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Seeley Townsite Company records
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administration Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Seeley Townsite Company records
    Dates: 1903-1927
    Collection Number: mssSeeleyrecords
    Creator: Seeley Townsite Company
    Extent: 193 items in 2 boxes
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
    The Huntington Library
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2203
    Fax: (626) 449-5720
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection consists of records related to the Seeley Townsite Land Company.
    Language of Material: The records are in English.

    Administration Information


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site .

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    Seeley Townsite Company records, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift from Mr. and Mrs. A. Valentine, 1983 and 1984.


    The Seeley Townsite Land Company was a land corporation located in the city of El Centro, in Imperial County, California. The directors and stockholders were W.F. Holt, founder of the city of Holtville in 1903, A.M. Seeley, R.R. Crabtree, W.G. Conley, and A.R. Ferguson.

    Scope and Content

    The Seeley Townsite Land Company records contain a certificate of incorporation, correspondence, financial records, invoices, receipts, newspaper clippings, photographs, plat maps, proxies, and stock certificates. There are also two volumes, bylaws and a minute book. There is also a manuscript, Immediate Step Toward Christian Union with no author.
    Box 2 contains agreements, deeds, grants, leases, correspondence, promissory notes, and other records related to Seeley Townsite Land Company. These items were donated a year after the first gift in 1983.

    Indexing Terms

    Corporate Names

    Seeley Townsite Company


    Real property--Imperial Valley (Calif. and Mexico)

    Geographic Areas

    California--Religious life and customs
    El Centro (Calif.)
    Imperial Valley (Calif. and Mexico)


    Bylaws--United States--20th century
    Financial records--United States--20th century
    Letters (correspondence)--United States--20th century
    Minute books--United States--20th century
    Plats (maps)--United States--20th century
    Stock certificates--United States--20th century