This is the beginning of a series of posts concerning Lad’s Voyage to Venezuela, taking a similar route as John Jackson Lewis during the first portion of his journey, about 88 years later. Lad and Dan had been hired by their Uncle Ted Human (husband of Helen (Peabody) Human, Aunt Helen), sister of Arla Mary (Peabody) Guion, Grandpa’s wife who had passed away in 1933 after a long illness.
The following are documents my Dad had to obtain and/or deliver before he even set foot on the ship that would carry him to Venezuela. Dan had gone through this same process in September and October of 1938.
Report from Lad’s doctor that he had examined Lad and there was no evidence of leprosy, trachoma, insanity or epilepsy.
A statement from his doctor that he had been vaccinated.
The VISA Application Form
A letter from Lad’s employer, INTERAMERICA, INC. to the Venezuelan Consulate in New York reporting Lad’s employment and his intention to travel to Venezuela.
FBI, Department of Justice, document identifying Alfred Peabody Guion with his picture
The back of the FBI, Department of Justice, document identifying Alfred Peabody Guion with his finger prints.
A list of regulations to be complied with by aliens entering Venezuela
A NOTICE TO BEARERS OF PASSPORTS with Lad’s signature on it.
Pages 10 and 11 of the NOTICE TO BEARERS OF PASSPORTS
Section 15a. Special documents required for visas for certain Latin American countries, including Venezuela. Three documents are listed as being required by Venezuela: (1) Vaccination certificates,, (2) Health certificates and (3) Police certificates (good conduct certificates.
Next Saturday we hear more from INTERAMERICA, Inc. including their contract with Lad and employment regulations.
Tomorrow, I’ll be posting some information about Marian (Dunlap) Irwin’s ancestors. Next week I will be continuing the Helen Log Book, with vivid details about Grandpa’s trips with his three older boys on the Helen.