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Christian Theodore Pedersen papers

Guide to the Christian Theodore Pedersen papers
1920-1966

Collection number: HMC-0197.
Creator: Pedersen, Christian Theodore.
Title: Christian Theodore Pedersen papers.
Dates: 1920-1966.
Volume of collection: 9.0 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Records of Pedersen’s fur trading and fur farming businesses in Alaska and Canada, along with some personal papers.

Biographical note:
Christian Theodore Pedersen was born in Norway. In 1894, at the age of 17, he left for a bowhead whaling voyage. Thereafter he held various jobs, including storekeeper, boatstearer, and harpooner. He later commanded a number of whaling or trading ships sailing in Arctic waters, including the Elvira, the Herman, the Santa Clara, the Challenge, and the Patterson. He captained the Patterson for coastal Alaskan and Arctic trading, including fur trading from 1923 to 1936. He was Vice President and Manager of the Northern Whaling and Trading Company; Manager of the Canalaska Trading Company; Proprietor of the Barnston Fur Farm; and was involved in other businesses, including H. Liebes and Company and the Aleutian Fur Company. During his involvement with the Aleutian Fur Company, much of the company’s property on Attu Island was destroyed when the Island was invaded by Japanese forces in 1942. Pedersen fought for over 20 years to recover those losses. Captain Pedersen also wrote a number of articles concerning his adventures.

Collection description:
This collection consists primarily of business records relating to various  fur trading and farming enterprises in which Captain Pedersen was involved. Included are bills, invoices, correspondence, ledgers, counter receipt books, inventories, records of sales and purchases, outstanding accounts and records of fur sales. The various records books concern business activities at posts such as Herschel Island, Humphrey Point, Leavitt Island, and Bathurst Inlet. Also included are articles written by Pedersen about several of his adventures that occurred before the time period documented by the collection, as well as some magazine and newspaper clippings.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the following parts and series:

Part 1: Northern Whaling And Trading Company records; undated, 1923-1950

Series 1: Correspondence; 1923-1929
Series 2: Fur trade account books; 1924-1928
Series 3: Counter receipt books; 1932-1937
Series 4: Customer credit books; 1923-1936
Series 5: Outstanding accounts; 1925-1937
Series 6: Individual accounts; 1924-1940
Series 7: Invoices; undated, 1924-1937
Series 8: Cargo records; undated, 1927-1936
Series 9: Inventories; 1923-1936
Series 10: Business expense records; undated, 1923-1950
Series 11: Employee records; undated, 1923-1938
Series 12: Insurance records; undated, 1923-1935
Series 13: Tax records; 1924, 1928

Part 2: Canalaska Trading Company records; undated, 1926-1955

Series 1: Correspondence; 1926-1938
Series 2: Fur trade records; 1931-1955
Series 3: Inventories; undated, 1929-1939
Series 4: Business expense records; 1926-1946
Series 5: Employee records; 1931-1938

Part 3: General business records; undated, 1920-1966

Series 1: Correspondence; 1922-1966
Series 2: Trade Records; undated, 1925-1963
Series 3: Inventories; 1924, 1949-1950
Series 4: Business expense records; 1920-1965
Series 5: Insurance records; 1922-1962
Series 6: Legal records; 1923-1960
Series 7: Tax records; 1920-1953

Part 4: Barnston Fur Farm; undated, 1930-1960

Series 1: Correspondence; undated, 1949-1950
Series 2: Financial records; undated, 1930-1960
Series 3: Furring shed plans; undated

Part 5: Aleutian Fur Company; 1922-1965

Series 1: Correspondence; undated, 1926-1963
Series 2: Contracts; 1946
Series 3: Statements of account; 1922-1939
Series 4: War claim decision; 1965

Part 6: H. Liebes and Company; undated, 1920-1924

Series 1: Correspondence; 1920-1926
Series 2: Contracts; 1922-1924
Series 3: Financial records; undated, 1921-1924

Part 7: Christian Theodore Pedersen personal papers; undated, 1924-1966

Series 1: Correspondence; 1926, 1946, 1966
Series 2: Biographies; undated, 1929-1935
Series 3: Newspaper clippings; undated, 1937-1957
Series 4: Financial records; undated, 1924-1965
Series 5: Watch; undated

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: The Archives owns copyright to materials created by Christian Theodore Pedersen or companies owned by Captain Pedersen. Materials created by others may be subject to copyright not held by the Archives.

