United Fruit Company

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Charles Van Wyck Brooks served aboard a United Fruit Company steamship for two weeks in the summer before he entered Harvard.

From the description of Correspondence to Charles Van Wyck Brooks, 1929. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 191822172

NYC; Boston, MA.

From the description of Pamphlets, ca.1935. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122523662

The United Fruit Company was formed in 1899 when the Boston Fruit Company merged with several other companies. It engaged in the production, transportation, and marketing of bananas, sugar, cocoa, abaca, and other tropical agricultural products. The United Fruit Company ultimately owned or leased property in Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica, and numerous other Central American, South American, and West Indian countries. By 1930, the company had absorbed more than twenty rival firms and was the largest employer in Central America.

From the description of United Fruit Company Photograph Collection, 1891-1962 (inclusive), 1920-1960 (bulk). (Harvard Business School). WorldCat record id: 269590835

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creatorOf Hill, Janet McKenzie, 1852-1933. [Culinary ephemera : fruits, vegetables, and nuts]. Box 51. William L. Clements Library
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referencedIn Everett C. Brown Papers, 1919-1921 Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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referencedIn Weber, Lee., 1919-2009. Oral history interview with Lee Weber, 1999 September 23. University of North Texas Library, UNT
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Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Arthur, Henry Bradford, 1904- person
associatedWith Baggett, Sam G. person
associatedWith Baker family. family
associatedWith Barton, Bruce, 1886-1967. person
associatedWith Bates, Marston, 1906-1974. person
associatedWith Bernays, Edward L., 1891-1995. person
associatedWith Boston Fruit Company. corporateBody
associatedWith British Honduras. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooks, Charles Van Wyck, person
associatedWith Brown, Everett C. person
associatedWith Chambers, Alexander. person
associatedWith Corcoran, Thomas G. person
associatedWith Cutter, Victor M. (Victor Macomber), 1881-1952. person
associatedWith Damer, Eyre, 1854- person
associatedWith Elders & Fyffes. corporateBody
associatedWith Ferguson, Edwin M., 1867-1941. person
associatedWith Forbes, W. Cameron (William Cameron), 1870-1959. person
associatedWith Gibson, Anson Wright, 1892-1977. person
associatedWith Holland family. family
associatedWith Hottenstein, Marcus S. (Marcus Stephen), b. 1876. person
associatedWith J.P. Morgan & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
associatedWith Pérez, Louis A., 1943- person
associatedWith Reinhold, Frances Downey, 1900-1975. person
associatedWith Revere Sugar Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Romualdi, Serafino person
associatedWith Romualdi, Serafino, 1900-1967. person
associatedWith Steinfeldt, Robert person
associatedWith Steinfeldt, Robert. person
associatedWith Steinke, Bettina, 1913-1999. person
associatedWith Strong, Richard P. (Richard Pearson), 1872-1948. person
associatedWith Thompson, Doris F., b. 1910. person
associatedWith Towl, Andrew Renwick, 1910- person
associatedWith United Brands Company. corporateBody
associatedWith University of New Mexico, University Libraries corporateBody
associatedWith Wallace, Tom, 1874-1961. person
associatedWith Weber, Lee., 1919-2009 person
associatedWith Wellman, Frederick L. person
associatedWith Wellman, Frederick Lovejoy, 1897- person
associatedWith Wilmington Trust Company. Trust Dept. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Nicaragua
Panama
Guatemala
Cuba
Haiti
Costa Rica
Bogotá (Colombia)
Cameroon
Argentina
Colombia
New Jersey
Brazil
El Salvador
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Mexico
Florida
Hawaii
Grenada
Weehawken (N.J.)
Venezuela
Golfito (Costa Rica : Bay)
Honduras
Jamaica
Havana (Cuba)
Subject
Spraying and dusting in agriculture--Photographs
Bananas--Photographs
Fruit trade--Photographs
Abaca (Fiber)--Photographs
Agriculture--Photographs
Tropical fruit industry--Photographs
Abaca industry--Photographs
Banana products--Photographs
Marine terminals--Photographs
Irrigation--Photographs
Banana trade--Photographs
Sugarcane industry--Photographs
Palm oil industry--Photographs
Sugarcane--Photographs
Abaca (Plant)--Photographs
Palm oil--Photographs
Sugar--Manufacture and refining--Photographs
Sugar growing--Photographs
Bananas--Processing--Photographs
Obesity--diet therapy
Sprinkler irrigation--Photographs
Reducing diets
Cacao--Photographs
Irrigation farming--Photographs
Banana
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Active 1938

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