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Perry Collection

Perry

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Marion Agostinho Perry was affectionately known to everyone as just "Bert" Perry. He was one of four children of Amelia (Hill) Perry and Manuel Perry, and his uncle was Captain Marion Perry, owner of the famed fishing schooner "Rose Dorothea," which won the Lipton Cup in the Fishermen's Race of Boston's Old Home Week Celebration in1907. The span of his years, 1901-1977, was marked by hard work and by unusual willingness to assume varied responsibility with warmth of spirit and personal integrity, which were unfailing. The story of his early childhood, however, reveals much about the difficult lives of the fishermen and their families in the twentieth century, and, in its retelling, one is reminded how often death stalked the boards of many a vessel sailing out of Provincetown Harbor. [More...]

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  • Fisherman Preparing for Trip
    Colored Penny Postcard entitled, "Fishermen Preparing for the Trip, Cape Cod. Mass"...
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Fish trade--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Fishermen
  • Provincetown 200th Anniversary
    Boston Sunday Globe July 31, 1927 article entitled "Provincetown at 200th Anniversary".
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Boston Sunday Globe, Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Provincetown 200th Anniversary
    New Bedford Times August 4, 2007 article entitled "Third Hundred Years".
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: New Bedford Times, Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • National Weir Co. 1912 IRS Return of Annual Net Income
    National Weir Co., 383 Commercial Street, Provincetown, Mass., 1912 IRS Return of Annual Income...
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Business Records, Commercial Street (Provincetown, Mass.), Financial Records, Fish trade--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Fish trapping, Fisheries--Massachusetts--Provincetown--History, Fishermen, Fishers, Fishers--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Fishes, Fishing, Fishing boats--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Weirs
  • Provincetown 200th Anniversary 1729 - 1927
    Boston Herald newspaper article tilted "Provincetown to Open Celebration."
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Boston Herald, Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
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