Preferred citation: Christian Theodore Pedersen papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Separated materials: Two publications were removed from the collection and separated to Rare Books.

Acquisition note: The collection was deposited in the archives by Charles Pedersen in 1983. Additional records were added in December, 1987. A deed of gift was signed in 1987.

Processing information: This collection was described by Celia Rozen in 1988. The collection was converted by Gwen Sieja in 2014 to match current standards. At that time certain published materials were weeded from the collection or moved to Rare Books.

Container list:

Part 1: Northern Whaling And Trading Company records; undated, 1923-1950. 5.06 cubic feet.
This company, a New York corporation, was formed in 1923 in partnership with A. Herskovits, a New York fur buyer. Its main business activity was the fur trade along the Alaskan and Arctic coast aboard the M/V Patterson. The Patterson was stocked with goods before sailing, and the merchandise was either sold or traded for furs. C.T. Pedersen was Vice-President and General Manager of the company.

Part 1: Northern Whaling and Trading Company records.  Series 1: Correspondence; 1923-1939. 0.2 cubic feet.
The series consists of correspondence concerning the Northern Whaling and Trading Company. Single letters to or from C.T. Pedersen were placed in “General correspondence” folders. Multiple letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent name, then chronologically.

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/1-2 General correspondence 1923-1939
1/3 Atlas Imperial Engine Co. 1923-1926
1/4 M. G. Bartlett 1937-1938
1/5-6 C.H. Clarke 1926
1/7 J. Hegness 1933
1/8-9 Albert Herskovits 1923-1924, 1926
1/10 P. Reid 1926
1/11 Todd Dry Dock 1925-1926

Part 1: Northern Whaling and Trading Company records. Series 2: Fur trade account books; 1924-1928. 0.8 cubic feet.
The series consists of account books which document the Northern Whaling and Trading Company’s fur trade in Alaska and Canada. The trade in Alaska was conducted aboard the Nanuk, and later the Patterson after the company purchased it in 1925. The account books contain the dates and ports where trade took place and the names of people traded with at each port. The books are grouped alphabetically by trading location or company with which trade took place, and then arranged chronologically within these groupings.

 

 

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/12-24 Alaska 1925-1934
2/1-2 Alaska 1935-1936
2/3-15 Herschel Island 1925-1936
2/16 Humphrey Point 1924
2/17 Leavitt Island 1924
2/18 Adam Wolki Co. 1929-1939

Part 1: Northern Whaling and Trading Company records. Series 3: Counter receipt books; 1932-1937. 0.4 cubic feet.
The series consists of books which were used by each trading post for “over-the-counter” transactions. The customer was given the original receipt and the carbon copy was retained in the book. The books are arranged alphabetically by trading location and then by date.

Box/Folder Description Dates
3/1-8 Herschel Island 1932-1937
3/9 Read Island 1934

Part 1: Northern Whaling and Trading Company records. Series 4: Customer credit books; 1923-1936. 0.4 cubic feet.
The series consists of notebooks into which customer credits and debits were informally recorded on a daily basis. The books are arranged alphabetically by trading location and then by date.

Box/Folder Description Dates
3/10-12 Alaska 1924-1926
3/13 Canada 1926
3/14-16 Herschel Island 1927-1936
3/17 Leavitt Island 1926-1928
3/18 Near Wainwright 1923

Part 1: Northern Whaling and Trading Company records. Series 5: Outstanding accounts; undated, 1925-1937. 0.2 cubic feet.
The series consists of notebooks into which outstanding customer accounts were recorded. The books are arranged chronologically. Also included is a folder containing loose sheets with the same information as the books, arranged chronologically.

