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George L. Seeley scrapbook


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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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.

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.

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Purchase from McBride Rare Books, July 2020

Processed by Alexa Horkava, completed December 2020

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Alexa Horkava
Finding Aid Date
December, 2020
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Scrapbook, 1929.
Volume 1

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