The United Brotherhood of the South Sea Islands records (SAFR 17619, HDC 76) comprises correspondence, petitions, statements,
crew lists, sea journals, financial papers and newspaper clippings relating to the group's incorporation, acquisition of the
PERCY EDWARD (built 1866; brig), the expedition to Suva, Fiji and Noumea, New Caledonia, and the disposition of the PERCY
EDWARD in 1897 and other papers from 1892 to 1902. The bulk of the collection is correspondence between a crew member, 22
year old Sydney S. Marshall, and his family, friends and acquaintances from 1897 to 1900. This collection has been processed
to the collection level and is open and available for use.
The United Brotherhood of the South Seas Islands was incorporated January 22, 1897 with 10 directors. As listed on the Articles
of Incorporation under the State of California, the directors were: L. J. Reinhart, President; E. A. Coe, Secretary; Geo Holt,
J. Petersen, Geo. Holbeck, R. G. Black, A. J. Snyder, P. A. Myers, L. F. Mounts, Frank Finch, and J. R. Driggs. Alfred L.
Atwood of San Francisco was appointed resident secretary with power of attorney.
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.