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A guide to the Captain Clifton Curtis papers, 1919-1927
HDC0096 (SAFR 14304)  
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Description
The Captain Clifton Curtis papers (SAFR 14304, HDC 96) contains the papers of Captain Curtis while he was Master of the steamships WEST KATAN, WEST ERRAL and SUSQUEHANNA during the years 1919 to 1923 and 1925 to 1927. The papers consist of correspondence regarding financial settlements for accounts, accidents, bills, invoices, radio grams, and payroll for the steamships. Other correspondences include communication with the Customs and Health Departments, officials for shipping and port entry and discussion of deserters. This collection has been processed to the collection level and is open for use without restriction.
Background
Captain Clifton Curtis was born June 4, 1858 in Searsport, Waldo, Maine. His parents were Captain Samuel Curtis and Elizabeth Jane Griffin. Curtis married Evelena G. Blethen on November 19, 1888 in Searsport. He died June 1, 1928 in San Pedro, California.
Extent
319 items.
Restrictions
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Availability
This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.