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Eyre Damer papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0392

Scope and Contents

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 Damer's scrapbook includes unpublished photographs of participants as well as the printed text and photographs, plus materials by Damer including his accounts of the voyage which appeared in the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.

Dates

  • after 1900

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Biographical / Historical

Mobile, Alabama, journalist and author.

Extent

1.03 Linear Feet (1 folder, scrapbook)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

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.

Provenance

unknown

General

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Processed by

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

Creator

Title
Guide to the Eyre Damer Scrapbook
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
January 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500