Preliminary Guide to the Robert Siddell Collection

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Preliminary Guide to the Robert Siddell Collection, ca. 1903-1922

Collection number: Mss 110

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    05 September 2003
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2003 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Siddell Collection,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1903-1922
Date (bulk): (bulk 1908-1909)
Collection Number: Mss 110
Creator: Siddell (Robert)
Extent: .4 linear feet (1 document box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Sur
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Robert Siddell Collection. Mss 110. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mae K. Siddell, 1969.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains more than 200 picture postcards, black/white and color, from a 1909 trip that Robert Siddell took to South America (Guyana - then British, Dutch, and French Guiana) and the West Indies (Antigua, Barbados, Bermuda, Dominica, Martinique, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Vincent, Trinidad, Virgin Islands - then the Danish West Indies), as well as other places such as Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia), Turkey (Constantinople), and the U.S. (Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan) at other times. Also included are a few letters, photographs, and ephemera, some relating to the American College for Girls in Constantinople during and just after World War I.
The collection was donated by Mae K. Siddell, wife of Robert Siddell and Santa Barbara resident, in 1969.

Collection Contents

Box 1: 1 - 3

Correspondence

Box 1: 1

Barbados - typescript copies of three letters from Robert Siddell to his mother and others, commenting on the sites of his trip and taking a rather racist view toward the local inhabitants, 1909

Box 1: 2 - 3

American College for Girls, Constantinople

Box 1: 2

From Mary Mills Patrick, to Miss May Knight [later Mae K. Siddell?], talking in part about the Entente forces being in charge of the city (this during World War I), 1918

Box 1: 3

From Muriel Kinney, to [Robert Siddell?], mainly re the Russian situation in the rea, 1922

Box 1: 4 - 5

Photographs

Box 1: 4

Greek Ruins, 1922

Box 1: 5

Siddell, Robert, 1903-1907

Box 1: 6 - 21

Picture Postcards (a handful with messages; most ca. 1908-1909)

Box 1: 6

Canada - New Brunswick, Nova Scotia

Box 1: 7

South America - Guyana (then British, Dutch, and French Guiana)

Box 1: 8

Turkey - Constantinople (American College for Girls)

Box 1: 9 - 11

United States - Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan

Box 1: 12 - 21

West Indies - Antigua, Barbados, Bermuda, Dominica, Martinique, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Vincent, Trinidad, Virgin Islands (then the Danish West Indies)

Box 1: 22 - 25

Miscellany - Ephemera

Box 1: 22

Bermuda Islands - Map

Box 1: 23

Canada - Souvenir booklet from Winnipeg, 1906

Box 1: 24

Turkey - flyer soliciting funds for the American College for Girls, Constantinople, 1920s

Box 1: 25

United States - two small cloth flags