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George A. Selleck diary

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-066

Scope and Content note

This collection is composed of the single handwritten diary of George A Selleck's trip from his home in Kansas to England to attend the Friend's Peace Conference as a delegate. Entries detail Selleck's travel by train from Kansas to Philadelphia and on to New York, his voyage from New York to Liverpool, and his travels within England. Upon his arrival in England, entries describe sight seeing, largely in Devonshire, as well as Friends visited and Meetings attended. The last section of entries describe Selleck's return trip home.


  • July 1920- September 1920


Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical note

George A. Selleck (1898-1980) was born a Quaker, in Emporia, Kansas in 1898, the son of Cora Gain and Guy B. Selleck. In 1920, he attended the Friend's Peace Conference in England and kept a diary of his travels. Selleck married Florence Mabel Gifford on July 7th, 1925 in Westport, Massachusetts. He later married Daisy Newman in 1978.

Selleck was educated at Friends University, Wichita (B.A., 1921), Hartford Theological Seminary (S.T.B., ca. 1926) and Harvard (M.A., ca. 1932). He was a recorded minister and held positions in various Quaker Meetings and was also instrumental in reunifying the New England Yearly Meeting, revising their Book of Discipline. Selleck directed relief work under the auspices of the American Friends Service Committee in Finland in 1948-50. He was Inter-faith Seminar Program director of the New England Region of the Service Committee, 1965-67. George Selleck was author of Quakers in Boston 1656-1964 and Principles of the Quaker Business Meeting, among others.


0.08 Linear Feet (1 volume)





Related Materials

MS 1146 George Selleck papers

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July 2015.
George A. Selleck diary, 1920
Kara Flynn
July 2015
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