The Private Papers of Bowdoin Alumnus Charles ‘The Ice King’ Morse Up for Sale

Charles W. Morse, Bowdoin Class of 1877.

The private papers of a late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century entrepreneur known as “the Ice King” are being listed for sale in New Jersey for a five-figure sum, writes the Bangor Daily News.

Charles Wyman Morse—after whom Morse High School is named in his native Bath, Maine—graduated from Bowdoin in 1877 before going on to become a successful shipping magnate and financier.

A collection of Morse’s letters, photographs, and other papers have now been put up for sale in New Jersey by a rare books dealer. The asking price: $30,000.

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