Box/Folder Description Dates
3/19-23 Outstanding account books 1925-1935
3/24 Outstanding accounts undated, 1929-1937

Part 1: Northern Whaling and Trading Company records. Series 6: Individual accounts; 1924-1940. 0.1 cubic feet.
This series consists of statements of accounts of individuals who traded with the company in a variety of ports, as well as of individuals who traded specifically at Cape Halkett. Also included are notes pertaining to individual accounts.

Box/Folder Description Dates
4/1-3 Statements of individual accounts 1924-1940
4/4 Individual accounts from Cape Halkett 1927-1929
4/5 Account notes 1930-1940

Part 1: Northern Whaling and Trading Company records. Series 7: Invoices; undated, 1924-1937. 1.3 cubic feet.
The series consists of copies of printed company invoices for goods purchased by customers of Northern Whaling and Trading Company. They are arranged in chronological order.

Box/Folder Description Dates
4/6-18 Invoices 1924-1929
5/1-10 Invoices undated, 1930-1937

Part 1: Northern Whaling and Trading Company records. Series 8: Cargo records; undated, 1927-1936. 0.1 cubic feet.
The series consists of one record book for the year 1927, which lists the various items carried aboard the M/V Patterson as cargo, either for use by the business, or for the retail trade. Also included are Customs Manifests from 1936 and undated that list items aboard the Patterson.

Box/Folder Description Dates
5/11 Cargo record book, Herschel Island 1927
5/12 Customs manifests undated, 1936

Part 1: Northern Whaling and Trading Company records. Series 9: Inventories; 1923-1936. 0.2 cubic feet.
The series consists of hand-written or typed trading post inventories, organized chronologically, as well two books which list stock items at the Cape Halkett and Herschel Island trading posts, arranged chronologically. Also included is a vessel survey listing equipment on the Ottillie Fjord, the company’s original ship, which they renamed Nanuk.

Box/Folder Description Dates
5/13-17 Inventories 1927-1935
5/18 Inventory book-Cape Halkett 1927
5/19 Inventory book-Herschel Island 1936
5/20 Vessel survey 1923

Part 1: Northern Whaling and Trading Company records. Series 10: Business expense records; undated, 1923-1950. 0.85 cubic feet.
This series contains records of expenses incurred by the company, including two expense books from the trading post at Cape Halkett, purchases of furs, requisitions for firearms, and bills, receipts, and check stubs for goods or services, encumbered at Northern Whaling and Trading expense by Capt. Pedersen or his employees, arranged in chronological order. Materials in this series are arranged alphabetically by type of document.

Box/Folder Description Dates
5/21-32 Bills and receipts 1923-1928
6/1-11 Bills and receipts undated, 1930-1950
6/12 Check stubs 1932-1935
5/13-14 Cape Halkett expense books 1927-1929
6/15 Furs purchased at Beechey Point 1931
6/16 Requisitions 1926

Part 1: Northern Whaling and Trading Company records. Series 11: Employee records; undated, 1923-1938. 0.2 cubic feet.
This series contains records pertaining to employees to the Northern Whaling and Trading Co., including a wage record book and payroll records, as well as the expense accounts of Pedersen and M. Bartlett. Records are arranged alphabetically by type.

Box/Folder Description Dates
6/13 Expense account-M. Bartlett 1929-1937
6/14 Expense account-C.T. Pedersen undated, 1926
6/15 Payroll undated, 1923-1938
6/16 Wage record book 1935-1936

Part 1: Northern Whaling and Trading Company records. Series 12: Insurance records; undated, 1923-1935. 0.1 cubic feet.
This series contains an undated summary of life insurance policies purchased by the Northern Whaling and Trading Company, as well as records of marine insurance purchased for the company’s ships, the Nanuk and the Patterson.

Box/Folder Description Dates
6/17 Life insurance policy summary undated
6/18 Marine insurance 1923-1935

Part 1: Northern Whaling and Trading Company records. Series 13: Tax records; 1924, 1928. 0.01 cubic feet.
This series contains the 1924 and 1928 tax records for the Northern Whaling and Trading Company.

