Alvane Cary Seely papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts.
The diaries include a diary by Seely from 1883-1955, and a diary by his wife, 1900-1909. The diary by Dr. Seely is a copy, typed by the author from originals which he destroyed. Aside from recording medical work, the diary has many references to social, political, and economic affairs in Roseburg and Douglas County, and to early automobiling experiences; the doctor was an enthusiastic motor tourist from 1910.
The five scrapbooks contain clippings published from the 1890's - mid 1900's concerning family matters, events in and around Roseburg, and a few refer to Seely's travels.
The manuscripts consist of short stories, articles for medical journals, and novels by Seely. None of the novels were published; some are based on Seely's experiences in and about Roseburg
- Seely, Alvane Cary, 1870-1959 (Person)
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Conditions Governing Use
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Biographical / Historical
Alvane Cary Seely, MD (1870-1959) was born in Carysville, Ohio, and graduated from the Medical School at the University of Cincinnati in 1893. He worked as a surgeon in the Northern Pacific Steamship Line service from 1899-1904. He then traveled to Oregon where he established a medical practice in Roseburg, Oregon that specialized in eye, ear, nose and throat maladies. He married Florence De Lacey Hall of Myrtle Creek, Oregon in 1905. The couple had a son, Hall, in 1907.
7.5 linear feet (5 containers) : 5 record storage boxes
Language of Materials
Alvane Cary Seely, MD (1870-1959) was an eye, ear, nose and throat doctor in Roseburg, OR, beginning in 1905. The collection contains diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts.
Other Finding Aids
Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.
Collection processed by staff, 1966.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Automobile travel -- Oregon -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Diaries Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Douglas County (Or.) -- Social life and customs Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Medical care -- Oregon -- Douglas County Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Medical care -- Oregon -- Roseburg Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Physicians -- Oregon -- Roseburg Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Roseburg (Or.) -- Social life and customs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Scrapbooks Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Seely, Alvane Cary, 1870-1959
- Seely, Alvane Cary, 1870-1959
- Guide to the Alvane Cary Seely Papers
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- Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Tanya Parlet.
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- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
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