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Morgan Adams, Sr. Papers
2019_06  
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Description
This collection consists of a logbook for the sloop Mah-Pé and two logbooks for the schooner Enchantress, which won the 1930 Los Angeles to Honolulu (Transpac) Race. The collection also includes a photograph album and two photographs of Morgan Adams, Sr. with other Naval officers in Panama.
Background
Morgan Adams, Sr. (1886-1951) Morgan Adams, Sr. was born in Dayton, Ohio on April 14, 1886. Adams moved to California in 1893 and graduated from Stanford University in 1907. After college, he worked as a bonds salesman for his family's business, James H. Adams & Company. During World War I, Adams served as a lieutenant commander, with command of the torpedo boat USS Farragut. Later, he commanded the Pacific terminus of the Panama Canal. In World War II Adams served as an advisor to Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal on the ship construction program. Forrestal awarded him the Distinguished Civil Service Certificate for his work. Adams also served on the Los Angeles Harbor Commission, 1941-1947. He was an avid sailor who owned several vessels in his lifetime, including Mah-Pé and Enchantress. In 1930, Adams captained Enchantress to win the Los Angeles to Honolulu (Transpac) Race. Adams was Commodore of the Los Angeles Yacht Club, 1932-1933. At the time of his death in 1951, he was chairman of the board of the Western Mortgage Company, which he founded.
Extent
1 archives box (4 volumes and 2 cabinet cards)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Sherman Library. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The Sherman Library do not hold the copyright.
Availability
This collection is open for research.