Box/Folder Description Dates
6/19 Tax records 1924, 1928

Part 2: Canalaska Trading Company records; undated, 1926-1955. 1.4 cubic feet.
This company was formed in 1926 as a limited Canadian corporation with its home office in Vancouver, B.C. its main business activity was the establishment of seasonal trading posts in Canadian Arctic coastal communities. C.T. Pedersen, as Manager, hired people to run the posts, where goods were sold or traded for furs. The company was associated with the Northern Whaling and Trading Company.

Part 2: Canalaska Trading Company records. Series 1: Correspondence; 1926-1938. 0.2 cubic feet.
The series consists of correspondence concerning the Canalaska Trading Company. Single letters to or from C.T. Pedersen or his employees are placed in “General Correspondence” folders. Multiple letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent name, then chronologically.

Box/Folder Description Dates
6/20 General correspondence 1926-1938
6/21 S. Angulalik 1938
6/22 M. Bartlett 1938
6/23 C. Clarke 1926-1930
6/24 O. Finnie 1926-1928
6/25 E. Pasley 1937-1938

Part 2: Canalaska Trading Company records. Series 2: Fur trade records; undated, 1931-1955. 0.9 cubic feet.
This series contains records of the trade conducted by the Canalaska Trading Company at trading posts, such as Bathurst Inlet, Cambridge Bay, Read Island, and Walker Bay, primarily sales of furs and other goods. Records include counter receipt books, arranged by trading post; records of furs traded with Natives at Cambridge Bay; record books documenting sales to Natives at King William; printed company invoices for goods purchased by customers of the company; and records of customer accounts.

Box/Folder Description Dates
6/26-30 Counter receipt books-Bathurst Inlet 1932-1936
6/31-36 Counter receipt books-Cambridge Bay 1933-1935
7/1-2 Counter receipt books-King William 1935-1938
7/3-9 Counter receipt books-Read Island 1933-1936
7/10-11 Counter receipt books-Tuktuk 1938-1939
7/12-14 Counter receipt books-Walker Bay 1937-1938
7/15 Auction sale report-Seattle Fur Exchange 1930
7/16 Fur returns-Cambridge Bay 1931-1932
7/18-21 Invoices undated, 1931-1938
7/16-17 Record books-King William 1937-1938
7/23 Statement of balance due-WJH 1955
7/24 Statements of account-Perry River Post 1933-1938

Part 2: Canalaska Trading Company records. Series 3: Inventories; undated, 1929-1939. 0.1 cubic feet.
The series consists of hand-written or typed ship or trading post inventories, arranged chronologically.

Box/Folder Description Dates
7/25 Inventories of the Nigalik 1930
7/26-31 Inventories undated, 1929-1939

Part 2: Canalaska Trading Company records. Series 4: Business expenses; undated, 1926-1946. 0.2 cubic feet.
This series contains records pertaining to the day to day operating expenses of the Canalaska Trading Company, including bills and receipts, a general ledger of expenses incurred by the Bathurst Inlet Trading Post, and requisitions and orders for supplies. Documents in this series are arranged alphabetically by type.

Box/Folder Description Dates
7/32-44 Bills and receipts undated, 1926-1946
7/45 Check stubs 1932-1938
7/46 General ledger-Bathurst 1931
7/47 Marine insurance records 1932-1935
7/48 Requisitions undated, 1932-1934
7/49 Special order from Chief’s book undated

Part 2: Canalaska Trading Company records. Series 5: Employee records; 1931-1938. 0.1 cubic feet.

Records of Canalaska Trading Company Employees, including a wage record book, employment contract, expense accounts, and an affidavit of furs for export signed by the manager of the Cambridge Bay trading post. Records in this series are arranged alphabetically by type.

