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A guide to the Captain Clifton Curtis papers, 1919-1927
HDC0096 (SAFR 14304)  
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  • Access
  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Captain Clifton Curtis papers
    Date: 1919-1927
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0096 (SAFR 14304)
    Creator: Curtis, Captain Clifton
    Physical Description: 319 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): Predominantly in English. Also Spanish.

    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], HDC0096 (SAFR 14304), Captain Clifton Curtis papers, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    This collection was transferred from Golden Gate National Recreation Area to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    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.

    Collection Scope and Content

    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.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into four folders: correspondence, WEST KATAN expenses and wages, WEST ERRAL and SUSQUEHANNA records and additional WEST KATAN oversized documents.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Correspondence
    Lumber trade
    Curtis, Captain Clifton
    San Francisco (Calif.)