Andrew Coe: “Pirate’s Gold”

Andrew Coe: Pirate’s Gold, the story of H.H.Rogers and his descendants
Monday, November 15, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
Town Hall auditorium, 40 Center St., Fairhaven

The Friends of the Millicent Library will host Andrew Coe, author of Pirate’s Gold, the dramatic story of Henry Huttleston Rogers and his descendants, on Monday, November 15, at 7 p.m. in the Fairhaven Town Hall auditorium, 40 Center Street.

Henry Huttleston “Hell-Hound” Rogers helped build Standard Oil into the world’s largest oil company, gaining renown as a notorious Wall Street “pirate.” After he died, his children inherited $49,000,000–billions in today’s money. None of his descendants lived so large as Rogers’ son, Colonel Henry Rogers Jr., and his two children, Millicent and Harry. During the 1920s, the public was fascinated by the saga of Millicent’s ill-fated marriage to Count Salm, the Austrian tennis champion with matinee idol good looks. In the 1930s Harry’s involvement in the death of an actress at a drunken party was front page news in every city in the country. “Pirate’s Gold” looks beneath the headlines to uncover the roots of these stories: the struggles over money and love, and the difficulties of living up to one’s famous family name.

Admission is free, but a $5.00 suggested donation will support Millicent’s Tech Lab, a new creative space in the library. Please register at our website, Pirate’s Gold: Andrew Coe Book Talk | Friends of Millicent ( For more information, email

The Town Hall auditorium is accessible. Masks are required. Parking is limited.