Box/Folder Description Dates
7/50 Affadavits-Johnson 1938
7/51 Contract-Craig 1932
7/52 Expense account- Angulalik 1938
7/53 Expense reports-Bartlett 1932
7/54 Wage record book 1931-1938

Part 3: General business records; undated, 1920-1966. 1.16 cubic feet.
C.T. Pedersen, in his later years, conducted a fur buying and selling venture under his own name. He generally purchased raw furs directly from trappers, sent them out for tanning at his own expense, then sold the tanned furs directly to furriers to create garments. Business records that could not be clearly identified as being from a distinct business venture, which are likely the earlier records in this series, are also included.

Part 3: General business records. Series 1: Correspondence; undated, 1922-1966. 0.1 cubic feet.
The series consists of correspondence concerning C.T. Pedersen’s business ventures under his own name, or for business ventures which could not be identified by name.

Box/Folder Description Dates
8/1 General correspondence 1923-1966
8/2 T. Brower 1965-1966
8/3 A. Fraser 1923
8/4 Glensor, Clewe & Van Dine 1923-1924
8/5 Grinstead, Laube & Laughlin 1926
8/6-7 C. Harrison 1923,1926
8/8-9 W. Herskovits 1949, 1955
8/10 E. Hille 1966
8/11 F. Kingston 1926
8/12 G. Kneass 1926
8/13 F. Schroder 1926
8/14 Watson & Purcell undated, 1931
8/15 Western Canadian Raw Fur Auction 1966
8/16 S. Wood 1922-1923

Part 3: General business records. Series 2: Fur trade records; undated, 1925-1963. 0.35 cubic feet.
This series contains records of trade Pedersen conducted under his own name, or where the name of the business venture under which the trade was conducted is unknown, primarily sales of furs. The records include fur sale journals, which record sale of furs and other expenses associated with the fur sale business, arranged chronologically; loose records of fur sales; records of polar bear skins sold; account statements; a catalog of fur prices; and maps of the areas in Canada where trade took place. Records are arranged alphabetically by type.

Box/Folder Description Dates
8/17 Fur prices 1925-1926
8/18-21 Fur sale journals 1940-1963
8/22 Fur sale records undated, 1926-1945
8/23 Fur trade maps 1940
8/24 Polar bear skin records 1942-1943
8/25 Statements of account 1928-1929
8/26 Statement of account-Herskovitz 1948-1954

Part 3: General business records. Series 3: Inventories; 1924, 1949-1950. 0.1 cubic feet.
This series consists of inventories of merchandise and supplies owned by Pedersen’s business or another unspecified business venture.

Box/Folder Description Dates
8/27 Fur inventory 1949-1950
8/28 Whaling Gear Onboard the M.S. Carolyn Frances 1924

Part 3: General business records. Series 4: Business expense records; undated, 1920-1965. 0.4 cubic feet.
This series contains records documenting expenses incurred by Pedersen’s fur trading business, or by Pedersen as part of another unspecified business venture. Records include, a ledger that summarizes amounts incurred by C.T. Pedersen as operating expenses for all his business ventures during the years 1939-1943, bills and receipts, records documenting interest paid on loans, promisory notes, and a payroll summary covering 1954 and 1955.

Box/Folder Description Dates
8/29 Business expense ledger 1939-1943
8/30-47 bills and receipts undated, 1922-1965
8/48 Cartridges returned to U.S.A. 1932
8/49 Interest paid 1931-1943
8/50 postal receipts 1965
8/51 Promissory notes 1931-1961
8/52 Payroll summary 1954-1955
8/53 Purchase of Dutch Harbor Alaska Fishing Co. outfit 1922

Part 3: General business records. Series 5: Insurance records; 1922-1962. 0.1 cubic feet.
The series consists of insurance policies issued to Mr. or Mrs. C.T. Pedersen which appear to be connected with independent business ventures. They are in chronological order.

Box/Folder Description Dates
8/54-56 Insurance records 1922-1962

Part 3: General business records. Series 6: Legal records; 1923-1960. 0.1 cubic feet
This series contains legal documents pertaining to Pedersen’s business activities, including municipal licenses, contracts, documents transferring power of attorney.

Box/Folder Description Dates
8/57 Contracts 1923, 1936
8/58 Municipal licenses 1940-1960
8/59 Powers of attorney 1942

Part 3: General business records. Series 7: Tax records; 1920-1953. 0.01 cubic feet.
This series consists of tax records from both Canada and the United States for Pedersen’s own business and other business ventures in which he was involved.

