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Preliminary Guide to the Robert Siddell Collection
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  • 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

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    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.