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George L. Seeley scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-801-04-006

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a scrapbook which contains photographs from Mr. and Mrs. Seeley's work-related travels through South America and newspaper clippings informing about the trip. The photographs are of landscape, cities, national monuments, life on the ship (their mode of transport), George Seeley, his wife and their associates, including John C. Cohill. They were taken in New York, Sao Paulo, Pernambuco, Buenos Aires and Córdoba (Argentina). The collection also contains a letter written by Mrs. Seeley in Buenos Aires addressed to her mother.

The photos in the scrapbook aren't labeled. Majority of them are typical travelers' photos, however the scrapbook also contains a couple of business-related photographs.

Dates

  • 1929

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical / Historical

George L. Seeley was an American businessman who worked for the Firestone Tire and Rubber Export company of Akron, Ohio. In 1929, he and his wife took a business trip across four cities in South America - Sao Paulo (Brazil), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Montevideo (Uruguay).

John C. Cohill was an export manager at Firestone Tire and Rubber Company who in 1929 also took a three-month business trip to South America. Before working for Akron, he was in charge of Firestone's distributors for India.

No more information about George L. Seeley or John C. Cohill was available.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (1 scrapbook)

Language

English

Overview

The collection consists of a scrapbook which contains photographs from Mr. and Mrs. Seeley's work-related travels through South America and newspaper clippings informing about the trip. The photographs are of landscape, cities, national monuments, life on the ship (their mode of transport), George Seeley, his wife and their associates, including John C. Cohill. They were taken in New York, Sao Paulo, Pernambuco, Buenos Aires and Córdoba (Argentina). The collection also contains a letter written by Mrs. Seeley in Buenos Aires addressed to her mother.

Arrangement

single item

Acquisition

Purchase from McBride Rare Books, July 2020

Related Materials

Other travel related collections:

William Nisbet papers (HC.MC.1292) Quaker and Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA. Ocean Voyage Diary and Ship Logs (HC.MC.801.11.005) Quaker and Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA. Dorothy Franklin photo album (HC.MC.801.06.007) Quaker and Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA. A Trip to Europe photo album (HC.MC.801.06.005) Quaker and Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA.

Processing Information

Processed by Alexa Horkava, completed December 2020

Title
George L. Seeley scrapbook
Author
Alexa Horkava
Date
December, 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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