool, and Strange & Co., Inc. Most agreements are stamped in red: General Steamship Corporation, Chartering Department, Ship Brokers, San Francisco, Cal. Often there are notes in the margins of the pages indicating commission paid, date and amount. A few are stamped: Empire Shipping Company, Limited, Chartering Department, Vancouver, Canada. There are also agreements of sale for various vessels. On the inside of the back cover of these volumes is inscribed, per Allan K. Hulme 3-28-63. Alan K. Hulme, Manager Chartering Dept. appears as the company's signatory on many of these agreements.
    The collection is comprised of 6 volumes: Volume 1, 1923-1926; Volume 2, 1927-1928; Volume 3, 1929-1930; Volume 4, 1931-1933; Volume 5, 1934-1938; and Volume 6, 1939-1941.

    Collection Arrangement

    Consists of 6 unboxed volumes stacked on shelving.

    Related Materials

    SFMNHP SAFR 08879, HDC 870 General Steamship Co. correspondence; Harold D. Huycke collection, SAFR 22224, HDC 1600 Series 3.08, file 095.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Shipping
    Charter-parties
    e]Hulme, Allan K.
    e]General Steamship Corporation, Ltd.
    e]San Francisco (Calif.)
    Charter parties
    Brokers