Box/Folder Description Dates
8/60 Tax records 1920-1953

Part 4: Barnston Fur Farm records; undated, 1930-1960. 0.91 cubic feet.
This business was located in Barnston, Quebec. Its main activity was raising sapphire mink and silver foxes. C.T. Pedersen, in his role as proprietor, hired others to manage the business. He also used this business name to engage in the buying and selling of other furs, particularly polar bear hides.

Part 4: Barnston Fur Farm records. Series 1: Correspondence; undated, 1949-1950. 0.1 cubic feet.
The series consists of correspondence concerning the Barnston Fur Farm. The letters are arranged chronologically.

Box/Folder Description Dates
8/61-62 Correspondence undated, 1949-1950

Part 4: Barnston Fur Farm records. Series 2: Financial records; undated, 1930-1960. 0.8 cubic feet.
This series contains records of financial transactions carried out by the Barnston Fur Farm, including records of fur sales and purchases, bank statements, bills and receipts for goods or services encumbered at Barnston Fur Farm, promissory notes, records of operating expenses, statements of profit and loss, insurance records, tax records, and customs records.

Box/Folder Description Dates
8/63-66 Bank statements 1950-1951
9/1-2 Bank statements 1952-1955
9/3-19 Bills and receipts 1939-1960
9/20 Customs records 1949
8/21 Fur sale records undated, 1930-1949
8/22 Fur sales and purchases 1933
9/23 Insurance records 1944-1958
9/24 Operating expenses 1939-1961
9/25 Profit/loss statements 1937, 1952-1955
9/26 Promissory notes 1943-1946
9/27 Tax records 1946-1950

Part 4: Barnston Fur Farm records. Series 3: Furring shed plans; undated. 0.01 cubic feet.
This series contains a set of plans for a furring shed to be built and used by the Barnston Fur Farm.

Box/Folder Description Dates
9/28 Furring shed plans undated

Part 5: Aleutian Fur Company records; 1922-1965. 0.13 cubic feet.
The Aleutian Fur Company was located in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. C.T. Pedersen shared an interest with other persons in the company, dating from May, 1923. In 1946, he formed a formal partnership with Mrs. F. Schroder for the purpose of propagating foxes and selling the pelts, and operated a trading post. On June 7, 1942, the Japanese Navy invaded Attu Island, and C.T. Pedersen’s warehouse, merchandise and his motor launch were destroyed. The bulk of the records document his 23 year campaign to recover his losses.

Part 5: Aleutian Fur Company records. Series 1: Correspondence; 1926-1963. 0.1 cubic feet.
The series consists of correspondence with his attorneys regarding his interest in the company and with his managers regarding operations. Additionally, there are 21 years of letters regarding his war damage claim. The letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent, then chronologically.

Box/Folder Description Dates
9/29 Glensor, Clewe and Van Dine 1926
9/30 W. Kamsack 1945-1948
9/31 Claim for Motor Launch 1942-1963

Part 5: Aleutian Fur Company records. Series 2: Contracts; 1946. 0.01 cubic feet.
The series consists of his co-partnership agreement with Mrs. F. Schroder.

Box/Folder Description Dates
9/32 Contracts 1946

Part 5: Aleutian Fur Company records: Series 3. Statements of Account; 1922-1939. 0.01 cubic feet.
The series consists of financial statements indicating assets, liabilities, expenses, and other financial documentation regarding Aleutian Fur Co.

Box/Folder Description Dates
9/33 Statements of Account 1923-1939

Part 5: Aleutian Fur Company records. Series 4: War Claim decision; 1965. 0.01 cubic feet.
The series consists of the 1965 Decision of the Foreign Claims Settlement commission regarding Aleutian Fur Company’s war claim.

