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Guide to the Eyre Damer Scrapbook MSS.0392

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

January 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-02-26T17:27-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

February 2013
Collection Title:

Eyre Damer Scrapbook

Unit ID:

MSS.0392

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet (1 folder, scrapbook)

Dates:

after 1900

Abstract:

A scrapbook and accompanying materials relating to the book “With C.H. Ellis Through Central America and Panama: Quarantine Tour of Central America and Panama by Health Authorities as Guests of the United Fruit Company,” compiled and distributed by that firm.

creator

Damer, Eyre, 1854-

Scope and Contents note

A scrapbook and accompanying materials relating to the book “With C.H. Ellis Through Central America and Panama: Quarantine Tour of Central America and Panama by Health Authorities as Guests of the United Fruit Company,” compiled and distributed by that firm. It documents a trip by public health officials from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, in which Mobile journalist Eyre Damer participated, following the American yellow fever epidemic of 1905 which was blamed on fruit companies operating between Central America and various Southern ports. Damer's scrapbook includes unpublished photographs of participants as well as the printed text and photographs, plus materials by Damer including his accounts of the voyage which appeared in the Mobile Register, a subsequent speech about the trip to the Mobile Commercial Club, correspondence about the trip, souvenirs, business cards collected during the trip and at a reunion of the participants, and a biographical sketch of Damer from the Register.

Preferred Citation:

Eyre Damer Scrapbook, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

C. Doughty, 2009; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Acquisition Information:

unknown

Usage Restrictions:

None

Access Restrictions:

None

Biographical/Historical note

Mobile, Alabama, journalist and author.

Source(s)

Damer, Eyre, 1854- (local)

United Fruit Company. (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Books and Book History (localbroad)

Business and Labor (localbroad)

Correspondence (aat)

Diaries (aat)

Farming and Agriculture (localbroad)

Health, Medicine and Welfare (localbroad)

Memoir and Biography (Local)

Mobile County (Ala.) (lcsh)

Photographs (aat)

Research notes (aat)

Scrapbooks (aat)

Souvenirs (aat)

Speeches (aat)

Technology and Industry (localbroad)

Travel and Tourism (localbroad)

Loose Materials Box 2870

Scrapbook Box 5037