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William H. Savery papers

1885-1938
 Collection
Accession: 0915

Abstract

William H. Savery (1865-1949) was a paper manufacturer and president of the Harpers Ferry Paper Company, the Harpers Ferry Electic Light Company, and the Shenandoah Pulp Company. He was also president and general manager of the Parsons Engineering Company. The collection documents Savery's involvement with the Parsons Engineering Company, the York Haven and Harpers Ferry Paper Company from 1899 to 1920.

Dates

  • 1885-1938

Creator

Extent

3.6 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

William H. Savery (1865-1949) was a paper manufacturer and president of three companies that had been started by his father in the late nineteenth century: the Harpers Ferry Paper Company, the Harpers Ferry Electic Light Company, and the Shenandoah Pulp Company. He was also president and general manager of the Parsons Engineering Company. Savery was the eldest son of Thomas H. Savery (1837-1910) and Sarah Pim Savery (1837-1928). William H. Savery was educated at Haverford College and later went to work for his father at the Pusey & Jones Company, a shipbuilder and papermaking machinery manufacturer in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Savery was also active in the Technical Association of the Paper and Pulp industry.

Scope and Contents

The collection documents Savery's involvement with the Parsons Engineering Company and the York Haven and Harpers Ferry Paper Company from 1899 to 1920. Correspondence describes tests and installations of the Parsons system of combustion (smoke reduction in locomotives and stationary engines) on various railroads. The material includes a report of Arthur D. Little on the Parsons system. Records of the Harpers Ferry Paper Company includes minutes, correspondence, and reports to the board of directors from 1885 to 1938. There is also some Thomas Savery correspondence dating from 1885 to 1903 and biographical material.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to research.

Language of Materials

English


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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
William H. Savery papers
Status:
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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