Ms 20 Samuel Neff & Sons Company Collection

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 20 Samuel Neff & Sons Company Collection

Neff family history, including Samuel Neff & Sons Shipping Company. Neff family arrived in Wisconsin Territory in 1837. Shipping occurred primarily in the Fox River, but also includes Lakes Michigan and Winnebago.

Contains ledgers and account books for company vessels, company contracts and agreements, business and personal correspondence, master’s licenses, company letterhead, and miscellaneous information about Neff Company vessels.

Also includes over 100 original drawings and paintings by Charles S. Neff of lake and river vessels (many owned by Neff & Sons).

Extent: 1.1 linear feet (3 boxes)


  • Ms 20.1 Neff Company account book, M95-11-16
  • Ms 20.2 Ledger, Neff steamers, M95-11-17
  • Ms 20.3 Ledger/Log, CHARLES S. NEFF, M95-1-18
  • Ms 20.4 Ledger, EDWIN S. TICE, M95-11-19
  • Ms 20.5 Samuel Neff & Co. 1891-1907, M95-11-20
  • Ms 20.6 Ledger, IDA E. and tug I.X.L., M-95-11-21
  • Ms 20.7 Payroll Ledger 1884, M95-11-22
  • Ms 20.8 Inventory steamer progress and trips, M95-11-23