Box/Folder Description Dates
9/34 Foreign Claims Settlement Commission–decision 1965

Part 6: H. Liebes and Company records; undated, 1920-1924. 0.21 cubic feet.
C.T. Pedersen worked for H. Liebes and Company, a firm located in San Francisco, during the early 1920’s. Liebes was involved in the Arctic fur trade and C.T. Pedersen was one of their agents, acting as captain of the Herman, a Liebes ship. In 1923, business relations were severed over contract disagreements. Liebes filed a civil lawsuit against C.T. Pedersen and he retaliated with a counter-claim, which he lost.

Part 6: H. Liebes and Company records. Series 1: Correspondence; 1920-1926. 0.1 cubic feet.
The series consists of letters written by and to C.T. Pedersen as an agent of Liebes and correspondence with his attorneys and others regarding the Liebes lawsuit. The letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent, then chronologically.

Box/Folder Description Dates
9/35 Correspondence 1920-1923
9/36 A. Fraser 1922-1923
9/37 Glensor, Clewe & Van Dine [re: Liebes lawsuit] 1926
9/38 Correspondence re: Liebes lawsuit 1923

Part 6: H. Liebes and Company records. Series 2: Contracts; 1922-1924. 0.01 cubic feet.
The series consists of a contract regarding a fur trading and trapping expedition in the Arctic.

Box/Folder Description Dates
9/39 Contracts 1921-1924

Part 6: H. Liebes and Company records. Series 3: Financial records; undated, 1921-1924. 0.1 cubic feet.
This series contains records documenting the financial activities engaged in by H. Liebes and Company, and includes invoices, outstanding accounts, statements of accounts, bills and receipts, and payroll records.

Box/Folder Description Dates
9/40 Bills and receipts 1921-1922
9/41 Invoices undated
9/42 Outstanding accounts 1921-1923
9/43 Payroll records 1923-1924
9/44 Statement of accounts 1922

Part 7: Christian Theodore Pedersen personal papers; undated, 1924-1966. 0.42 cubic feet.

Part 7: Christian Theodore Pedersen personal papers. Series 1: Correspondence; 1926, 1946, 1966. 0.1 cubic feet.
The series consists of two subdivisions: letters of a personal nature from C.T. Pedersen and letters from Mrs. C.T. Pedersen to Mrs. Clarke. They are arranged first by type, then chronologically.

Box/Folder Description Dates
9/45 Mrs. C.T Pedersen correspondence with Mrs. Clarke 1926
9/46 Personal correspondence 1946, 1966

Part 7: Christian Theodore Pedersen personal papers. Series 2: Biographies; undated, 1929-1935. 0.01 cubic feet.
The series consists of newspaper clippings about C.T. Pedersen and copies of articles by C.T. Pedersen about his adventures.

Box/Folder Description Dates
9/47 Biographies undated, 1929-1935

Part 7: Christian Theodore Pedersen personal papers. Series 3: Newspaper clippings; undated, 1937-1957. 0.01 cubic feet.
This series contains newspaper clippings of personal interest to Pedersen, primarily pertaining to arctic exploration, as well as some articles relating to the fur trade.

Box/Folder Description Dates
9/48 Newspaper clippings undated, 1937-1957

Part 7: Christian Theodore Pedersen personal papers. Series 4: Financial records; undated, 1924-1965. 0.2 cubic feet.
This series consists of records of Pedersen’s financial transactions, including account statements, bills and receipts, deposit slips, and profit and loss statements. The records are organized alphabetically by document type.

Box/Folder Description Dates
9/49 Account statements 1924-1929
9/50-54 Bills and receipts undated, 1924-1965
9/55 Deposit slips 1961-1962
9/56 Profit and loss statements 1949-1959

Part 7: Christian Theodore Pedersen personal papers. Series 5: Watch; undated. 0.1 cubic feet.
This series contains a pocket watch sold and manufactured by E. Howard Watch Works of Boston. The watch is housed in a wooden case, which contains additional information about the watch. The back of the watch is a locket containing a picture of a woman and the inscription, “Presented by Explorer Roald Amundsen, July, 1921,” and Pedersen’s monogram.

Box/Folder Description Dates
9/57 Watch undated

 

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